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WHY GHANA?

Ghana was, until very recently, one of the poorest countries in the world. Over the past few years, the nation has experienced unprecedented growth and development (IFAD report; African Development Bank). Although the lives of Ghanaians have improved greatly, the country still faces many challenges, especially in the education sector.

In Ghana, 18% of primary school age children are not enrolled in school and of those who are in school, 28% will drop out before completing primary school (UNESCO, 2012). Additionally, over 28% of the Ghanaian population is illiterate and out of all the current primary school classrooms, the government estimates that almost a quarter need repairs (World Bank, 2014; USAID, 2009).

PoP works with 142 communities in Ghana to ensure that students overcome these and other barriers to accessing a quality education. Currently, PoP is impacting over 35,000 students in Ghana.

 

VOLTA REGION

The Volta Region is located in southeastern Ghana, to the west of the Republic of Togo and just east of Lake Volta. In many of our partner communities in the region, PoP couples school builds with literacy programming in order to create sustainable change.

To date, we’ve built 130 schools in the Volta Region and have also provided our teacher training and educational programming to many PoP schools in the region.

 

Before a PoP School Build


 

Previously, a number of primary grades were taught under a thatched tent built by the Ahlepedo community. With no doors or walls, the students and teachers were left exposed to the elements. These conditions posed a hazard to student safety and well-being, as well as to engagement and learning.

 

Your Impact with a New PoP School


 

Through your support, PoP is partnering with the Ahlepedo community to build a beautiful new structure. This school provides the appropriate amount of space for all students, with new classrooms, walls, windows and doors. The Ahlepedo D.A Basic School officially broke ground in August 2018, and we completed construction in April of 2019. The entire community is so enthusiastic knowing that students will soon have access to a learning environment that supports their full potential and promise!