Education
 Ghana
Project #18630

Sports & Education Center for James-Town (Ghana)

by DUNK Grassroots
Vetted

Summary

The construction of this center will give 250 at-risk youth yearly an opportunity to a better life. Through sports, academic support (Education) and personal development, these children will be encouraged to become agents of change in their community. This project is a replicate of DUNK's Nima Project where 89% of members have improved in Math and English. 88% of parents have mentioned positive change in their children's behavior. Members were crowned 2013 league champs (U13), 2014 LCS Champs.
$20,000.00
total goal
$14,197.00
remaining
39
donors
1
monthly donor
2
years active

Challenge

Jamestown is characterized by high rate of teengane pregnancy, unemployment and illiteracy. Moreover, girls are also secluded and do not enjoy the same rights as the boys. JAMESTOWN HAS AN EST. TOTAL POPULATION OF 80,000 | 70% WORK IN "INFORMAL PRIVATE SECTOR" | | AV. MONTHLY INCOME OF $ 78.83 | 55.74% OF POPULATION UNDER 24 YRS | | 30,000 CHILDREN BETWEEN 5-19 | | 13 KINDERGARDENS, 13 PRIMARY SCHOOLS, 8 JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS |

Solution

The Centre will ensure a secure location where children are given the priority to exercise their right to play, education, learn and grow. The playground would significantly increase the number of training sessions DUNK could offer, allowing more children to benefit from our activities. Moreover, DUNK's tutoring sessions would contribute in shaping the children's character and performance in their respective classrooms. Members would also be trained as coaches hence creating job oppor. for local

Long-Term Impact

This project will give 250 at-risk children a sporting ooportunity while shaping their character and minds through sports, education and leadership training so they may influence their peers and becomes agent of change.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.dunkgrassroots.org
Open Saturdays for tutors/​mentors to "plearn"
more info about DUNK
mentoring session
Beautiful smile,happy faces meet the beneficiaries

Organization Information

DUNK Grassroots

Location: Accra, Ghana - Ghana
Website: http:/​/​www.dunkgrassroots.org
Project Leader:
Mohammed Salis Tahir
Accra, Ghana

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