PROJECTS IN AFRICA
PROJECTS & DOCUMENTARY: We have documentary photos and videos of many of our activities in Africa. Sample photos and snippets are available on this website. We are happy to send our donors full documentary videos of current projects in Africa upon request.
(I). Good Books for Africa Program: With the help of Books4cause We solicit, collect, ship, and donate books and educational reources to schools, libraries, and community learning centers in Africa. We encourage organizations and individuals to contact us with support, and partner with us for donations to English-speaking countries. If you are interested in donating books please visit our partner books4cause
(II). Dr. Evans Fiakpui Community Learning Center (Tsrukpe, Ghana): Named for the philanthropist, educator, and illustrious native son, the Dr. Evans Fiakpui CLC when completed will be a multi-function center for promoting teaching and learning in functional, technological, health, and global literacy. The main building will consist of the following functional sections, with rooms to be named in honor significant donors.
Reference Library provides literacy resources for preschool through tertiary education, leisure & reference.
Technology Room provides exposure and access to computers and popular basic technologies.
Children’s Room provides intergenerational educational/developmental resources for preschool through early grades.
Quiet Room is designed for reading, “meditation” or “reflection” for CLC users.
Conference Room serves needs of small group meetings, community workshops, and civic education.
CLC Guest House: Provides guest rooms for overnight CLC consultants and community service providers.
(III). Community Safe Water Project: Initiated and financed singularly by Dr. Evans Fiakpui (M.D), communal labor by citizens of Alavanyo Wudidi, and HSRI support, clean drinking water was provided to this community in the Volta Region of Ghana in 2006-2007 (See photos or request full DVD). Thanks to our generous benefactor, Dr. Fiakpui, the community now enjoys benefits of clean drinking water. We are engaged in continuing education related to sanitation, efficient management, and leveraging this precious commodity…..water!
(IV). Charter Schools: Currently in its planning phase, we propose the creation of model charter schools in remote villages and slums to provide access and opportunity to children who would otherwise be lost in “the hustle for survival” in Africa. Help us build a school!
(V). Mawuli School & Trost Memorial: We support Mawuli School and Rev. Dr. Walter Trost Memorial educational programs in Ghana and Chicago, Illinois. We pay tribute to Rev. Dr. Walter Trost.
TROST MEMORIAL(TM): TM is an interest group originating from Mawulians and Friends of Mawuli dedicated to providing educational access and opportunities for young people in honor of Rev. Dr. Walter P. Trost, a founder and first Principal of Mawuli School. While some people in the USA knew him simply as a Professor of Biology at Chicago State University, where he established an academic award program while he was teaching there, to many others he was a missionary, Reverend, and a scientist. To Mawulians, Ghanaians, and Africans, he was an educator, benefactor, philanthropist, founding father and first principal of Mawuli School (www.omsu.org), a man dedicated to the education of underserved and under privileged youth in Africa and United States, a very modest man, a larger than life actor in many lives! The Trost Scholar Awards (established by former students in USA) at Mawuli School and Chicago State University, Chicago, is a token gesture of appreciation to our founder, father, friend, and an attempt to teach/share his legacy with all. Mawuli School continues to produce scientists, medical doctors, lawyers, administrators, educators, businessmen/women and professionals around the globe.
Walter P. Trost Memorial Award recipients are biology majors with average academic records who have demonstrated sustained service to fellow students or the community through the Biological Society, Minority Association of Pre-Health, tutoring, volunteering and other services deemed appropriate by the department.” (Source: Chicago State University Honors Convocation. May 24, 2001).
You can support TM by sending donations to OMSU-NA (tax exempt) and clearly marked “Trost Memorial”. Alternatively, the made-out check could be mailed directly to HSRI made out to OMSU-NA.