The school started as foundation from year 2007 with the aim of providing educational and health support for the underprivileged children. The seed idea of this foundation is that the Director himself, Mr. Philip Kyei Appiah is a product or victim of the underprivileged system hence PAAJAF Educational Institute.
When the idea was suggested, Madam Juliet Adusei, a professional teacher supported him to the give birth to PAAJAF Foundation, registered in September 2007 and regenerated PAAJAF Educational Institute in 2014 as an NGO. Being an NGO, the foundation enjoyed financial support from donors but the donor support has declined in recent times and as such parents are being called upon to support their children with the minimal amount for one hundred and forty Ghana cedis per term to support smooth running of the school. The amount of fees being paid by the pupils of PAAJAF is not the full school fees, a minimal amount is being charged. For instance paying GH¢140 as school fees a term is no fees in Ghana today as a private school.
As of now, within the Gbawe school community, PAAJAF is now one of the best schools. Since its establishment, the school has made a great effort to realize its vision of raising children with moral values, quality study habits, self-disciplines and the literacy, numeracy and ICT.
Currently, the school has a population of One Hundred and Forty Five children. I want to use this occasion to tell our hardworking teachers and other supporting stall that we appreciate their dedication to duty and as such they should keep it up. Our International donors and volunteers, we salute YOU!
Again, we want to appreciate parents for their general contributions to the school. To all grandaunts, you are congratulated and we wish you the best of success and we pray that you emulate your seniors who are now excelling in their instructions where they are relocated.
The school has decided that henceforth grandaunts will continue and not to be relocated to other schools. To end it all, we thank God and all and sundry for the school success. To keep the school still open, we call for support to help us to buy school land in 2020 to help us build permiment classrooms for the schools and the students since we are now in a rented venue. Please would you help to build school classrooms by sharing this with your friends and networkers and call them to support?
Dear Friend of PAAJAF,
Quality education improve the health and social conditions of our entire community, transform people’s attitude, increase their self-esteem, and promote the sense of inclusiveness in the society. Education is the source of the successful future of our children.
We are most grateful for your investment in our educational project in Ghana and the trust you have gotten in our project which has made you to support it.
This project is to secure plot of land to help us to build a permanent school for our community. Currently, with our goal of $60,000, we have so far raised $122. We appreciate the support you gave a lot. It helps a lot since it is contributing to help us to achieve the goal.
December 2019, the school premises expires, and the Landlord has been increasing the rent amount and increasing it of which we are afraid about what going to be next increment when it expires on December.
Please we would like to solicit to you, would you help by sharing this project with your friends and networks for us.
Please do you have any concern that you want it to be addressed? Have you identified any weakness about us , we would be more than happy to hear so that we can work on it? How would you rate PAAJAF from a ratio 1 – 10?
From the PEI administration, we send our heartfelt greetings to all our students, staff, parents, and communities – both local and international.
Once again, we thank the Almighty God for His protection and welcome you all to our weekly update at PAAJAF Educational Institute and the PAAJAF Foundation. Since we are in the 8th week of the academic term, this update covers both week 7 and week 8.
We are always pleased to share what goes on at PEI with you and welcome your thoughts and feedback as well. If you have any concerns, please share them with us. We would be happy to address them.
A Quick Recap of Week 7
The children in the Sunflower class (aged 2 – 3 years) and the Morning Glory class (aged 3 – 4 years) continued to practice writing lower case alphabets from ‘a’ to ‘w’, and forming two- and three-letter sounds with vowels ‘a’ and ‘e’ such as ‘as’, ‘an’, ‘am’, ‘me, and ‘he’.
We also held an activity in movement exploration through which the children learnt how to dress according to their tribes’ customs. To read the full story, please visit this link.
Week 8 in Review
Last week, the children in the Sunflower class (aged 2 – 3 years) were able to orally count numbers from 0 – 50, identify numbers from 0 – 20, and write numbers from 0 – 12.
The Morning Glory class (aged 3 – 4 years) practiced writing lower case alphabets from ‘w’ to ‘z’ last week. Since they practiced writing from ‘a’ to ‘w’ the week before, they have completed writing lower case alphabets from ‘a’ to ‘z’ during the last two weeks (18th February to 1st March, 2019). Now, they have started to combine both upper and lower case letters, like ‘Aa’, ‘Bb’, ‘Cc’, etc.
