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Oklahoma City market supports rural Ghana school
By Heather Warlick
| Published: December 11, 2012
The school's name, La'angum, means teamwork in Mampruli.
It's a fitting name, Iddi-Gubbels said, because the community itself builds each room of the school.
In 2008, the community came together to build a prekindergarten classroom, a storeroom, a small office for the teachers and a big pavilion. It was quite a feat considering the village has no running water or electricity.
That year, about 40 bright-eyed pre-K students came to the school.
The next year, the people of the village built a kindergarten classroom and added another group of students. Every year since, they have added a classroom and filled it with students. This September, the original pre-K students attended the school's premiere third-grade class.
Soon, ground will be broken for a fourth-grade classroom.
Recently, a generous donor offered the school two grants of $10,000 each to aid in building the school, but the grants are dependent on Iddi-Gubbels finding matching donations.