What “Ngorli” Means
The word "Ngorli" (N-goalie) means there is "Hope or Future". It is a word in the EWE language. Ewe is a language spoken in Ghana, Togo and Benin, which are all in West Africa.
~Who we are
We are an all-embracing organization, our core values are based on care, peace, benevolence and love. We are dedicated to working with and for children and their communities in an effort to help them reach their full potential. We truly believe that, providing quality education for children is the cornerstone for human progress. Ngorli was formed with this purpose in mind; to work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, gender inequality, ignorance and illiteracy place on the developmental phases of a child's growth. We believe that together we can advance the course of humanity by promoting and creating a constructive environment and well-resourced educational facilities for children of underprivileged societies.
~Why we serve
There is no greater sense of fulfillment than being fully aware that your involvement and contribution to a worthy cause has yielded the desired result of drastically improving the lives of disadvantaged children. In fact, this is the main concern that has brought together a team of enthusiastic and dedicated individuals who are willing to sacrifice their time, talent, energy, resources, etc. for what they consider to be of eternal value.
~What We Do
We are committed to ensuring that every child regardless of gender, ethnicity, socio-economic, and cultural background realize their optimum potential through quality education. We provide a constructive environment and well-resourced educational facilities such as state -of the- art libraries, computer laboratories, recreational facilities and books, relevant educational materials and incentives for underprivileged children to boost teaching and learning.
At Ngorli, We carefully monitor and review programs and costs. We use donations and grants for their intended purposes, and look for ways to leverage funds for maximum impact. Stewardship is an integral part of everything we do — because we recognize that every resource entrusted to us can transform children's lives. All of our executives are educated, trustworthy, and are employed.
Ngorli was founded based on the principles and ideas of Chosen Generation, a non-profit organization founded by a Ghanaian, Samira Captain, whose father is from Lebanon. She founded Chosen Generation to help communities in the Achimota area of Accra, Ghana. Her main focus was empowering children and the youth through education. Chosen Generation lasted from1994 to 1999.
The founder/president of Ngorli Organization, Raymond Amezado at the age of 15 was a youth board member of Chosen Generation. He was in charge of organizing events and encouraging children his age to participate in sports and educational programs. His experience of board membership came to a halt when Chosen Generation was dissolved in 1999 due to the fact that the president, the sole sponsor and backbone of Chosen Generation, Samira Captain moved to the USA after getting married. Raymond Amezado vowed to continue the hard work of promoting education for the under privilege in society.
Ngorli's mission is to provide the means and access to quality education for children of underprivileged communities internationally. We are committed to cultivating the optimum academic potential of each child regardless of the constraints.
Ngorli's vision is to one day realize a world in which children from developing parts of our world have equal access to quality education in this era of global competitiveness. The organization envisions a world in which children from these underprivileged parts of our societies would receive quality education in a constructive environment and well-resourced educational facilities. This would give them the opportunity to access the wide horizon of possibilities the world has to offer.
Ngorli also seeks to identify and provide a comprehensive range of opportunities with the help of stakeholders at all levels of education. Our priority is to ensure that generation upon generation of our future leaders are not singularly or collectively left out on this fundamental human right; whether it be a result of, gender inequality, geographical location, policy, financial, human resource or any other limitations.
PROGRAMS (back to top)
Expanding access to high quality early childhood education is among the smartest investments that we can make. Research has shown that the early years in a child’s life, when the human brain is forming represent a critically important window of opportunity to develop a child’s full potential and shape key academic, social, and cognitive skills that determine a child’s success in school and in life.
Participation in high-quality early learning programs, such as Head Start, public and private pre-K, and childcare will provide children from all backgrounds with a strong start and a foundation for school success. These programs also generate a significant return on investment for society; numerous economic studies have documented a rate of return of $7 or more on each dollar invested through a reduced need for spending on other services, such as remedial education, grade repetition, and special education, as well as increased productivity and earnings for these children as adults.
Our programs based on geographic location and the need of the society.