Our teachers, Miss Sandra Amu and Miss Susana Amoakowa, also taught their respective nursery classes (Sunflower and Morning Glory) basic health routines (like brushing teeth and washing hands), colouring fruits and vegetables, and the many uses of plants.
The children from the kindergarten classes, Pansy and Carnation (aged 4 – 6 years), read 3- to 6-letter word sentences and practiced the phonic sounds ‘wh’ and ‘er’ during their language activities. During their activities in mathematics, environment, creative art, and religious and moral studies, the children learnt about shapes, domestic animals, keeping our environment clean, stitching and clay modelling.
HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK – A Visit from Health Personnel
Two health professionals from a Ghana Health Service in Ga South District visited our school to give the PEI staff and students an informative talk on healthcare. It was a useful course on taking care of our bodies as well as our environment.
The school will be in recess for Independence Day celebrations as well as the mid-term break from 6 – 11 March, 2019. After that, we have the following events coming up:
Once again, we express gratitude towards our Almighty God, and welcome all our students, staff, parents, community, and international friends to the 7th week of the second academic term. Following our weekly routine, we now bring you an update on the 6th week, which ended on February 15, 2019.
A Quick Recap of Week 5
Since our headmistress, Ms. Joyceline, also conducts classes, she narrated an interesting story to the Carnation class (aged 5 – 6 years) in week 5. The pupils were asked to draw from their own imaginations to provide illustrations. To know more on this, please visit this PEI NEWS a link attached to this report.
Week 6 in Review (11 -15 February 2019)
In week 6, the Carnation class continued their creative artwork by making sculptures through sand casting. You can watch a video of this here.
We also taught lessons on the roles of parents, family, and members of the community. For our mathematical activities, we explored the measurement of height, and for our language classes, we studied phonic consonant sounds ‘wh’ and ‘th’.
The Sunflower and Morning Glory classes (children aged 2 – 3 and 3 – 4 years respectively) continued their writing of lower-case alphabets from ‘a’ to ‘w’. In phonics, they learnt how to form two and three letters sounds with vowels ‘a’ and ‘e’, such as ‘an’, ‘am’, ‘me’, and ‘he’.
We also held an activity called ‘movement exploration’ through which the children learnt how to dress according to their tribes’ customs.
Miss Abigail Nyani taught the Pansy class (aged 4 – 5 years) lessons on leisure, counting objects in a set, and creative arts, which included imaginative drawings based on a Ghanaian tale of a man named Kweku Ananse. A short version of the story goes like this:
“Once upon a time, there was a man named Kweku Ananse who lived with his wife Okonory Yaa, and four sons - Ntikuma, Etikelenkele, Nakowhia and Efuduwhewhe. Kweku Ananse was smart, but lazy, and never contributed to farm work. One day, he asked his wife to bury him in their farm when he dies. When she agreed, he faked his own death, and his wife honoured his request by burying him in the farm. This way, Kweku Ananse managed to steal the crops and ate them every night. However, he was finally caught, and all the folks in the whole village shamed him for his actions.”
The moral of this story is – Don’t be lazy, greedy and a cheat. The students drew some wonderful pictures from the story.
Red Day Event Highlights
As per our calendar of activities, Red Day was successfully held as planned on February 14, 2019 at PEI. The programme trained our young ones on loving one another and caring for things in our classrooms as well as the environment. We also emphasized the importance of sharing one’s abundance with others. To read the full story about this event, please visit: PEI Red Day
The following events are scheduled for the coming months:
As per our scheduled activities, PEI was to go RED on February 14, 2019. By the grace of God, the day arrived at last, and PEI went Red!
As a morally-inclined institution that seeks to nurture children into responsible citizens of the future, we go beyond imparting academic knowledge to also cultivate good values and morals in our students. And so, we scheduled the PEI Red Day to celebrate love with the world. To watch a video about the event, please visit the link attached to this report -RED DAY EVENT and for more update of our school - PEI NEWS
We designed this programme to help children develop a healthier attitude towards loving one another. As part of the event, we shared stories from the Bible such as the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37), and played videos that taught them how to care for the things they love. The children and the school also exchanged gifts to show their ability to share abundance with one another.
We also organised fun activities and games including football, oware, ludo, and ampe. The celebrations were a success and everybody had a wonderful time. We hope to have more of these amazing experiences in the coming months.
Thank you for being a part of this.
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