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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
Primary Education in Ghana
Primary Education in Ghana
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Primary Education in Ghana
Primary Education in Ghana
Primary Education in Ghana
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We are most grateful to all who have contributed to the success of the PEI program to date. The PAAJAF Educational Institute is an educational program created and administered by the PAAJAF Foundation.

The PEI program is an educational facility that creates an enabling environment in which children between the ages of 1 and 15 years old can develop their fullest human potential. The project includes a boarding house facility, recreational facilities and a solid educational, ethical and moral program to prepare students for their future life as active and responsible citizens. In the long-term, the PEI program aims to expand the project to University level.

For the year 2016, the project has a goal of reaching 64 children and 10 adults by the close of the period under consideration - December 2016. We locally in Ghana are proud to update our contributors and our visitors from the field about the status of PEI as of today June 17, 2016. Currently, the project is providing scholarship education to 100 children. The scholarships are rendered in the following way:

  • Full scholarship
  • Partial scholarship

To read more about the above scholarship categories, please visit this link: http://www.peischool.org/scholarships/

At the moment, we have 20 children who are receiving full scholarships and 80 children receiving partial scholarships. Our original goal was to provide 30 full scholarships and 34 partial scholarships.

Our current challenge

The lease of the school venue will expire in October 2016 and funds have not been allocated to rehire the building in order to maintain the school’s operations. The school is at a critical point of need, in which we require assistance to rehire the venue as well as to buy land to construct our own building for the school.   PEI currently needs USD$8,000.00 to maintain the school’s current venue for another two years. We need your help. Could you please share our story with your friends? Or, do you have any specific questions you wanted to ask about the PEI school program? If yes, please feel free to send us an email at info@peischool.org.

Thank you,

PAAJAF Team

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PAAJAF school is which is PAAJAF Educational Institute (PEI) - our scholarship school - a multi-year project run with the Literacy Programme asanumbrella programme of PEI which provides Family Learning (Adult Education), After-school Programme, Library and IT training. The school has two streams of learning:

  • For Children
  • For Adults

 

For Children –PEI endeavors to establish aneducational facility that will create an enabling environment in which all children ages 6 months to 15 years can develop their full potential. The project includes a boarding house facility, recreational facilities and good moral training to equip all its students for life. It is the aim of this project to establish a University in the future.

For Adults – the purpose of setting up Family Learning Classes (adult literacy classes) is totackle the high level of adult illiteracy that traps families in extreme poverty. Our findings indicate that Gbawe has insufficient number of schools and to add to it, poverty prevents a significant number of people from completing their education. The resulting lack of education and skills makes it difficult for individuals to secure employment. PAAJAF has decided in this way to support the community to build adult capacity.

We are thankful to our partner GlobalGiving and Church of Our Saviour in Netherlands – an English Speaking Church that has sponsored the pre-school project. The achievements of this project up to date, were marvelous and credit goes to all our diverse donors. We are proud to announce that we are now have 80 students, the school was supporting 64 children at January 1, 2016, the student population as at January 1, 2015 was 20 students. Of the current student population, 20 students are receiving full scholarship and 60 students are receiving partial scholarship.   For Adults, PEI has 9 students currently receiving adult literacy education in English and in Basic Math.

 

The PEI centre was been rented for 2 years starting in November 2014, and the lease expires in October 2016. We need help to secure the venue at least for another one year or two, while we are working to secure funding to acquire school land to start the school building project.

 

Would you please help us? We need to raise $7000 to secure the school venue by October 2016. Please any amount makes a difference. We count on you.

 

Thank you

Philip

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PEI Kids
PEI Kids

   Wow our Generous and Impactful Donors,

We have been graced – God is bring us to the close of the year 2015 and to usher us into another impactful year – 2016. I am writing to thank you once again for your support of PAAJAF and the PAAJAF Educational Institute. We are so grateful to have you among our supporters! The project here at Globalgiving you have aided it to be successful and the impact as you see below is your doing.  

As you know, our vision is to create an educational center in our community to provide our children with the opportunity to go to school.
 
We believe in our children and want them to have the opportunity to have an education, and create a secure and happy future for themselves.
 
It has been a busy year with lots of ups and downs of course but we are ending the year in a good position to build on our vision and meet the goals we have set for ourselves in 2016.
 
Here is what we have accomplished this year with your help!
 

  • 60 children are now enrolled in the preschool and truly enjoying a day of learning and growing. 
  • 9 adults are learning to read or building on their reading ability in our Adult and Family Literacy classes.
  • We have two exciting and much-needed programs in the works:
    • WorldReader will provide e-readers and a digital library to the school and the Adult and Family Literacy program. For the program to go forward we will need to raise the funds to properly wire and outfit the classrooms.
    •  The Linino Organization has so generously funded our school by paying the rent on our building for two years, until October of 2016. It is our hope their offer of computers might be realized as well.
  •  We have created a second PAAJAF site to focus on the school at www.peischool.org which was created and funded by two US volunteers. The site is linked to our Global Giving page so that people can easily support the school and our children. A blog will help us keep our supporters up-to-date and reach out to new friends around the world.

 
I hope that as you celebrate Christmas this year you will consider making a gift of ongoing support to PEI and the children we serve. A recurring donation of as little as $10 per month would help us create a more secure financial base for the school. 

With a base of ongoing support in 2016 we can cover our monthly rent, pay our teachers, work to build capacity, launch the e-reader and computer classes for our community, and reach more children through the Preschool and a Primary School. 
 
