Rural Education Support Programme
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We are working in Garkon area in eastern part of Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District of the Northern Region with 65 villages, Kwampua area, a community of twenty(20) villages near Kasapin, Brong Ahafo Region and Amoako Kurom, a small farming community near Jasikan in the Volta Region with 25 villages. In each of the cases the people are very poor and living in remote places far removed from the district capitals. In some instances the district education directorate doesn’t even know where they are located. People in these communities live without fundamental facilities; they need support for their children education.
AfricaThriving International – ARII is implementing the Rural Education Support Programme in 100 smaller villages in the rural blocks of the selected communities. The school going children need Cloth, School bag, Books and Notebooks, Writing materials for their studies, temporal structure to serve as schools, teachers to guide them and much more. The rural poor children are coming from agriculture daily wage family, the family income is not enough for their daily bread.
They cannot buy the study material for their children, in this situation create not good education to children and they don’t attend regular classes in school because of they have no basic facilities for studies, So, we plan to support these school going children for their good studies. In Kwampua, children who have reached school going age still have to stay home until they are eight to nine years because the nearby primary school is far removed from the village.
ARII through this programme will provide access to basic education for these precious souls.
Among other things the Rural Education Support Programme (RESP) will;
- Reach out to more than 6,500 children, providing access to primary education and giving them the tools to learn. We will also help over 50 pupil teachers improve their skills and make it easier for 1,450 parents to get involve in and support their children’s education.
- During the busy cocoa, yam and maize harvest time, we will reach out to teachers, parents and farm owners to make sure these girls and boys don’t fall behind in their schoolwork.
- To reduce absenteeism and maximize learning, we will also provide health and nutrition interventions and teach good hygiene practices.
- Provide access to drinking water (one borehole) in the area badly affected to reduce the effect of waterborne diseases.
Education is an inevitable requirement for children to realize their full potentials in life. Yet it is estimated that about one out of every five (22%) children in Africa have never had a primary education or left school without completing primary education. This has been the fundamental cause of the continue cycle of poverty and the other life threatening issues in Africa.
In rural Ghana, many children don’t complete basic education, speak only their native language and grow up functionally illiterate. Girls, who sometimes marry as young as 12, are especially vulnerable. Too many drop out of school and almost 30% of women over age 15 can’t read and write. The chronic malnutrition rate for kids under 5 is 49% and, in areas where ARII works, it’s as high as 78%. For this reason, the ‘RESP”, an educational programme has been initiated under ARII