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Education

The need for our Education work

Only 48% of people in the areas we work are literate

On average junior school classes have 42 children to every teacher

Only 6% of girls have completed Senior High School


Our Education Goal

To ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote learning opportunities
for children and young adults


What we do in Education

Access

Increase the number of children who access Basic Education, with a particular focus on the most marginalised groups including girls and children with special needs

Quality

Improve the quality of public Basic Education

Retention

Increase the number of children who complete Basic Education by addressing the root causes of children dropping out of school

Progression

Increase the number of young people who progress to further education to improve their livelihood prospects


How lives have changed

Getting back to school

Clement and his brother found themselves living and working on the streets of Bolgatanga after their father's remarriage caused difficulties in their home. Life on the streets wasn't easy. The boys stopped going to school and found themselves earning small money loading trucks at the busy lorry park and sleeping on shop verandas. Their hope for the future was wearing thin.

With  support from the AfriKids team, Clement began attending classes at the School of Night Rabbits; evening sessions which act as a stepping stone for children like Clement so they can return to formal school.

After nine months of lessons and counselling with the team, Clement and his brother are back at home and have returned to join their classmates at school again. Despite his difficult childhood, Clement is a confident and determined teenager with a passion for learning.

Improving my community's schools

When he's not studying at Senior High School, Lambert devotes his free time to promote the importance of education within his rural community in the Bongo district of northern Ghana.

On top of his studies, Lambert volunteers as one of AfriKids' Community Education Campaigners and it is with help from change makers like him that  mean we are able to change attitudes at a community level. This is longer term, attitudinal change which will be sustained rather than a quick fix.

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AfriKids UK Head Office:
21 Southampton Row
London
WC1B 5HA
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 207 269 0740

AfriKids Ghana Head Office:
PO Box 166
Bolgatanga
Upper East Region
Ghana

+233 (0) 3820 23829

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