~STEM-Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics
Having a methodology to turn our native curiosity into knowledge gives us the power and possibility to invent new solutions to problems. Doing this at an early age is the greatest advantage to society. In this global village the importance of STEM cannot be over emphasized but many underprivileged children around the world do not have the resources to explore their curiosity and creativity, let alone the love for STEM.
The STEM Education Program promotes works to support teachers and students. STEM generally supports broadening the study of science within each of the other subjects, and beginning creativity at younger grades, even elementary school. Priority is given to underprivileged schools and student.
Academic Competitions such as Spelling Bee, Debates, Quizzes and Essay Writing are held throughout the year as a way of assessing pupils, encouraging teachers to deliver more and donating items to school and students. These competitions are academic in nature. They test pupils spelling ability (spelling bee), oral speaking English, thinking capacity (debates and quizzes) and written as well as grammar (Essay writing). These competitions help pupils to study harder and compete to know and win, it also gives indication to teachers which children perform poorly and requires extra attention.
These events are planned in advance with cooperation from all involved schools and will be well noted on school calendars.
In Developing Countries, it is not a requirement for children to obtain medical screening before they begin their elementary education, nor is it a requirement during their education journey. Most Senior High schools (grades 10-12) require students to obtain medical screening before they begin this stage of their education; moreover this standard is not enforced.
The importance of medical screening prior to being enrolled into school cannot not be over emphasized; especially in developing countries where Corporal Punishment (CP) is the major method of correction for students. For instance, a child who has problem with sight, which could in turn affect his/her reading ability or academic performance in general could face punishment in school for lack of performance due to this problem.
This program is to help deprived children to get access to basic health screening and follow up treatment and medication if the need be.
In most schools in third world countries, the services of counsellors are non-existence, in most cases punishment is the solution to almost every problem without the student or the cases being assessed.
Ngorli’s goal is to provide counsel, and guide students on their daily encounter and toward professions which are based in their current interests to develop their strengths, and to expose them to that which they would not otherwise be privy to. This will enable them to gain valuable skills for future employment. Volunteers and staff will assist in counseling. We will also work with the schools for individual guidance. Any behavior problems will be evaluated by qualified professionals, at no additional expense. We at Ngorli want to develop the complete person and not focus merely on academics or athletics.
Every year there is sports competitions, different competitions depending on the geographic area. The athletics competition keeps pupils fit and healthy, so that they can learn well at school. Children who have talents in sports are given the opportunity to improve and contribute to their country‘s development.
Sports activities and interests provide many positive opportunities for children. Good sportsmanship provides guidelines that can be generalized to classroom and lifelong achievement. Participation in challenging sports contests teaches children to love classroom challenge. It also teaches children to function in a competitive society.
The world of sports mirrors how one can play the game of school and life. Good athletes stay in the game and play their best even when they are losing. They know they will win some and lose some. They discipline themselves. They practice with grueling regularity the necessary skills for their sport. Education, life accomplishments, creative contributions in the arts, sciences, business, and government involve similar perseverance and self-discipline.
Our society is competitive, and we should teach our children to function in competition and how to both win and lose as good sports. Children must learn that winning and losing are both temporary, and they can't give up or quit. Learning to become a team player is also important for children who may prefer to be the center of attention.
SPORTS ARE FOR GIRLS TOO
This is a sub division of our SPORT Program- The domain of sports has for a long time belonged mainly to males. With so much to be learned from sports, it is surely unfair to reserve that opportunity only for boys. Female teams now abound in many schools and communities. Forty percent of the basketball teams in schools are now girls' teams. Girls' participation in sports should increase their confidence, risk taking, and their ability to function in competition. Girls' lesser experience in sports, compared to boys, may underlie some of the career problems women cope with in business, industry, science, or the arts, where the rules of team sports often prevail.
~Culture Exchange Program
Culture has many definitions. Our definition is that culture is our collective experience as a society, and its impact on our reaction and decision-making relative to every-day facts and circumstances. Ngorli culture exchange program provides the opportunity for underprivileged children to travel around the world. We prefer children from develop countries to travelled to third world countries so they see the difference and learn from it first-hand. We also want children from developing countries to travel to developed countries so they may learn from them and bring the story back home as a motivation to strive for more in a good way. This program is three to four weeks and children are given the opportunity to learn, explore and experience the difference in culture and it importance in this global village.
