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A Pencil For Ghana

What Is A Pencil Ghana?

Pencil for Ghana is a non-profit organization raising sustainable funds for the Ryvanz-Mia Childcare (Orphanage) and providing affordable volunteer programs in Kpando, Ghana.

How A Pencil for Ghana all began.

A Pencil for Ghana is an incredible and inspiring charity project that had its humble beginnings in Barcelona, Spain, by the amazing and selfless Laia Maldonado back in 2017. The story of the charity’s origins is one of true inspiration- it was during Laia’s volunteer experience at the Ryvanz-Mia Childcare in Kpando, Ghana, that she observed a group of children who had to share just one pencil between fifteen of them to do their homework. Shocked by what she had witnessed, Laia returned home to Barcelona with a burning passion to make a difference. She started by raising awareness about the project, attending charity functions, meeting people to form a team, and contacting NGOs to grow A Pencil for Ghana into the unique initiative it is now.

The project’s purpose is to help financially sustain Ryvanz-Mia and provide crucial and valuable opportunities for volunteers, as well as the kids and adults of the orphanage. It’s an inspiring initiative that is doing amazing work and influencing positive change.

How A Pencil for Ghana all began.

Laia, a passionate and dedicated individual, successfully developed A Pencil for Ghana, a project that aims to provide essential educational tools to children in underprivileged communities. Laia’s commitment to the cause led her to return to the Ryvanz-Mia Childcare (Orphanage) in Ghana alongside Ingrid Ribera, a volunteer coordinator from Barcelona, Spain. Together, they shared their project’s exciting plans, goals, and achievements with the orphanage’s staff members and even met Emma Feagan, another like-minded and compassionate volunteer from Adelaide, South Australia. Emma had been volunteering at the orphanage for 23 days and had been planning ways to help the children upon her return home. When Laia and Ingrid arrived and presented their project ideas, Emma was ecstatic to have found kindred spirits with a passion for making a difference in the world. Emma was so inspired that she decided to start a branch of A Pencil for Ghana in Australia, and is currently working as Australia’s volunteer coordinator, developing a team to support the cause.


What are A Pencil for Ghana’s goals?

A Pencil for Ghana has a mission to positively impact the community of Kpando by supporting the orphanage in achieving its goals. The organization is committed to working hand in hand with other Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to increase the chances of success in this venture. The primary objectives of A Pencil for Ghana are to provide ongoing volunteers, maintain regular volunteer programs within the Kpando community, and receive sustainable donations. The critical reasons are to support the children’s education, food, and borehole maintenance and provide them with a tutor and career guidance.

To support the home in evolving the children’s future and encouraging them to aspire to greatness, we are active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Our email address, [email protected], can be used to get more information about our project or collaborate with us in supporting these goals.

At A Pencil for Ghana, we firmly believe that together, we can improve the course of these children’s future.

What are APG's programs?


We want volunteers to collaborate at a limited center in Kpando hospitals through the HOSPITAL program. It offers the chance to learn about African healthcare and seek professional and student help to improve their effectiveness in adapting to local conditions. Documentation of medical studies is required.


We partnered with Kpando Community Special Inclusive School, which caters to children and adults with various disabilities. Despite the minimum resources provided by the government, the school strives to provide personalized attention and infrastructure necessary for the children’s development. Volunteer tasks involve spending time with the students, playing, singing, dancing, and teaching when possible. Speaking English is not required as the focus is on building relationships with the students. Joining our team will bring joy to the students and create lasting memories.

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