State schools in Gbawe are overcrowded, at Gbawe Methodist Junior High School there are up to 65 pupils per class and teachers struggle to attend to individual students’ needs. We have one aim to help young people to meet their educational goals - every child deserves an education and bright future.
In Ghana, computers and the Internet is part of children’s natural environment. There are wide gaps in the use of ICT between rural and urban schools in Ghana. There is a severe lack of adequate computers and other ICT tools especially in rural schools. At Gbawe Methodist School there are no computers or any available IT literate teachers to provide computer literacy classes to students.
Our project is currently stalled because of lack of funds to support the salaries of qualified teachers and purchase of IT equipment and educational materials to run a 6 month program for up to 70 students from the local Junior High School.
However, children have written articles to YOU about Child Education, Chastity and Human Rights. Together we created Nkabom! Children of Ghana online magazine which features articles from 11 students, they are very proud of putting their writing together to share with you! It would mean a lot to them to share our magazine with your friends and family!
An injection of funds would allow the below to proceed;
The vision for the After School Program is to meet the educational needs of young people in the Gbawe community by:
• Focusing on children from homes experiencing difficult financial situations (e.g. single parent with no income), and those from the local school who have a low level of literacy;
• Tutoring by qualified teachers in computing, English and math using an online portal (Nkabom) to discuss homework assignments (in the aforementioned subject areas) and media and creativity projects;
• Providing healthy snacks to supplement children’s diets and improve their health.
• Finally, supplying educational materials such as access to computers, pens, pencils and books to students for use during and after the program.
This will be monitored monthly and evaluation reports produced on project expenditure and assessment of children's progress. Thank you for your kind support, please pass our message on.
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