UK children connecting with Ghana schools for Thinking of You Week

by | Jul 28, 2022 | News

In celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the GCA Schools Initiative aims to bring together up to 70 UK primary schools with the same number in the West African Commonwealth country Ghana to enable youngsters to exchange cards, which actively promotes empathy, helps with emotional communication and conveys the value of doing something special for others, as well as being a fun way to practice writing.

We’re excited to announce that 56 Ghanaian schools have already signed up for the GCA Schools Project. These schools are spread across the 7 main regions in the country.

Fun, quirky online retailer Ohh Deer have joined in on this feel good project by donating 4000 colourful pens for the children in Ghana to use to write their messages.

Colourful pens donated by Ohh Deer

“Ohh Deer were really keen to support this incredible project and we were delighted to be able to offer the pens for the children to use in Ghana. Card sending and receiving is always very special and being able to link up during a commonwealth games year is even better.”

Mark Callaby co-founder of Ohh Deer

How can you get involved?

We need to recruit more UK primary schools! So please contact your local primary school and encourage them to take part! Download and share the presentation below, this provides the school with all the information on the project and how to register. Please contact adriana@gca.cards if you have any questions.