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1 The Links, Incorporated Bucks County Chapter Kuntu Village Project

2 The Bucks County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is engaged in an international project assisting the Kuntu Village Schools in Ghana to enhance the quality of life and enrich the educational experience for the children of the Village Schools.

3 The Kuntu Village is located about three miles south of the town of Salt Pond, on the Atlantic Ocean. Salt Pond has a population of approximately five thousand people. Peace Corps volunteers often train in Salt Pond. Kuntu Village Project

4 There are four villages adjoining the Kuntu Village. The total population of the four villages is approximately five hundred adults and five hundred children. The Chief of Kuntu is also the Chief of three other villages, and each village has a Sub-Chief in Kuntu. Kuntu Village Project

5 The children of all four villages attend the Kuntu pre-school, elementary school, and junior secondary school (JSS). There are about 350 students in the Kuntu schools. Kuntu Village Project

6 Although there are a few skilled workers, the majority of the residents of the village are laborers in the salt ponds or farms. Workers in the salt ponds earn about $1.00 USD per day; farm workers earn about $3.50 USD per month. Kuntu Village Project

7 The Bucks County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated has adopted the Kuntu Village and its Schools. Our first shipment of goods and supplies arrived in the village in January, 2005. The shipment included: school supplies, construction materials, clothing and furniture. Kuntu Village Project: 2005

8 Collaborated with Dr. Perry Kirklin, Sub-Chief for Development of the Kuntu Village Nkosohen Committee, USA Collected soccer equipment Prepared a grant proposal for the project Collected school supplies Secured donations of story books Secured clothes Provided scholarships Kuntu Village Project: 2006

9 Kuntu Village Project: 2007 The Bucks County Chapter of The Links, traveled to Kuntu Village and met with Scholarship Recipients. On-site visit to village (August 2007) Secure funding: build a playground sports field Continue to collect: story books clothes and school supplies Provide scholarships (10)

10 Kuntu Village Project: 2008 In partnership with DHL the following items were shipped and delivered to Kuntu Village: Books, School Supplies, Safe Motherhood Kits (In partnership with The Philadelphia Chapter of The Links Incorporated) Footwear World Globe Computer

11 Doris Avevor Kuntu Village Scholars John Appiah

12 Benjamin Ampiah Kuntu Village Scholars Samual Otoo

13 Isaac Biney Kuntu Village Scholars James Odoom

14 Solomon Andrews Kuntu Village Scholars Beatrice Osej

15 Benjamin Baa Boison Kuntu Village Scholars Rita Hammond

16 Joseph Craymah Kuntu Village Scholars Janet Intsiful

17 Charles O. Pinanko Kuntu Village Scholars

18 The Bucks County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is committed to improving the quality of life in our community and abroad. The members demonstrate their dedication through volunteer participation in community service projects and the granting of scholarships to African and African – American students who excel academically and who demonstrate financial need. Kuntu Village Project

19 Funding provided via: Corporate contributions Small business donations Individual contributions Grants Fundraisers Kuntu Village Project

20 You can help to support our mission by: Making a tax deductible contribution Giving a contribution in memory of a loved one or friend Donating goods or services to our programs Supporting our fundraising activities Kuntu Village Project

21 Bucks County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated P.O. Box 1072 Doylestown, PA 18901 Clarice Taylor, President All charitable proceeds are directed to The Links Foundation, Incorporated, a 501 © (3) organization. Thank you for helping to make a difference! Kuntu Village Project

22 We hope you are able to help support our efforts!

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