PEI School Bus
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Meet PEI School Bus:
PAAJAF Educational Institute (PEI) needs a school bus to transport its students in the Gbawe Community in Accra, Ghana and beyond to attend school. We need a donation of a school bus or help to buy one, and any amount will make a difference. This cause is under the PEI Family Learning project.
The Issues/ Problems
Students who access our scholarship education project – the Family Learning Centre come from poor homes, and some come from long distances, posing a great challenge for them to continue their education. PAAJAF is a non-governmental organization that seeks to help underprivileged and marginalized children and women in the Gbawe community and in Ghana as a whole. The goal of this project, PAAJAF Educational Institute (PEI) is to provide educational facility for formal education to deprived children, as well as courses in adult literacy and an afterschool program. Securing a school bus or a car will bring and create high value into the project and positively impact our beneficiaries.
A PEI School Bus will provide easy and convenient means of transport for the poor children in the community to access PEI. The children who attend the centre and our afterschool program are the beneficiaries. When school bus becomes accessible by the students, it will reduce low education levels and poverty:
Many local children receive a disrupted primary education, miss out on a secondary education and end up with poor basic skills, cracking stones in a Gbawe stone quarry or being unemployed.
Poverty and low education levels negatively impacts health, and poor health damages employment prospects.
Potential Long Term Impact
The PEI project aims to create a learning environment outside of regular school hours, so that adult literacy participants can bring their children and have the opportunity to learn aside from the conventional school. This project intends to create generational learning ability for both children and adults in the community in order to increase community togetherness. Moreover, by empowering adults through learning, they will be able to pass along the desire to learn onto their children and to help them with their school projects and homework. Providing a school bus will greatly increase the impact of the school, increasing accessibility and thereby promoting higher enrollment levels and the number of educated people and children in the Gbawe Community.