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Primary Education in Ghana

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Primary Education in Ghana
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Primary Education in Ghana
Primary Education in Ghana
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Primary Education in Ghana
Primary Education in Ghana
Primary Education in Ghana
Primary Education in Ghana
Primary Education in Ghana
Primary Education in Ghana
Primary Education in Ghana
Primary Education in Ghana
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PEI KIDS
PEI KIDS

Following the implementation of the FLC project by the PAAJAF Education Institute (PEI) February 2016 to today, all the students benefiting from FLC support have been surveyed periodically, using a list of performance indicators established by the PAAJAF management committee to assess the progress and impact of PAAJAF activities in achieving their overall objectives. Through that process and through the experiences of the project leaders and educators, we report the following comments:

 

  • "Before coming here, I didn't know all the alphabets. Now, I can read all the alphabets. When I see the sign boards I can fully understand where I want to go".

              -- Peter, Student

 

  • "Now I can read and spell by name".

              -- Adu, participant in the adult literacy class

 

  • "My students are learning the English language, Mathematics, Creativity, Religions and Moral principles. Now my students can write from 1 – 100, spell and write their names, and are able to identify the English alphabet and write it. They are also able to recite two to six letter words and are able to do basic reading. We are thankful to the team at GEF for their keen support and this PEI Family Learning (Centre) project".

                  -- Mrs., Rose, Kindergarten II Teacher

 

  • "With PEI being a scholarship school, it has to face challenges of obtaining and maintaining a constant source of funding which is a huge disadvantage over public educational facilities. Because of these funding challenges, there is a pressure on the rented facility and infrastructure, especially the Kindergarten classroom and the crèche, to do more with less. There is also a lack of various teaching aids and equipment".

                   --         Mrs., Jocelyn, nursery I Teacher (and Ms. Rose concurred) on the challenges the FLC must         overcome and why YOUR support is so vital.

 

Other Observations

We report the following additional observations and accomplishments for this first year of the FLC:

 

  • For the initial pre-school enrollment, 120 children – or 200% of the target goal – matriculated in the first year of the program.

 

  • For the initial adult literacy program, 14 adults – or 140% of the target goal – matriculated in the first year of the program.

 

  • The your support helped ensure that 30 students received full scholarships and 90 others received partial scholarships in year one of the program.

 

  • Fifteen (15) students from the original pre-school population out of 120 will graduate to primary level ceteris paribus -- (ages 7-12).

 

  • Scheduling highlights – The teaching staff confirms:

 

  • For pre-school and primary school, classes were held five times a week, Monday through Friday

 

  • For the adult literacy classes, classes were held 3 times a week; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

 

Wish List for the Completion of Phase One and Going Forward

While teachers, students, parents and leaders of the FLC are proud of the progress made after the first year of Phase one, we also recognize challenges that lie ahead. We will need additional funding to move the program forward which includes addressing the following needs:

 

  • As the classrooms for the Phase one were rented, the FLC needs to purchase permanent facilities which would help sustain the project for the remaining phases.

 

  • We need funds to purchase tables and chairs to avoid a delay in the start of Phase two.

 

  • The FLC needs funds to purchase of own land for the school.

 

  • We need funds to purchase a school bus.

 

  • There is an acute lack of funds to employ sufficient staff such as teachers, cleaners and kitchen staff.

 

  • Additional support is required to pay for educational supplies and continue the daily nutrition program.

 

  • We recommend staff conduct a supply inventory check at the end of each economic year to ensure adequate supply of school materials for the following academic year or implement plans to purchase what is missing. For example, the FLC had an insufficient supply of stationery for the recently completed academic year.
PEI Teacher - Rose
PEI Teacher - Rose
Jocelyn - PEI Teacher
Jocelyn - PEI Teacher
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Photo taken by Alix at PEI
Photo taken by Alix at PEI

Quote from the In-the-Field Traveler from GlobalGiving, Alix Hallora Alix Halloran:
"Paajaf is helping so many young children start and stay in school! I'm excited to see them expand so they can help more children in Gbawe!"

The year 2016/2017 academic year was successfully ended and we have ushered into the last school term in the 2016/2017 school year of which we are in June 2017 now. The PAAJAF Foundation and our students at PAAJAF Educational Institute (PEI) are much appreciative you all our generous donors for your kind-hearted giving to support our project in Ghana.

