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Published on December 7th 2021
Isaac Oduro: Rescuing a school and a library in Ghana.

Isaac Oduro
Isaac Oduro photo: vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca

Years ago, Isaac moved to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada from Ghana. He sent money home to take care of his wife and two sons. Eventually, they joined him in Canada.

Two years ago, Isaac visited his former community in Ghana and was upset by what he saw.

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"I feel so sad when I went back," Isaac told CTV News (Canada) of the old elementary school he last attended 30 years ago. "[It] was in a deplorable state."

Isaac Oduro
photo: filteur.com/

In summary: "the problems ranged from a roof filled with holes to classrooms empty of books."

"I wasn't happy about what I saw, so I decided I'm going to do something."

After returning to Canada, over the last two years, Isaac, a delivery driver, has been working two jobs, seven days a week, 10 hours a day to pay for what is now a restoration.

And he has also set up a GoFundMe account to raise even more money.

What began with his donation of seven whiteboards for the school, has led to a new roof, flooring, fresh paint and fans for the library as well.

To date, Isaac has collected 3,000 donated books and is collecting more.

Later this year, he hopes to complete this initial renovation. It will provide a better education for the more than 5,000 students and build their self-confidence.

"[I hope] to keep them reading, to keep them learning," Isaac said. "So, somebody else can also come from that school and be like me."

Editor's Note:: To learn more iheartradio.ca, karunavirus.org and gofundme.com

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