Education is at the heart of what AfriKids does, it is where most money is spent and most time is spent. Acquiring and being able to make the most from education is the most fundamental step for any child in changing the quality of their life in childhood, and the prospects for their adult life.
This project is on going with various time limited projects within
In northern Ghana there is every reason for a child to be able to attend school; the government provides universal free primary education, schooling is respected and valued by children and most of society. However, with the hidden costs of schooling including compulsory uniforms, textbooks and exam fees, with the pressure to remain home and work the farm or earn for the family, and with the standard of teaching often extremely low, the system is not working as well as it should.
AfriKids education strategy acknowledges the core problems and aims to work within the Ghana Education Services (GES) system to improve accessibility and the quality of education. We have been commended by the International Labour Organisation for our development of transitional education and we are working with GES to establish a beacon school for the region in rural Zuarungu developing curriculum enhancing services including child rights clubs and IT tuition to benefit children in the region.
To ensure children in the UER have access to good quality education
Activities» To provide school uniforms and equipment so that children can access education
» To ensure families are supported so that children can attend school and are not expected to work on the family businesses
This is an ongoing project. AfriKids collects both qualitative and quantitative data to record progress and our successes.
AfriKids work with children in various capacities to ensure that education is accessible. Through education we can transform lives and help a child look forward to a positive future where they can be self reliant. In the long run they will be able to give back to their communities socially and economically.
Life in Upper East Ghana is fragile so children’s rights are always at risk. Unforeseen circumstances economically, socially and environmentally can be devastating for a child and the entire family. Situations such as illness or death within a family or a flood can upset the balance. So, AfriKids have a flexible approach to planning budgets so that we can respond to changing needs and to ensure that our support is directed to those who need it most at the time.
AfriKids donors receive regular and detailed feedback on how their donations are spent to demonstrate the impact that the donation has had. We also produce a monthly newsletter detailing forthcoming activities and an annual report.
Budget - Project Cost: £40,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £24,000 School For example to operate a school of excellence in a rural village £6,000 Vocational training For example vocational training for four young people £2,000 Educational Support For example educational support for children including uniforms, stationary and text books £4,700 Higher Education For example to provide educational support for 12 children in higher education £3,300 Other Remaining costs from budget available on request
AfriKids work in the Upper East Region (UER) because statistically 70% of the people live in extreme poverty compared to 11% in Accra. WE have committed to investing time and resources into making real fundamental change to the society and economy of one region. Whilst Ghana has shown itself to the international community as a shining light in Africa, the UER is significantly lagging behind in comparison to southern regions.
Our focus is to work with children who are extremely vulnerable and disadvantaged because of issues such as extreme poverty and harmful cultural beliefs. We work with their families and communities to ensure that the care and support we provide is long lasting.
Our work is genuine development from the grass roots up. We adopt a holistic approach in supporting each child which means we also work with their families to tackle the root causes of suffering. Most importantly we listen to the communities and empower them to deliver change; they truly understand the complex issues in their communities. In the words of Cletus Anaaya, Head of Core Projects, AfriKids Ghana-“AfriKids are the people, the people are AfriKids”.
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100% of project staff are Ghanaians; our projects are locally owned by people that live and work in their communities and know the solutions.