North Logan residents raising money to build kindergartens in Ghana

A North Logan woman who is on the World Joy board of directors says the non-profit organization is doing a great job of improving health care and education in Ghana. Jody Porter invites local residents to attend a dinner and auction at Hamilton’s Restaurant on Thursday, Feb. 3 which is a fundraiser for World Joy.On KVNU’s Crosstalk show, Porter said she and her daughter Brooke, who is a student at Sky View High school, helped raise $25,000 recently which was enough to build a school in the Attiwa District in Ghana.”It’s a kindergarten because when World Joy started building these schools,” Porter explained, “the government in Ghana recommended that they build kindergartens because if they could get the kids excited about education early, then they would be more likely to keep coming to school and be excited to learn. “So the government has asked World Joy to prioritize the kindergartens.”Porter has visited Ghana and she says World Joy is spending the money in a responsible way building health clinics and schools and teaching teachers to teach. She says all the money raised at the February 3 dinner and auction will go directly to World Joy.

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