Social and Healthy Lifestyle Education
All over the world, different communities and people face different social, economic, and health issues. Statistics shows that underprivileged children are most vulnerable in these conditions. It’s part of our mission to educate communities on their issues and offer help, supporting as much as we can. Some of the topic we educate communities and children on includes:
Gangs or Bad groups
PROJECTS (back to top)
The Word Library can only be found in the Textbooks for most children in developing countries. Some of the schools don’t even have the basic classroom structure let alone a Library. Our Project includes finding these schools and building Libraries. Some of the schools have the structure already; we just turn them into libraries by finishing it up or supplying them with books.
These libraries are made accessible to the children and there are programs to help them to develop and promote good reading habits.
~Computer/ Science Laboratories
Science is an extreme sport for the brain, and needs to be practiced regularly. If we take some time off from science, which most people do, it’s hard work to get back in shape. Meanwhile, the vocabulary has changed. Children need the chance to practice and experiments their curiosity and though.
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have undergone a lot of transformation. The rapid change in technology coupled with the effects of globalization calls for an urgent need for nations lagging behind the change to close the gap.
~Class Room modernization
Most schools in developing countries have structures and school blocks or buildings but the classrooms are far from liveliness, ranging from under trees, Mud houses, bad cement floors, no painting or awful paintings, no posters on the wall, no classroom learning aids. These dull learning environments speak of the bleak outlook of many of the lives the children will grow to have. Without planting the seeds of nourishment of education, imagination, and compassion, our children will be lost.
We are trying to help those schools bring some kind of liveliness into these classrooms by helping them refurbish the classroom: paintings, posters, furniture and learning aids that will promote the children’s interest in school and ability for them to learn through posters and other educational aids. To motivate the teachers to want to teach and to reignite the spark that urged them to seek a career in education.
Members and guests are from all over the world with different educational, social, and experiences which will enable us push our agenda successfully.
Ngorli has no barriers to its membership. Everybody is eligible to be members without discrimination, believing that all men are created equal. Membership shall take effect from date of registration. To become a member please fill out the Form M1 below and also review our terms and condition.
~Why you should become a member of Ngorli Organization
By becoming a member of Ngorli Organization, you will be helping to promote education and impact the hope of a child in this world. We believe that education is the path that children follow to reach their full potential in life.
1. Your membership fee is divided evenly between sponsorship of a child by paying his/her school fees, and Ngorli’s projects/programs.
2. Receive a Ngorli Membership Certificate, Ngorli brand merchandise including T-shirts, Calendars, pens and much more.
3. Free or discounted tickets to all our events or sells.
4. Quarterly update on our projects, programs, and the child that you sponsored.
5. Periodic gift from Africa. We receive gifts from citizens of a village or a town such as crafts, art, jewelry and more! This is their way of thanking you for your support.
6. Free or discounted ticket to Africa to help with children; experience our impact on communities and some fun whiles working.
7. Members are always considered first in terms of job opening or any opportunity.
8. Our project and program database is available to members for educational and research purposes.
9. Free cultural lesson (Language, Cooking and Dancing) lesson in Africa.
SUPPORT US (back to top)
The schools of our targeted communities do not have libraries where pupils can sit comfortably and learn. The few libraries double as the Head Teachers’ offices where students’ exercise books are kept. The students do not have access to reading materials such as text books, drawing books, exercise books, story books-fiction and non-fiction, magazine, pamphlet and graphics as well as computer books. The provision of these books will enable pupils improve their reading, writing and speaking ability. Books of any form that can help children are needed. Libraries built and to be established will be stocked with some of the books. Some will be given to individual students and teachers to promote learning at our target communities.
Most of the schools in our targeted communities lack an appropriate class room and the few schools that have structures do not have materials to facilitate teaching and learning. Materials such as black and white boards, chalk, markers, mathematical instruments for both teachers and students, pens, pencils, crayons, educational toys, computers, educational CD’s and DVD’s ,printers, photo copy machines and plan sheets are all needed. When these materials, particularly the educational toys are donated to schools they help teachers know the talent sectors of the students. It will ease teaching and learning and also introduces pupils to the world of computers.
