Sep 11, 2014 • 15M

#104: Award Winning Nonprofit Reports On Results

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September 4, 2014 - Read the full Your Mark on the World article and watch the interview here: Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes by clicking here: or on Stitcher by clicking here: In early 2013, the Your Mark on the World Center, with support from an anonymous benefactor, awarded two prizes to small nonprofit organizations. The Senase Project was one of the winning nonprofits. Founder Chris Toone reports on how the school project in Ghana has been completed: Originally our organization began after studying abroad for four months and seeing the world. During our trip to Ghana, we found our way to the small rural village of Senase, where the people welcomed us with open arms. While here, we traveled to the village of Akatim for the school day where we found not only a lack of a school building, but also a lack of hope. This trip is what ultimately created The Senase Project. I recently returned from a trip to Ghana in April after the school was commissioned and handed over to the village of Akatim on April 14th, 2014. During this trip we met with community leaders, teachers, and members of Government including the representative for Ghanaian Parliament and the Municipal Chief Executive Officer to discuss about ways to keep the school sustainable. During this trip we also met with Ghana Health Services to start collaborations on a medical clinic in the village of Senase. Parliament recently released funds to rennovate a building in the village, so a four treatment room clinic is well underway. We are figuring out ways to provide the clinic with equipment needed in order to operate efficiently. The clinic will allow accessibile basic care such as outpaitent care, prenatal and midwife care, as well as outpatient care and other general medical needs.