How simple schools are helping children in Ghana

By Rotary International

Children in Abansere wanting a school to call their own.

By Walter Hughes, a member of the Rotary Club of Rocky Mount, Virginia, USA, and a 2013 Rotary Champion of Change

Have you ever wished as a Rotarian that you could do something to help educate a child? Have you ever dreamed that a child could start their education at a younger age? We see children in communities all over Ghana in West Africa and realize that they should be in school.

The parents of Abansere are very poor and hard working. Abansere is a remote and rural community. Children do not start school until the age of twelve. The children must be old enough to safely walk seven miles each way to the nearest elementary school. The parents asked for help to build a preschool that would include first to third grade classrooms.

Frank Kofi Owusu-Debrah, past president of the Rotary Club of Sunyani Central.

Frank Kofi Owusu-Debrah has a heart for education. He works for the Sunyani Technical University. He submitted the first Rotary global grant for the new pilot program called “Simple Schools” with my club in Virginia. The school teachers will be funded by and the school owned …read more

Source:: Rotary International Blog

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