The family learning project is an ongoing project initiated by the PAAJAF foundation under the PAAJAF Education Institute Program (PEI) to address the different challenges faced by Gbawe community. Currently, the Family Learning Centre (FLC) has 145 young and 14 adult students and is in need of additional funding to continue achieving its impact and making a difference in our community. As of now, the school classrooms lack chairs, desks, reference books and other learning materials as well as basic science supplies. The lack of proper infrastructure could negatively impact learning outcomes for future years.
While improving facilities comes at a financial cost, the benefits of such investments often surpass the initial fiscal costs. We ask you to help us equip the Family Learning Centre (FLC) classrooms with the necessary school infrastructure. As a result of your donation, the FLC will be able to continue providing scholarship school education to underprivileged children in the Gbawe community. Please to get our detailed project proposal. Click on download below, Thanks.
Gbawe is a rural community located a few kilometers west of Accra. Almost half of the Gbawe population constitutes of children under 13. We witness a huge demand for schooling and education, however, there is only one public school operating within the community resulting in overcrowded classrooms. Overcrowding can have a direct impact on learning. Teachers in such classrooms are spread too thin and unable to give each student the one-on-one attention he or she needs, losing personal connections with students. The noise level increases the more students are packed into a classroom, which can affect some students’ ability to learn or work. Low-income families make up much of Ghana and the Gbawe Community (GGC). Those families do not have the resources to afford a private education. The public-school admission rules often leave children out-of-school, on a waiting list for the next admission cycle. Children with no access to quality education have little alternative but to enter the labor market that is mentally, physically, socially and morally dangerous and harmful to them. Children leaving school and entering the labor force are more likely to end up in occupations that limit their chances of breaking out of poverty. Education is a key element in the prevention of child labor.
To address the mentioned challenge, we initiated the PAAJAF Educational Institute (PEI) project. This is a scholarship school project run by the PAAJAF Foundation in the Gbawe community that strives to provide educational opportunities to the most disadvantaged children. Currently, the Family Learning Centre has 145 young and 14 adult students. To ensure the effective functioning of our school we require additional funding to purchase the necessary school infrastructure. As of now, the school classrooms lack chairs, desks, reference books and other learning materials as well as basic science supplies. The lack of proper infrastructure could negatively impact learning outcomes for future years.
A good school infrastructure makes it possible for children and youth that live in remote areas to study and, tends to improve the attendance and interest of students and teachers in learning. For this same reason, investments in school infrastructure have an essential role in solving access problems of students to the school system and to improve their performance. Empiric evidence indicates that there is a direct relationship between school infrastructure and educational performance and that investments in educational infrastructure contribute to improving the quality of education.
Integrating technology, as well as learning materials and playing equipment into the classroom is an effective way to connect with students of all learning styles and help them stay engaged. While improving facilities comes at a financial cost, the benefits of such investments often surpass the initial fiscal costs. The proper school infrastructure, such as 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 would 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|
Improved quality of education in Gbawe community achieved through investments in educational infrastructure at the PAAJAF Educational Institute (PEI).
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