Dear Trinity Yard School Family,

With immense gratitude, we extend our heartfelt appreciation to each one of you for being the driving force behind the success stories unfolding at Trinity Yard School (TYS an NGO School in Ghana). Your unwavering support has not only kept our vision alive but has empowered bright Ghanaian students, creating a lasting impact on their lives.

Unleashing Impact Through Education and Empowerment

The influence of Trinity Yard School goes far beyond classrooms and programs; it’s about transforming lives. Your support enables us to sustain our core program offerings—The Bridge Program, Career Development, After School, and Community Literacy. However, to elevate and expand our projects each year requires an inspired heart. It is only through the bright eyes and committed efforts of our students that we find such inspiration to provide these bridges of opportunity.

The Numeric Impact of TYS: NGO School in Ghana

Let’s take a moment to reflect on the tangible impact your support has brought to life. TYS directly supports 249 students across 6 programs, with 54% of our students being female. Daily, we provide meals for 94 individuals, employ 21 Ghanaians, and have a dedicated team of 7 teachers. Our soccer program, a source of pride, played 30 matches, transported 75 players weekly, scored 66 goals, and concluded with a remarkable cumulative record of 19-3-8.

Annually, our efforts yield impressive results: 144 lbs of mushrooms, 4400 organically grown vegetables, 6500 fruits, 7 gallons of honey, 400 tilapia and catfish raised, and 300 eggs produced weekly. Beyond numbers, these figures symbolize TYS’s collective effort to enhance lives through sustainable practices.

Summer Camp: A Journey of Growth

In July, the vibrancy of our after-school program students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades shone during a two-week summer camp. Led by an Italian volunteer and two local teachers, 73 students immersed themselves in daily workshops encompassing performing arts, music, surfing, and sustainable sciences. English, reading, and writing took center stage, culminating in a powerful trip to the Cape Coast slave castle and the Kakum National Forest. This journey to Ghana’s premier heritage sites promoted growth within our young students fostering a deep awareness of national history.

Class of 2023 Graduation: A Celebration of Achievements

NGO School in Ghana

Our graduates began the Bridge Program unsure about their future direction. After two years of our tailored studies, each student emerged with the confidence needed to decisively choose a career path.

In June TYS hosted its largest graduation ceremony to date, attended by over 250 people from three communities. The festivities included captivating performances by our cultural group, a traditional meal, and inspiring speeches by students and staff. Together, as an extended TYS family, we witnessed the profound impact of community support on our youth. Watching our class walk out during graduation, in front of their families, peers, and community as empowered individuals, was a moment that encapsulated the very essence of why TYS exists.

Welcoming New Students: Bridging Futures

This past August, 52 students attended a weeklong camp, aspiring to join our Bridge Program, a two-year course of tuition-free secondary education. Admittance is based on students’ enthusiasm to learn, not necessarily academic ability. This fosters a diverse student body that gives TYS its reputation of inclusivity. During the camp, students explored various facets of the TYS curriculum through daily classes in academics, arts, and team building. After much consideration we proudly enrolled our largest class yet, with 32 students representing the villages of Cape Three Points, Ketakor, and Akwidaa.

In June TYS hosted its largest graduation ceremony to date, attended by over 250 people from three communities. The festivities included captivating performances by our cultural group, a traditional meal, and inspiring speeches by students and staff. Together, as an extended TYS family, we witnessed the profound impact of community support on our youth. Watching our class walk out during graduation, in front of their families, peers, and community as empowered individuals, was a moment that encapsulated the very essence of why TYS exists.

Career Development: Shaping Futures

Our Career Development Program (CDP) offers individual career counseling, guiding each student toward practical skills training after graduation. This year, 48 students are enrolled, including 12 recent graduates who have successfully completed 2-3 years of study.

Our Sewing group of 5 young women completed their course study this June, graduating alongside the class of 2023, dressed in their own beautifully sewn dresses. Celebrating their hard work with the community, these women have shown real dedication during their two-year study. Following their graduation each student will apply their skills alongside a professional seamstress in the city of Takoradi for a 6-month internship.

New CDP Student Highlight: Dorothy Ntaamah

Meet Dorothy Ntaamah, an eighteen-year-old from the Akwidaa community, a small fishing village east of Cape Three Points. After school days at TYS, Dorothy walked 6 km home to work for her family, selling local food or helping with the family farm. On weekends, she devoted time to household chores and her church, actively participating in a choir and teaching younger members.

Dorothy’s infectious energy and determination to improve in all aspects of her schooling made her a standout student. Despite not being the top in her class, she was punctual and hardworking. Dorothy crafted a CDP plan with aspirations to break traditional gender roles by becoming the first female auto electrical engineer in her hometown. Expressing the significance of this, she said, “Achieving this first, would make me and my family extremely proud. I believe it would also increase my chances of getting a job that would enable me to live in the city.” Currently enrolled in a three-year apprenticeship with Kwansa Motors in Takoradi, Dorothy is well on her way to fulfilling her dreams, thanks to the support of our CDP staff and the generous contributions of our TYS family.

Join the Works, Get Involved

We invite you to become part of our journey by volunteering. Whether from the comfort of your home or through a visit to Trinity Yard, your involvement provides a unique experience of living in the rural coastal villages of western Ghana while serving the youth of Cape Three Points. Get in touch here.

Your donation, no matter the size, directly changes the lives of the youth we serve, allowing us to continue our impactful work with the Cape Three Points community. Trinity Yard School is an IRS 501(c)3 registered tax-exempt organization.

Together, let’s continue transforming lives and building a brighter future for the youth of Cape Three Points. Stay tuned for more highlights, including updates on our sustainable farm, surfing club, cultural group, and student spotlights.

With heartfelt gratitude, All of us at TYS

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