Sunday, June 9, 2013


I.S.A.B.T. is happy to announce our latest program: PENCILS for AFRICA!

Research conducted with students, teachers, and Headmasters in Africa has clearly indicated the value of pencils and pens in the classroom. In fact, it was often stated that if one item could be brought into the classroom, the simple pencil would provide the maximum impact. Unfortunately, financial situations in Africa dictates that many students are left without the means to write and take notes in the classroom effectively. This can impact their education dramatically.

We have begun working with Lantern Projects and a 4th grade class in California to provide students in Africa with Pens and Pencils. So far we have raised significant donations, enough to purchase well over 6,000 pencils!

We are organizing the distribution of this donation to six schools in Ghana, West Africa during the summer. Please consider joining this important project and stay tuned for more news as this program grows.

If you would like more information please contact us and consider making a donation here.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Ghana Shipment has Arrived!

I.S.A.B.T. is happy to announce that our latest shipment of 140 boxes of prime teaching materials has arrived in Ghana and cleared customs!

We have just received pictures from the delivery to one of the three schools that we are working with; the Bishop Forson School in the Volta region. The Bishop Forson School Complex opened in 2003 with six teachers and eight pupils. It was founded by Rev. Forson Glover who grew up in rural Ghana and faced many challenges in his own quest for an education. 

BFSC is located in the Kpando District along the Volta Lake. Currently there are approximately 21 teachers and 9 non-teaching staff members working at the school where 250 children attend.


In advance of the shipment, we worked closely with Pagus:Africa to ensure the materials were matched with the correct schools and programs to maximize impact. Volunteers are working with the school teachers and administration to ensure proper training is conducted.

Materials have already been delivered to the three schools. Please stay tuned for more updates on this exciting project.

If you would like to learn more about Pagus:Africa's work please visit their website and consider making a donation here.