PEI - Family Learning Centre Project
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Meet PEI - Family Learning Centre Project:
This is an educational facility that will create 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 in order to prepare students for their future life as active and responsible citizens. And in the long term, it aims to expand the project to University Level.
The project supports affected beneficiaries in Gbawe Community by establishing a scholarship school education to supplement the government agenda at the formal education, and as well support adult literacy education. As well, all the students needs from books, uniforms and education supplies will be covered under this scholarship. This is in addition to providing a nutrious meal twice per day, and for 5 times a week.
We offer family literacy classes to help adults learn to read and write, and improve their literacy, at the family learning centre. We offer teaching in: English, Ghanaian Language, Maths, Health Education and Social Issues – Opening of Bank account etc. Classes run 3 times in a week:, 4 hours each day.
The project is expected to undergo the following phases:
Phase One: Pre-school-Age Group (1-6 years old) +adult literacy. Number of beneficiaries: 64 children and 10 adults (January 2016 – December 2016)
Phase Two: Primary school-Age Groups (7-12 years old)+ adult literacy. Number of beneficiaries: 100 children, 60 adults. (January 2017-Dcember 2017)
Phase: Three: Junior High school-Age Group (13-15 years old) + adult literacy. Number of beneficiaries: 75 youth as target group, 125 preschool, 200 primary school children, and 100 adults. (January 2018- December 2018)
Phase Four: Senior High school (vision 2021) and Phase five: University College (vision 2025), still to be planned for.
The project has the following activities to be taken to be successfully to completed the phase one as mentioned above. We cannot do it alone unless you come in with your helping hand. Under the PHASE ONE goals. We have also created some of the activities as sub projects thus: Build Scholarship School and PEI School Bus.
The below activities are needed urgently to keep the project open in the 2015/2016 school year:
- Classroom Maintenance: The project requires help to maintain classroom to accommodate 64 preschool children – formal education.
- Establishing 3 times in a week non-formal education to 30 adult participants.
- Purchase of school Uniforms
- Teachers Salaries
- Purchase of school supplies
- Provide full scholarship 30 preschool students and 34 partial scholarship
- Provide a nutritious meal twice per day, and for 5 times a week for our targeted group
Potential Long Term Impact
At the end of the project in December 2016, it is expected that 60 preschool setting children at PEI Family Learning will receive scholarship education in these areas:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication, Language and Literacy
- Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
- Knowledge and Understanding of the World
- Physical Development
- Creative Development
In addition, children will take part in the following classes outside this setting:
- Physical Education
10 Adult -Women will have family literacy classes to help them learn to read and write, and improve their literacy, at the family learning centre
Benefits of family learning projects: we found that the benefits of this project were as identified in a BIS research paper (Evidence of the wider benefits of family learning: a scoping review 2012). This concluded that the benefits of family learning across the world included social capital and societal gains, individual gains, and educational gains. This project similarly had a wide range of benefits over and above the educational advancement.
Women told us that they and their children felt more involved in their school and community networks; they had more confidence in advocating for themselves and their children; they were better able to access health information and use it to benefit their families; they experienced greater self-esteem; and they felt much more positive about their future prospects.