As Alix attest to the work we are doing here in Ghana, PEI is currently giving scholarship school education to 150 students through your generous donations from you. Report from our Parent Teacher Association meetings - our school is one of the top 10 schools whose students are performing well in academics though we have just our phase one of the project.   Also, the community reposts hammering on the same thing and applauding our effort in the community! We thank you. In fact, we have not got any adverse information about the schools and our students they are all doing well. Your donation is adding value to disadvantage children lives here in at PAAJAF and in Ghana, Africa.

 

We have a need, we would like to appeal to you to help us to move from our rented premises - Our school venue is currently in rent premises of which it is too expensive. Would you please support us? Do you know any organization that build school or a friend who will be interested to partner or support our project? July 12, 2017 is GlobalGiving bonus day to get all donations match at 50%. Would you help us on that day? PAAJAF is superstar parternship at GlobalGiving so all donation will be matched at 50% Please do you have any questions? If yes, please let us know. I will be creating appeal that will send to you as reminder in the next coming days.

Once again, thank you very much for your support to our project and believing in us.

 

Philip Appiah

Alix and some of PEI Kids
Alix and some of PEI Kids
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Alix and some of PEI Team
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The family learning project is an ongoing project initiated by the PAAJAF foundation to address the different educational challenges faced by the Gbawe community. The project aims at facilitating poverty alleviation and promoting rapid socio-economic growth and the well-being of orphans, underprivileged and neglected children and youth in this community.

The information in this report and attachment reflects the progress made in relation to the development goals and aims for quality education provision in Gbawe community by the PAAJAF Foundation during the period of February 2015 to February 2017. Through the donations, we have received a total of US$ 15,640.00. This amount was used to maintain the main expenditures regarding the project such as payment of our teachers’ salary, books and rental for the educational facility. In addition, 120 children and 5 adults were beneficiaries of the support coming from this fund. Moreover, as the academic year ends in September 2017, 15 students will graduate to primary level ceteris paribus. Good to add here that 12 students joining primary one are our preschool students. We are also very pleased that there was a more than significant percentage increase in the number of pre-school kids’ enrolment from 64 beginning of 2016 to 120 end of 2016 signalling an 87.5% increase and surpassing the set goal of 60 beneficiary children. Therefore, we would like to thank you all that believed on our project and supported us through the donations. However, as the project runs in a rented venue we are still seeking future funding or donations that could support us to acquire a land plot where we can establish our learning centre as a permanent educational reference for our community.

Special acknowledgements are extended to you all our potential donors and GlobalGiving for your contribution to the development of this project. As well as our benevolent volunteers for their great help to successfully complete the phase one of PAAJAF Family Learning Centre Project.

The present project proposal is aiming at insuring that we can maintain Phase I and support Phase II of which we solicit for your support and partnership. We have project post made for this phase two and we hope you will help us to start and complete this phase.  Please do you have any concern?  We would be more than happy to know. Thank you all.

Phase Two goals: Maintaing Phase One: Pre-school-Age Group (1-6 years old) +adult literacy. Number of beneficiaries: 120 children (current-September 2017)

Phase Two: Primary school-Age Groups (7 years old)+ adult literacy. Number of beneficiaries: 15 children at primary one, 10 adults. (September 2017 –September 2018)


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PAAJAF Foundation appreciates your generosity toward our scholarship school education in Ghana at the Gbawe community - PAAJAF Educational Institute (PEI) which we have it at GlobalGiving as “Help Support a School for Children in Ghana”

The goal of this project is to raise $ 15,440 of which we have now raised $13,341 leaving a balance of $2,099 to go.

What has this fund raised done so far?

Philip Appiah-Kyei, founder of PAAJAF (Providing Adults and Adolescents With Jobs for Advancement for the Future), after surveyed a backward and impoverished community, Gbawe, near the capital city of Accra in Ghana, where families lived within paltry means and children did not go to school, not because they did not want to, but because they could not afford to. Parents of these children knew that the best way to get ahead for themselves as well as their children was a better education. And, yet, many of these adults were petty traders, making meager wages of $2 to $4, supporting not only their immediate families, but in some cases, extended families and community members who did not have families of their own. Another major issue was though Gbawe had a population of 44,000, there was only one school in the town resulting in overcrowding and anything but individual attention.

With the assistance of some sponsors and your generous donations, PAAJAF Educational Institute (PEI) was created to provide quality education within classrooms. The Institute provides schooling for children from the age 1 to 15 and helps children grow to their full potential by ensuring that they receive guidance to acquire better skill sets to have the ability to get better jobs than their parents and sustain themselves, all the while giving them the capability to achieve their dreams. Some of the fund were used to hire classrooms, purchase reference books, tables and chairs, stationery and teachers salaries. At this moment, from your generous gift, PAAJAF is providing scholarship school education to 120 students. But the unfortunate case is that, we have run out of fund and we urgently in need  amount of $9,000 to help us maintain our classrooms and to pay our teachers and find partners.

