Good teachers are very special, and we believe quality education is of utmost importance in an individual's life. However, in many places of the world, as in Gbawe, Ghana, education comes with many challenges to no fault of the members of the community. We need to hire 4 (four) teachers now for the new school term to give courses in reading and writing, math, English, and job application and interview preparation.
There is only one free public school, and it is extremely over-crowded, with up to 65 students per class. High illiteracy and unemployment prevent many families from being able to afford other schools that charge fees, and many children dropout to work. The literacy rate in Ghana is just 71.5%, and huge gaps remain between literate men and women. About half of Gbawe's young residents aged 18-25 are unemployed. Extreme poverty, illiteracy, and a lack of proper education trap many families.
Teachers create a learning environment outside of regular school hours so that adult literacy participants bring their children and have the opportunity to learn. The Centre creates a generational learning ability for both children and adults in the community in order to increase community togetherness. Moreover, by empowering adults through learning, they will be able to pass along the desire to learn on to their children as well as help them with homework.
My name is Esther Nkansah. I currently teach at PFLC. I want to stay and teach. This foundation gives opportunity to those who were not privileged enough to go to school. I've been able to help a few people. I have a student named Sabina. She's been doing well, and when she first came here she couldn't identify the letter 'A' from the alphabet now she can read sentences as well.
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PAAJAF Community - Volunteers