This project seeks to make students in rural Ghana more employable. We want to give students the best chance to break out of the rural poverty cycle through teaching IT and vocational skills. By providing teacher training and outfitting schools with refurbished resources from the UK we can optimise the learning environment and help an individual learn a trade or become computer literate, making them more employable and financially independent.
We take for granted our almost limitless access to information, yet most rural schools in Ghana only have a few textbooks, let alone any computers. Teachers struggle without adequate resources causing educational standards to fall behind in rural communities and creating a cycle of poverty. With our IT and vocational resources and our teacher training programmes we can empower students with the skills to break out of this cycle.
We link poor schools in rural Ghana with the equipment they need. We have set up computer labs and vocational workshops in half of our network of 61 schools, provided teachers with training so that they can teach more effectively, and sponsored over 100 students. By installing appropriate and adequate educational facilities in the rest of our schools, we will support over 2,170 additional students in completing secondary education and becoming more employable.
By providing context specific resources and focusing on employable skills like carpentry, catering and computer proficiency, we will enable young Ghanaians to succeed and find better jobs. They will be able to seek better employment opportunities to ensure they can rise out of the cycle of rural poverty. In turn they will bring skills and money back into their rural communities by providing skilled services and knowledge.