Your support means so much to our staff and students. It shows them that there are good people who believe in them and their dreams of an education.

 

Please do you have and concerns? If yes, we will be more than happy to hear from you to be more impactful in 2016. We also welcome both online and project site volunteers if it interest you to get involve more in our cause.

We are very grateful to have you among the friends of PAAJAF and wish you and your family Happy Holidays!

With all good wishes,
Philip

PEI Kids in Classroom
PEI Kids in Classroom
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Dear Supporter,

We are very pleased to tell you that we have ushered in a new school year once again.  Christpher and the other kids under the PAAJAF Sponsor A Child program would like to say a BIG THANK YOU! Because of your support they were able to go to school in the 2014/2015 school year.   As we are updating you on today, Thursday,  September 24, 2015, it is wonderful to see our child scholars almost always return to school with a new sense of wonder at the world, better understanding of global issues, fresh minds and an ignited passion for making a difference –since you have shown your care for them. It is wonderful again to be able to witness the change you are making from a distance.

The kids have just started a new school year, however only Christpher has got a sponsor for the 2015/2016 school year, we are most grateful to his sponsor Anna and other donors to our Kids.  Out of 12 scholars we sponsored in the 2014/2015 school year, only Christpher has got a sponsor at the moment for this 2015/2016 academic year.  

It is sad news that some of our scholars have not got their fees, school supplies and lunch being paid.  As mentioned above, only Christpher who has got a sponsor and has got school fees, school supplies and lunch paid has return to school with hope that he could be successful stayed in school without missing a class. Yesterday 23 September 2015, we managed to make partial school fees payment for Erica, Vera, Judy, Sara and Modecai and negotiated with the respective schools to loan the mentioned kids with school supplies and lunch so that they could go to school and could not miss classes.    Sadly, Mary and Miriam had changed their school since we have no fund and that hasn’t been able to reach them.

Would you please help to promote this cause and look for sponsors and donations from your friends and networks so that we could pay the loans the schools have granted to our children and the those we have not reach them we could also support them?

Thank you

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PAAJAF Education Institute - PEI
PAAJAF Education Institute - PEI

We thank you for generous donations! As our goals for the year 2015 was highlighted: PAAJAF Foundation aims to work hardly to bring our dreams to reality:
• By working closely with our donors and looking for project sponsors, partners and donations for the PEI and its literacy programmes, buying land for the school, currently the school in a rented venue.
• Resource the school, library, purchase of school bus with donations in kind or sponsorship.
• Sponsor 12 additional children by giving the education to increase our number from 12 to 24 children.
• PEI – Scholarship school project – the preschool students will be increased from 20 to 60 students and help hiring teachers at the school. We also want to provide free lunch to the kids at PEI as these kids have little food at home.
The second quarter of the year 2015 had not been easy for us due to the lack of resources but we are more than happy and thank you our generous donors who have donated to our project: Help Underprivileged Children in Ghana to sustain us. The period under consideration had not been easy but a great progress registered:
• The goal to sponsor 12 additional children by giving the education to increase our number from 12 to 24 children. Though we have not been able to increase the number from 12 but we are help you have help to the current 12 children who are under sponsorship have been able to remain in school.
Thank you very much, it has been amazing to watch the personal development of the children as they return to school, walking talk, brilliants and healthy! The children called PAAJAF Kids are: Ebenezer, Mary, Erica, Josephine, Nidaar, Stephen, Christpher, Vera, Judy, Madicy, Kelvin and Lordina. All the children have raised self-esteem, increased confidence, are continuing their studies and performing well and are in good health. Surprisingly, Madicy name was wrongly stated, he is known as Modecai instead please we apologies for the name confusion. The picture below is: from left is Judy, then Vera and the last list are Philip and Modecai.
• PEI – Scholarship school project – the preschool goal is to increase students and hiring teachers. The studentship to be increased from 20 to 60 students by the close of the year 2015. Hiring teachers for the school and also to provide free lunch to the kids.
Your donation to the project has enabled us to additional 15 students to the students at PEI, currently we have 35 students from the goal set for the year. We appreciate your effort, without you we could have not achieved this great changed please find this video about the project and photos : Our Video!

• Resource the school, library, purchase of school bus with donations in kind or sponsorship.
Another goal is to resource the school, in view of this, we have established partnership with worldreader to receive e-reader. They have been successfully located a sponsors for the devices what PAAJAF needs is to clear the device from port, installation, launching and maintenance cost to Worldreader so that we could received the device from the organization. We have created a post for this and we are looking for sponsors, please would sponsor us : https://www.globalgiving.org/microprojects/e-readers-to-poor-in-ghana/ ?
• By working closely with our donors and looking for project sponsors, partners and donations for the PEI and its literacy programmes, buying land for the school, currently the school in a rented venue.
The venue of the PEI Preschool project will expire on October 2016. For the meantime while we are working to get donors and sponsor for our own land and build our own school. We need classroom maintenance, else at the said date above, the landlord of the premises we have rented will kick us out from the premises and if that happens, the project will close of which will affect our students and the community. Please we will be creating a post for the classroom maintenance so that we can at maintain the classrooms for at least another two years. Would you be our sponsor or a donor so that we will not be kicked out?

Thank you for your consideration and your love towards our beneficiaries!

Philip Appiah
Co-Founder and CEO
PAAJAF Foundation

Vera and Modecai with Philip
Vera and Modecai with Philip
Pre-School at PAAJAF!
Pre-School at PAAJAF!
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Paajaf Foundation

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

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