Adult illiteracy remains a major social problem in Ghana, preventing people from obtaining jobs, running businesses, even helping their children to learn. The aim of the program is still to assist 100 adults to attend literacy classes.
We are fortunate to have a generous donor whose fundraising efforts are contributing to this project. We thank you sincerely for your support. We have identified members of the community who did not have the chance to attend school and would benefit from this program.However the project is currently on hold due to lack of funding for program facilitators. The plan is to resume this project in January 2013 and we call for your support to recruit 3 facilitators. A facilitator needs $60 per month.
In January 2013, PAAJAF is upgrading our website and have designed e-card gifts to help raise funds to support this worthwhile project. An e-card donor contributes to the Educate People in Ghana and receives a beautiful printed postcard. Even a donation of $10, will contribute towards paying a facilitator.
What does a facilitator do? They will provide the training and teach adults to learn to read and write English and native Twi dialect. Many students want to learn how to open a bank account and read their children’s school reports. A facilitator is a great source of experience and learning. They give hands-on assistance to students in group work and through individual study. Students are taught basic mathematics and health skills which improves their daily lives.
Volunteer Facilitator Alex Nyani says "I am 57 years old and a volunteer facilitator of PAAJAF Foundation. The foundation has had a great impact on the lives of the adult population of Gbawe in Accra, Ghana. Most adults have been taught how to read English and also their own language (Twi)."
The feedback we received from previous students themselves was how much the Literacy Program helped students increase their self-esteem, and increase a sense of belonging within the community. PAAJAF is seeking your support for facilitators for this project.
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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
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