Heroes and She-roes – November 2020

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” 

—Maya Angelou

You’re a hero or she-ro to me!

As we approach Thanksgiving, I didn’t want the holiday to go by without expressing my sincerest thankfulness for you. Thank you for partnering with us and for being a “hero or she-ro” not only to me, but to the over two thousands children in Ghana who have a Framework-built school in which to learn. Thank you! 

It’s hard to believe that this time last year I was preparing to leave on my 14th trip to Ghana to celebrate the opening of our 6th school – the Kwaman Primary School. It was then that I got a “new” title – Chief Seth – at the school’s sword cutting ceremony! I can still see the smiling faces of the students and their excitement over their new school building. Having a newly built primary school means so much to the village of Kwaman. It provided critical income to this rural community as we bought supplies and hired builders from the area. The school also keeps children safe and provides them with a hearty lunch. And having an education provides every child, rich or poor, the opportunity to be on equal footing – that’s some hero and she-roe outcomes! 

Due to the pandemic, I will not travel to Ghana this year, and I am already looking forward to when it will be safer to do so; hopefully early next year. Until then, Kofi, our contractor with Building for the Future Generations, is keeping us in the loop with regard to our two 2020 builds: The Jack Beu Primary School and the Small London Junior High School.

There is never a dull day for our building partners. On the way to the Jack Beu school site, the truck with our roofing lumber got stuck in a ditch. It took a couple of hours of strategic problem solving to maneuver the truck free!

Framing continues at the Jack Beu Primary School. At this point, you can really see the structure come together.

The structure of the Jack Beu Primary School is finished and all that is left is interior painting and supplying each classroom with desks, chairs and chalkboards. The school will be ready for up to 350 students when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and school starts back up.

We can’t wait to celebrate the commissioning of these two schools with you! And to start building our 2021 school project: the Edukuma Primary School in central Ghana. And we can’t say it enough – THANK YOU – for joining us in empowering Western Africa’s youth through the construction and renovation of its public schools!

On behalf of the Framework International board, we wish you – our heroes and she-roes” and your loved ones a very blessed Thanksgiving holiday.

Yours in empowering Ghana’s youth,

Seth Prickett

Framework Founder and Board Chair