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Ghana. Camp 2. Schools. The state of affairs.

April 13, 2018

As you already know, an important part of inChange projects is devoted to the education. For example, the project #inghanasoap. The percentage of income from the sale of soap will be directed to the implementation of educational projects in the country. Therefore, during our visit to the Ghanaian village, we visited a local school and talked with teachers to learn about the current state of education and the problems they face.

 

Question: What do you think, what room is pictured in the photo?

 

 

Answer: this is the library of the village school Agrave DIS Basic. Do you see any books, tables, computers and reading lamps here? This is normal, we did not find them either.

The library is, of course, sparse and not functional, but this is not the biggest problem.

There are more acute questions, for example, the children simply have nothing to eat. And teachers have nothing to live on ...

 

 

The system of primary school education in Ghana has recently become completely free. First, the kids go to the kindergarten. Then the primary and secondary schools.

Before admission to the youth, he studies three years in a senior high school (SHS). There it is possible to study free of charge only in the first year, and the subsequent training is paid. This is one of the problems: not everyone can afford education in SHS and the university, this issue is especially acute in the villages because there is a very low level of income.

 

 

In addition, there are not enough textbooks in schools. Benefits quickly become obsolete and the state simply does not have time to provide them with new ones. Therefore, parents have to buy the necessary literature by themselves.

 

 

 

Children learn in the building (which is already good), in the office's everything is standard: the board, the teacher's table and desks, which were donated by the charitable organization.

 

 

Another big problem is that some of the children have to go to school for 10-15 kilometers.

 

 

It's very hard, and given that there is no school food, the children are very tired when they return from school.

 

 

Therefore, during the harvest season, their parents simply do not let them go to school since their assistance is required in the village. The issue of organization of transportation and nutrition of children is acute.

 

Teachers talk about the need for a laboratory where you can conduct lessons in the natural sciences and the computer class because now it has to be explained with pictures and personal experience.

 

 

Perhaps the very first problem, which affected local teachers - is their placement. There are no amenities, electricity, and communications.

 

 

The houses in which the teachers live are not particularly different from the houses of local residents. But they can be understood, given that they graduated from the capital's universities, lived in the city and were in the village by distribution.

 

 

Some classes have to be combined into one because teachers do not have enough. Go to such a distance and under such conditions, not everyone will agree with higher education.

 

Projects inChange are aimed at addressing such problems and improving the standard of living in Ghana.

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