Education

Education

Education is key to upward mobility. As a disadvantaged urban ‘sprawl’, Gbawe’s schools are amongst the most under-resourced. Public schools in the area are very overcrowded and classes are typically twice the size of those considered acceptable in the Developed World…

Working with the aim of ending poverty and illiteracy among underprivileged children, youth and women in rural Ghana, we focus on the following core areas of work: Education, Child Welfare, Youth Resilience and Health.

Education is key to upward mobility. As a disadvantaged urban ‘sprawl’, Gbawe’s schools are amongst the most under-resourced. Public schools in the area are very overcrowded and classes are typically twice the size of those considered acceptable in the Developed World.

Currently, the Gbawe community only has one public primary school (Gbawe Methodist Primary and Junior High School), which is overcrowded and not able to reach every child. Primary school classes have up to 65 students and Junior school classes have up to 45 students per class. The teachers are therefore, unable to give individual attention to students during normal school hours, thereby affecting their attainment levels.

Additionally, the Gbawe population mainly consists of low-income families that cannot afford private education and consequently, children under 13 years-old are mostly not enrolled in any type of formal education.

Families in the community continue to experience extreme poverty as lack of basic skills is a wide-spread phenomena, which makes it difficult for individuals to access employment.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS:

PAAJAF Edducation Institute (PEI) Program is a multifaceted program under which the following projects have been implemented: