Beginning in January 2021, our “Send a Child to School” initiative will support the education of 120 children from some of the most disadvantaged communities in Ghana, namely, Osunu Dompe, Ahomahomasu, Besebuom, and Tafi Mador. Over the next year, we will work closely with these children and their families, helping them to fund the purchase of school uniforms, stationary, books, and other vital educational resources. In addition, we will be providing mentorship to each of the 120 children and their families to ensure their academic success.
As part of the initiative, we will be conducting workshops in our four target communities, speaking to around 1,500 people, and emphasizing just how important learning is. World Inspiring Network also plans to improve hygiene education for 1,500 community members by providing workshops throughout the four communities on safe hygiene practices during COVID-19 and providing students with free reusable nose masks. We will collaborate with community leaders, educators, young people, and their families, working together to ensure that education is accessible for everyone.
It is indisputable that all children, irrespective of background, should have the right to an education. According to recent research conducted by UNICEF, more than 400,000 children in Ghana are not enrolled in pre-primary education. In recent years, the Ghanaian government has worked harder than ever to provide education for all, implementing numerous policies to make education more accessible. Attendance in school has increased dramatically as a result. Enormous challenges remain, however, with quality education still out of reach for thousands of children. Many cannot afford to attend school, with their families unable to support them financially. Others are encouraged to remain at home, working with their parents and contributing to the family’s income.
Challenges are often significantly greater for those in rural communities. Schools in these communities often lack crucial resources needed for learning, and children regularly leave school before completing their education. Poverty is endemic in many of these communities.
Studies consistently indicate a correlation between the prevalence of poverty and accessibility of education. In areas where quality education is more difficult to access, the rate of poverty is often greater. UNESCO estimates, in fact, that 171 million people around the world could escape extreme poverty if all children left school with basic reading skills. UNESCO also estimates that 617 million children and adolescents globally are not achieving minimum proficiency levels in reading. Statistics like these can be daunting – ensuring the provision of quality education for so many children may seem like something of an insurmountable task. By working to make quality education accessible to one child at a time, however, we at World Inspiring Network believe we can influence positive, sustained change among entire communities.
To do this, we desperately need your help. Please consider donating to our cause as we support the education of 120 children from some of Ghana’s poorest communities,conduct community sensitization workshops on children's non-school attendance to 1,500 community members and improve hygiene education by providing workshops on safe hygiene practices during COVID-19. Osunu Dompe, Ahomahomasu, Besebuom and Tafi Mador are often neglected by larger non-government organisations. Donate to provide them with the support they so desperately need.