Although DROP works under the principle of “Schools Building Schools”, i.e. schools in more privileged parts of the world help support schools in less privileged regions, DROP has fundraised and supported orphanages, single students attending Universities, as well as the rebuilding process after natural disasters like the earthquake in Haiti.
240 Ghanaian students are currently enduring a challenging educational experience. Leaking roofs, weakened pillars, broken doors and windows as well as tattered blackboards are things that never contribute to the pressure that comes with school. However, these students need to go through this ordeal each weekday. Apart from the devastating structure of the school building, the torrential rains in the forest zone are just unbearable. Students are dispatched to their homes at the least downpour. Save Sakyikrom United Primary School and you save the four other villages that benefit. Learn more about it at /empower-sakyikrom.html
Supporting Beijing Migrant Children
Under the household account system in China, immigrants in Beijing are excluded from social rights and benefits including education and access to subsidised housing. Hence, thousands of children do not have the opportunity to attend schools like their counterparts local to the province. Various non-government organisations have set up schools to provide education to these children. Since August 2012, DROP finances a year's worth of education, as well as an engineering program, for one child.
Orphanage in Mexico
In cooperation with the Student Shop in UWC Red Cross Nordic, DROP uses the profits of the school kiosk to build sanitary facilities, buy washing machines, and aid day to day expenses for an orphanage in Mexico. DROP has been in partnership with the orphanage since August 2012. This project has continued to improve the condition for the children living in the boarding school.
Blind Women in Ghana
For the past few years, DROP has been financing the education for two young Ghanian ladies in university. Despite born with defects in eyes, the two ladies have excelled in school thanks to the support from DROP.
Rasselas School in Ethiopia
DROP supported the Ras Selas school in Ethiopia until November of 2012. Thanks to DROP, the construction of the new school was completed and children from all around Addis Abeba are now being taught in new and safe facilities.