Local projects in London

Projects are an important part of JCI, allowing members to develop skills, gain practical experience not necessarily available in their current professional roles and work in a team with other members. Running a successful project is a hugely rewarding experience, which often results in the formation of deep friendships with other project team members.

On this page, you will find all the details of the projects we are currently running in JCI London, the roles available and opportunities to get involved.

 


London 2 Ghana

This year JCI London 2 Ghana joins with a Primary School and an orphanage in Ghana.

Through this, we can see the importance of making sure our children learn how to use technology such as computers. This means better access to education and knowledge, in a well-connected world.

We have set ourselves an ambitious target to raise £6,000 to purchase a minimum of 50 computers/Laptops and deliver them to the school in Ghana in October 2016.

Help us carry out this task. Every donation counts and will contribute to this goal!

With a successful year 2015; we were able to deliver up to 1,000 books to furnish LA South Primary School library. 

The JCI London 2 Ghana initiative was born in 2014 when a group of JCI London members approached their counterparts in Ghana to find out if there were a project that they could support. As it happened, JCI Ghana was already involved in the UN’s Foundations Nothing But Nets campaign to reduce easily preventable deaths from deadly malaria by providing bed nets. JCI London members could help this project by raising money to buy malaria nets and save hundreds of lives in the process. With that, the London members sprang into action and started fundraising. The team was able to raise £5,000 and buy 1,000 malaria nets which they hand delivered to villages and schools in Northern Ghana in April 2014.

Hot on the heels of this success, the following year 2015, again in collaboration with JCI Ghana, the team raised money for LA South primary school in Accra. In 2014 JCI Ghana completely refurbished the school’s library which was in a deplorable state. Now that the roof, windows, door and ceiling have all been replaced, the children needed some new books which is where the project came in. The team had a successful year and delivered up to 1,000 books.

For more information, please contact  Anca, the project director  at london2ghana@jcilondon.org.uk


 

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