From Street to School programs
In many developing countries millions of children do not go to school. There are no schools in their villages, there are not enough trained teachers available and parents have no money to pay for school fees, uniforms, and materials. With limited resources, parents often decide to send their boys to school while girls are tasked to help with household chores.
Education is a basic right for every child. All children around the globe, no matter where they come from have the right to education. A considerable number of children are out of school in Ghana, particularly in rural areas. Quality education and skills development for children are one of the most effective ways to live above the cycle of poverty. The result of quality education will be wealthier families and wealthier communities.
Therefore our main objectives are to help needy children who have dropped out of school and living lives on the street to get back to school. Our street to school project aims broadly at supporting children by getting them back to school and also supporting those who are at the verge of dropping out in order to sustain and keep them in school and prevent another group from dropping out of school every year.
The specific objectives are;
To stimulate the education of children especially the less privileged who have either dropped out of school or cannot afford any means of education by paying all the costs until they have completed basic school. This includes school fees, school books, and school uniforms.
Provide support for those who are at the verge of dropping out to ensure that they are sustained in the school until they have completed basic education.
Provide shelter for the homeless as part of the sustainability process to help them complete basic school.
Provide meals at least twice in a day
Provide an environment that supports after-school learning to ensure that they are able to cope with the academic and social demands of their respective schools.
In some cases, we help governments build education infrastructure that is sustainable and provide materials, textbooks and pay for tuition and uniforms that are sometimes required to attend school. We also rehabilitate schools damaged in emergencies.
We also provide life skills and vocational training to children who cannot afford to continue with secondary education or have missed out on primary school. We implement groundbreaking initiatives in early childhood development and schooling for working children, children with disabilities and indigenous children.
To achieve these goals our strategic priority is on:
1. Early Childhood care and development
2. Basic primary and secondary education
3. Education for youth Empowerment
4. Education in Emergencies
Our approach will focus on:
An aggressive program to build model schools and classrooms in rural areas and furnish them with access to the modern equipment that enables students to learn in a conducive environment
A scholarship program that provides comprehensive university scholarships to academically gifted but economically disadvantaged student
Working with individuals, families, teachers, communities, governments, strategic partners and advocacy groups to create powerful education initiatives that are crucial to fighting poverty