The Family Learning Centre is an educational facility that will allow children to develop their fullest human potential. The project includes a boarding house, recreational facilities and a solid educational, ethical and moral program to prepare students for their future life as active and responsible citizens. In the long term, it aims to expand the project to University Level.
We need help to keep leasing the current venue for the preschool and primary one class for the next 2 years. We also need supporters to build permanent classrooms.
The project also includes providing nutritious food to the students, purchase of school uniforms, office computer and a deep freezer to store food items at the educational centre. Please click on download in the below tabs to download the detailed proposal.
The following projects are part of this bigger project:
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 nutritious 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: 120 children, 10 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, 100 primary school children, and 50 adults. (January 2018- December 2018)
Phase Four: Senior High school (vision 2021) and Phase five: University College (vision 2025), still to be planned for of which support and partnership is needed to help to achieve the above goals. Currently the project does not have the needed resources to make the dream achievable. So it calls for public support.
The project has the following activities to be taken to be successfully to maintain the phase one which has already been completed and also complete the phase two as mentioned above. We cannot do it alone unless you come in with your helping hand. We have also created some of the activities as sub projects as found at the summary section of this project.
The below activities are needed urgently to keep the project open in the 2017/2018 school year:
-Classroom Maintenance: The project requires help to maintain classroom to accommodate 150 preschool children and 15 primary 1 – formal education.
-Establishing 3 times in a week non-formal education to 10 adult participants.
-Purchase of school Uniforms
-Purchase of school supplies
-Provide full scholarship 30 preschool students and 90 partial scholarship
-Provide a nutritious meal twice per day, and for 5 times a week for our targeted group
At the end of the project in December 2018, it is expected that 165 school 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
In addition, children will take part in the following classes outside this setting:
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.