Our project here, we left with $2,099 to go, to reach our goal set and also continue to provide scholarship and quality education to poor children here at Gbawe in Ghana.

As Christmas has arrived to our lives again. It is flooding all our lives’ spaces, from at home to streets. Even at school or university, we are catching information and seeing objects which show us its arrival. All children, in case they have had a good behavior during year, are nervous and lively because they are going to receive the presents that they wish.

This is the essence of Christmas: the happiness. A happiness which embraces anybody, and allows each person's personal construction year after year, because it is not only development due to belonging of toys with meanings of respect, equality or the fact of sharing, it's also the meeting with family as well as with people who live far away, and also the humanity.

However, in countless countries around the world, there are children who, on account of lack of budget, poverty, few aids, lacking jobs and distance of towns with toy shops or other kinds of them, don't receive any toy, any book, even any little gift.

For this reason, from PAAJAF, we want to show to all of you, also to remind you our mission in Gbawe (Ghana). You help these poor children at Gbawe in Ghana to received good education? Please do you have any question about our project?

Thank you

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Head Teacher at PEI
Head Teacher at PEI

Dear friends of PAAJAF,

A very warm welcome from the PAAJAF Educational Institute (PEI) and PAAJAF Foundation!  We are so proud God has ushered us into the new 2016-2017 school year, which starts this month of September 2016.

It is a great privilege to be the Head teacher of such a thriving school community where high aspirations and a caring family ethos are at the heart of what we do.

Excellent leadership at all levels promotes high expectations of pupils and staff, and this enables pupils to excel in all that they do.

We are in the first term of the new school year and this is an exciting time for our school following yet another year of exceptional achievements.

A Head teacher provides inspirational, high-quality leadership. I am here with our staff to ensure that the good standards of the school’s previous inspection have improved. The school’s ethos is for everyone to learn and to be the best they can be.

As our school vision, we want our pupils to achieve both high academic standards and personal goals in all of their endeavors, such as in sport, music or leadership skills, by building an educational centre in our community so that our children may go to school! We are creating a scholarship school for our children because of the limited public education available in our community. In addition to schooling, we provide our students with all of their needs including books, uniforms, school supplies and a nutritious meal twice a day.

“Working happily together inspiring a desire to learn” underpins all that we do and reflects the beliefs of the pupils, staff and governors here at our school. Collectively, we support our pupils’ aspirations and give them the skills and learning experiences to achieve them.

We welcome any visits to the school from prospective parents, donors and volunteers, so please feel free to contact us or to drop in and meet us! We hope our website as link to our project will provide you with further information about the school and our enthusiasm and philosophy for learning. If you need any further information, you can also contact us since we are happy here to answer all concerns.

We are fortunate to receive tremendous support from our supporters – UN Volunteers, GlobalGiving, MacEwan University Global Education Fund, Linino Organisation, Worldreader and The Church of Our Saviour and you our potential donor. The home-school partnership is one of exceptional importance to us as we firmly believe that this is the key to ensuring successful learning for our children here.

PEI has started the new school year with our 103 children in the school as at the close of the 2015 – 2016 school year- which ended on August 4, 2016. The problem PEI is facing at the moment is the lack of space to accommodate new students who have applied.  Also the PEI rented venue for the school expires on October 31, 2016 of which there is no fund to renew the contract.  We would like to appeal to you, if you could support us once again.  We need $8,000 to maintain the current venue. Would you please also help by forwarding this to your friends who you think can help for us? We really need your help and we will appreciate any way you can help us once again on this project. On September 21, GlobalGiving is running again a bonus day of which your donation to this project will be matched.  Kindly please read more about it at GG BONUS DAY.

On arrival at PEI, you immediately notice the excellent learning behaviour of our pupils and the passion, enthusiasm and friendliness of our staff. We believe that your children’s’ journey to learning is lifelong and we feel privileged that PEI School is where this very important journey begins.

Once again, thank you for your consideration.

Thank you

PEI Kids learning
PEI Kids learning
Some of the PEI children in Camira
Some of the PEI children in Camira
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The PEI School Venue
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Paajaf Foundation

Location: Mallam-Accra, Greater Accra - Ghana
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Project Leader:
Philip Appiah
Founder
Mallam-Accra, Ghana

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