PAAJAF Foundation started the Family Learning Project as part of the PAAJAF Educational Institute (PEI) to address the educational challenges that the Gbawe community faces every day.
Currently, the Family Learning Centre (FLC) has 145 children and 14 adult students.
However, the school’s classrooms lack chairs, desks, reference books, science kits, and other important educational material. This prevents both current and future students from having everything they need to reach their full learning potential.
That is why our centre requires your help to equip our classrooms with the right infrastructure so that the students in our community, both now and in the future, can get a good education. In the long run, we believe that the next generation of educated citizens can help lift Gbawe out of poverty and create a prosperous community.
Because of your generous donation, the Family Learning Centre will be able to provide well-equipped classrooms as well as scholarships to underprivileged children here in Gbawe.
To learn more, please download our project proposal below. We sincerely thank you for your consideration and support.
Gbawe is a rural community located a few kilometres west of Accra. Almost half the population comprises children under the age of 13. There is an overwhelming demand for education here, but only one public school available to meet it. The result is classroom overcrowding.
Overcrowding has a harmful impact on children’s learning. Teachers are spread too thin and unable to give each student the one-on-one attention they need. The high noise levels affect the students’ concentration and ability to work.
Most families in Ghana and the Gbawe Community (GGC) have low income and cannot afford private education. The public school’s tough admission rules often put children either out of school or on a waiting list for the next term. With no access to quality education, these children are forced to enter the labour market instead. This is mentally and physically dangerous to them, as well as morally wrong. They are more likely to end up stuck with jobs that prevent them from breaking out of poverty.
To address these challenges, we initiated the PAAJAF Educational Institute (PEI) project which is a scholarship school run by the PAAJAF Foundation in the Gbawe community. Through it, we aim to provide educational opportunities to the most disadvantaged children. Currently, our Family Learning Centre has 145 young and 20 adult students. To ensure the effective functioning of our school, we need funds to purchase the necessary infrastructure.
This infrastructure will make it possible for children and young adults in remote areas to study and boost attendance and interest in learning. Research shows that there is a direct relationship between school infrastructure and educational performance. Therefore, investing in educational infrastructure contributes to improving the quality of education.
Adequate technology, learning materials, and playing equipment in the classroom are effective ways to connect with students of all learning styles and help them stay engaged. Proper school infrastructure like chairs, desks, books, and supplies will help PEI to continue providing scholarship school education to underprivileged children in the Gbawe community. Additionally, providing basic science supplies will help create an environment for students to explore scientific issues and think critically about the world around them.
|Classrooms and Office Furniture||$7,976|
|Learning Materials and playing equipments (Montessori)||$5,048|
Your generous donation would help improve the quality of education that we provide at PAAJAF Educational Institute, and increase the level of literacy in Gbawe significantly. In the long run, we hope to educate as many individuals as we can so that our students can help the local community out of poverty and into a time of progress and development.
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