Opening Doors To School (ODTS) – Ghana

Charity:
Afrikids

Health, child protection and education projects designed and run by local people, for local people, providing sustainable solutions to keep vulnerable children healthy, safe and in school – now and in the future.

Country

Ghana

Start Year:

2017

Run Time:

1

Participant Age:

6-11 years

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What is Co-Funding?

Co-funding with the ALMT allows individuals, other Trusts and Foundations, and Companies to contribute funds directly to individual, vetted and approved, project partnerships. With fifteen years of experience awarding grants and working in partnership with children’s organisations around the world, the ALMT is best placed to support you in your philanthropy.

This project will target rural schools where 65% of the population lives in poverty. Although education is free in Ghana, 75.7% of the population in the Upper East Region (UER) aged three and over has no schooling in comparison to 47.7% nationally. Education is not prioritised due to compulsory school cost such as uniform and textbooks. Children are expected to earn an income and help contribute to the family’s income.

 

With support from the ALMT, AfriKids will target children from vulnerable groups and communities to remove physical, financial and psychological barriers that stop children fulfilling their education. Support will be provided for those helped back into education which will include counselling for both child and family, registration for a local school, family income generation support e.g. goats for rearing. Teachers will receive training to ensure they can support the needs of vulnerable children and to ensure they are aware of the warning signs that a child could display. To promote education at a community level through child rights festivals, families and community members will be engaged and gain knowledge about child rights. Also, to ensure early years education centres are well resources to provide quality education.

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