Project: Cleverland education 

 "A family of learning" 

 Location: Lake Volta, Ghana 

Help us raise €9963 to build 2 classrooms, an office and a toilet block for The Kindergarten of Joy. This would allow 80 children to stay out of child labour and human trafficking, instead they go to school for free, and hundreds more in the future.

About the Kindergarten of Joy

The Kindergarten of Joy is a school in Mafinga Iringa in Tanzania. This school gives free education to benefit the less fortunate children and families in their area. To give all the children a chance at education without dropouts. This school uses a very “modern” approach where they do not differentiate between children with different religions or tribes. Everyone is equal at this place. At this moment there are already 4 existing classrooms and there are 13 teachers working, all teaching different classes.

The the pictures below of the Kindergarten of Joy in Tanzania.

What are the problems for the children?

Many children struggle every day and have no hope for the future, some of the children’s problems are that their parents are in prison, there is not enough money for food, having to take care of the elderly, parents passed away or they have HIV. As a result of all these problems children aged 6-14 years have to work in these regions. With your donations we can give children education, hope and a chance on a better future.


If we build the classrooms, there will be no costs anymore for The Kindergarten of Joy, therefore they can allow children to go to school for free. This way there are no debts, children get free education and do not have to work or take care of their families at home, because they get food in school.

Help us raise €4983 to build 2 classrooms for the Cleverland education school in Ghana. This would allow 60 children to stop fishing and go to school for free. If this succeeds, we expect to have another 60 pupils within the next year join the school.

About the project

The school is run by Alfred, a Ghana national who is the director and founder of the project. The school exists since 2010 and supports children with disabilities. The goal of the school is to educate as many children as possible by freeing them from labour at the lake. At this moment there are several classrooms but there is a high demand of extra class rooms.


Currently there are 154 children aged 2-14 years old who attend the school free of charge. Some sleep at the school in a dormitory building, but more help is needed to host all the children. There are too many poor families in the area.


The school operates legally as a kindergarten and as a primary school.

Some of the children

The schools problem

The school is operating well, there are at the moment 8 teachers and 3 volunteers active. The project is working and running, the community school even has volunteers who offer free medical care for the community. The problem for the school is that there is a lack of classrooms which limits the ability heavily to help children get out of child labour. If new classrooms were build, there would be an immediate impact for children around lake Volta.  


What are the problems for the children?

There are different problems for the children in this region. Children are orphans, do not have food, their parents are in prison or they past away. Some children have to take care of the elderly in extreme cases.


These problems have caused one of the biggest problems in this region, local fisherman have convinced the children guardians that they should learn fishing with them. Making themselves the “master” of the children while they simply benefit by employing children in this way.


At this moment most children have only 1 meal a day. Building schools and donating food would be the solution to this situation. By allowing them to go to school instead of working, we give them hope, education and a better future.


The average GDP per person in Ghana: $1.9K

Percentage of children age 5-17 in child labour in Ghana: 21%

What we will realise with your help

With your support Charity The Next Smile is able to provide food and good teaching facilities. We intend to raise €4983 by the 31st of August 2021, which will allow us to finish a 2 classroom building.


When our goal is reached, we will focus on raising the funds that are needed to provide food for the children, with every €3.50 a child would have free breakfast and lunch for a month. This amount, the price of a coffee, does not seem a lot of money, but over there it is much needed.

The Teachers


Why €4983?


Please press on the Excel Icon to have an overview of the expected costs of the project. The donations are solely used for this project and do not pay for operating costs of The Next Smile. Your donations goes 100% to the project. 

Why donate to us? What will happen with your donation exactly?

The donations will be used 100% for Cleverland education school in Ghana. Charity The Next Smile takes 0% of the funded money for operating costs, costs made for this project are already covered by volunteers.


We also make sure that there are no middlemen involved between Charity The Next Smile and the project in Ghana. We are in direct contact with the director of the school. This way there is not a third party involved who can make a profit on any transaction.


When we have reached the goal, a volunteer of The Next Smile will personally visit the school on site and will supervise the whole project. Then our associate will personally ensure that the funds are used in the benefit of the children. Costs will be directly paid by our employee to the seller, there is no third party who will benefit from your donations.


With these measurements we make sure that your donations are 100% used in the benefit of the children who will use the school in the future. 

So please help us reach the goal to provide education in Ghana.

Please donate and help us fund this project.

Additional information 


Classes from Monday to Friday

  • Mathematics

  • English

  • Science

  • Creative Arts

  • Computer science

  • History

  • Religion education

Classes are provided from Monday until Friday between 8am until 3 pm except during public holidays or as declared by the government.



First term: January – March

Second term: April – July

Third Term: September – December