Our Story

Our Mission…

Schools of Dreams is a Canadian charitable organization dedicated to building or renovating schools in Ghana that are owned and operated by the government of Ghana. Through this partnership with the Ghana government, we provide students with the support and sustainability to empower their educational journey so that they may realize their potential to fully participate in the worldwide community.

 Vision and Mission of SOD

Where It All Began …

The founder of Schools of Dreams, Dora Anie, travelled with her daughters to the village of Mepom, Ghana, the place where she was born and raised. Seeing the terrible condition of the school and nursery and the lack of available resources, she decided to create an environment conducive to learning for the youngest children of that village. After returning home to Hamilton, Dora experienced a heartfelt need to reach out to the children of Mepom. In 2003 as she shared her journey through pictures and conversations with friends, she created an enthusiasm that began Dora’s dream.

Since inception, all fundraising, administration and project work in Canada is done by volunteers. The initiative is now headed by an enthusiastic board of directors.To date a new building has been constructed in Mepom that houses two junior and two senior kindergarten classrooms. This was followed by the construction of a nursery and kitchen.

There remain countless communities with unsafe schools or makeshift structures being used for teaching that need to be replaced. We are embarking on our next phase of finding a new village to develop our next project. 

“A Child Miseducated Is A Child Lost” – John F Kennedy