Education  Ghana Project #59657

Build a community school to educate 150 children

by Engage Globally
Build a community school to educate 150 children
Build a community school to educate 150 children
Build a community school to educate 150 children
Build a community school to educate 150 children
Build a community school to educate 150 children
Build a community school to educate 150 children
Build a community school to educate 150 children
Build a community school to educate 150 children

Project Report | Jan 10, 2024
Traveling to Ghana to meet community leaders

By Heather Heckel | Executive Director

Members of Engage Globally's Board of Directors are traveling to Ghana next week to visit our partners and talk with program participants. We are excited to meet the community leaders of our three new partner villages and to discuss their educational needs with them. After the meeting, we hope to formally transfer land and begin preparing it for construction of the community learning center. This will be the first school the village has ever had and we hope it will significantly increase educational opportunities for the community. 

We also hope to discuss possible evening literacy classes, as the adults in the community never had a chance to attend school. We have already begun working with some women in the village as part of our women's agriculture program (see attached photo).

We are very excited about this project and its likely positive impacts, but also recognize that working more rurally has challenges. This will include increased costs for transportation of materials and construction; needing motorcycles for teacher transportation; and taking the time to build trust and a sustainable relationship with community leaders and members. We also need to consider how to ensure that children, once they begin school with us, can continue their educations given the distance to regional primary and secondary schools. 

We look forward to updating you again after our trip. 

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Engage Globally

Location: Asheville, NC - USA
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Heather Heckel
Asheville , NC United States
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