Education is the key to upward mobility. As a disadvantaged urban ‘sprawl’, Gbawe’s schools are amongst those that are most under-resourced. Public schools in the area are very over-crowded. Classes are generally twice the size of those considered acceptable in the Developed World. The teachers are therefore unable to give individual attention to any pupils in the normal school hours, which affects attainment levels.
The Gbawe community only has one public school available (Gbawe Methodist Primary and Junior High Schools (JHS), which is overcrowded and therefore is not able to reach every child (Primary school classes with 65 students and Junior School up to 45 students per class).
The Gbawe population mainly comprises low-income families that cannot afford private education and consequently, children under 13 years-old may not be currently enrolled in any type of formal education.
Lack of basic skills is a wide-spread phenomena at Gbawe community, and this makes it difficult for individuals to access employment and families continue to experience extreme poverty.
PAAJAF Education Institute (PEI) Program, with the following projects:
- Family Centre Project