News Release

Latter-day Saints Charities Supports UPCO With Four-Classroom Block

Latter-day Saints Charities, the humanitarian arm of the Church of Latter-day Saints has gone to the rescue of Kiddy’s Garden School a subsidiary of Urban Poor Child (UPCO) in the Greater Accra Region by helping them with the completion of a four-classroom block.


The support came after Mr. Gideon Markin, Director of UPCO, sent a funding request to the Church in 2017 for the procurement of building materials. LDS Charities supported the project with the needed funding, while the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of the school and members of the community, provided the labor force for the project.

 Prior to the completion of the four-classroom block, about 100 students were left with no choice than to sit under an uncompleted structure for teaching and learning. Due to this, curricular activities were constantly interrupted as a result of unfavorable weather conditions and noise emanating from the community. 

Speaking at the school’s graduation ceremony held in Dansoman, Accra, Mr. Markin explained that, the school currently trains over 350 pupils from kindergarten to junior high school level.

“We are now growing as an institution and I would like to say thank you to Latter-day Saints charities for this kind gesture. They have been of constant support to my dream”, Markin said.


To express their profound gratitude to the Church, authorities of the school designed the Latter-day Saints charities logo on the newly constructed building.

The school pupils also performed the popular Latter-day Saint hymn “Have I Done Any Good Today”.

    Representatives of the Church included Elder Geoff and Sister Sydney Germane, Africa West Area Welfare specialists.

Since 1985, LDS Charities has provided assistance to millions of people in 189 countries. The department is committed to relieve suffering, foster self-reliance and provide opportunities for service.

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