~Clothes/Uniforms, Shoes, and Gifts
One of the basic ways of helping a child’s education is the provision of school uniform, shoes, socks and school bag. Pupils of our targeted communities mostly wear unacceptable clothing to schools often without footwear; some walk more than three miles to school. This suffering might discourage children from going to school. Donations of clothes, uniforms shoes, socks, school bags, food containers and bicycles will help in promoting child education. The material is given to individual students to motivate them to learn and also encourage others to go to school. Though our target is to promote child education, any house wear items old or new can be donated to put a smile on children’s faces. If sending the materials will be inconvenient, monetary donations can be given for this purpose. Simply, attach a short request note to the cash, check, or money order and it will be dealt accordingly.
~ Monetary Donations
You can donate safely via PayPal or through our bank with the information provided below. Checks and money orders are also accepted, made payable to Ngorli.
Perhaps your geographical location may not make it possible for you to become a part of our core team. Nevertheless, technological advancement has made it possible for you to generously volunteer your support through the email system. Thus, you can constantly keep in touch by supplying workable ideas as well as other forms of financial and material support
Sponsor a School
Individuals or organizations can choose to 'adopt' a class or grade or an entire school. Sponsor a School may sound like a huge responsibility but the actual fact is that it’s not. You can help a class/grade or a whole school by donating books, educational materials such as pens, pencils, chalk, computers, printers or you can help build a classroom. You can help with sports materials as well or donate money to help facilitate ongoing project in a school like a library or a computer lab. Most school need classroom modernization and you can be that one to “adopt” a classroom for such project.
Sponsors will be assigned their school or grade, etc. and will receive periodic academic updates on said class or school. A picture will be provided and the sponsor will have the option of maintaining communication with the school. Communication will be through the Organization and is subject to monitoring.
Sponsor a child
Individuals or organizations can choose to 'adopt' a child. Sponsorship includes helping with school fees or providing uniforms, school supplies, or workbooks.
Sponsors are assigned their child and receive periodic academic updates on that child. A picture is provided and sponsors have the option of maintaining communication with the child. Communication is maintained through the Organization and is subject to monitoring. Children are recommended for Scholarships based on recommendations from the school, personal, performance, and testing.
If you sponsor a child, we ask that you maintain that commitment throughout their educational lives. If that is not possible, we ask that once you commit, you carry that commitment out for the entire school year. Payment is made to the Organization (either in installments or as a one-time payment). You can opt to include an additional amount (of your choosing) to include supplies. Any amount listed is solely that of the school fees and not uniforms, or other necessities. Once payment is made to the Organization, we make payments directly to the school on behalf of the child
~Youth Literacy program
Welcome to our youth literacy program!
Did your know, two-thirds of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of the 4th grade will end up in jail or end up needing financial help from social services?
According to study released by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Youth Literacy Project - Why is Literacy Important:
- Approximately 1 out of 20 adults in the U.S. is not literate in English
- 11 million Americans do not have the skills to handle many everyday tasks
- 30 million adults may not be able to comprehend sense of a simple pamphlet
- Adults with ability to perform challenging and complex reading tasks make an average salary of $50,700 yearly. That is $28,000 more than those who lacked basic skills.
Our youth literacy program provides access to reading material, tutoring and mentoring. These programs are staffed by local volunteers and members.
Community gardens server many purposes. They provide the opportunity to bring people together from a wide variety of backgrounds, including age, race, social class and culture. They offer a focal point for community organizing, and can lead to community-based efforts to deal with other social concerns. Community gardens offer a unique opportunity to teach youth about; where food comes from, practical math skills, basic business principles, the importance of community and stewardship, issues of environmental sustainability and job and life skills.
Our community garden plan takes place in low income areas and are run by the youth of the communities and local volunteers. We partners with local farmers, food distributers, chefs, colleges and horticulture experts to host educational field trips throughout the year and hold events that service the community. We also host family-style dinners for the children, their families, neighbors, and volunteers. The children serve the community meals they help to prepare, using their own harvested produce and donations from our various community partners.