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Everyone deserves an opportunity

What an incredible year it has been so far for PVBS and things are only getting started! Nothing excites us more than giving people, especially children anopportunity in life. As John D. Rockefeller once put it…“I believe in the dignity of labour whether with hand or head that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.” Everything great done in life first started with an opportunity. Everyone deserves one, and at PVBS we believe in this! We are so thankful for schools that havegiven us the opportunity to serve them, enabling us together to provide agreater opportunity for our not so fortunate friends. So far through partnering with 17...

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New life from wake-up call for Eric

Ghana-born Eric Agyeman was the only African pupil at Ringwood Primary School in the late 1990s. He was bullied by his peers and now refers to his primary school days as “challenging”.  “It was a learning time for me to understand who I am,” says Agyeman who is now 26 and lives in South Morang. But rather than becoming withdrawn, he rebelled. He began smoking, mixing with the wrong crowd and chalking up school suspensions. “I was an all-round troublesome teenager.” His dad saw where things were heading, so he framed a three-week “holiday” trip back to Ghana to visit his sick mother, who Agyeman hadn’t seen for eight years. It was in fact a ploy to give the then-13-year-old...

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September Trip

In September/October 2013, I had the amazing opportunity to visit the beautiful country Cambodia.  The trip was organised by our Charity Partners 'Samaritan's Purse' and was for the following purposes  1) To better understand the challenges of education access for children.  2) To see first hand the projects and schools we would be funding and the systematic processes of our charity partners.  It was a remarkable experience, from listening to heartbreaking stories of the local families, the hardship and difficulties they face to walking through knee high water to a remote school, to providing bicycles for children so they can have access to attend school. I can say I am more than convinced and re assured in my heart that...

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100 Children Impacted!

PVBS kicked off the 2014 in a very impacting way!  In Partnership with local charity ‘The Akaa Project’, PVBS funded a new roof and concrete walls and floors for a Grade 4 classroom in the Amanfro Community School in Ghana.  Recently, the community got together and built the grade 4 classroom from their surrounding resources: bamboo walls, a dirt floor and a palm leaf roof. But in the rainy season, the classroom would be empty and teaching would come to a halt because the classroom was no longer accessible.  The effect of this is students being displaced with some not even returning. However with PVBS’s support, the students in grade 4 will now be able to learn throughout the year.The...

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