Fostering quality education is our first mission to eradicate poverty in Ghana. Through researches carried out by VARAS and other known education/teacher development related groups, it has become very clear that, education holds the key to a sustainable development and offers the opportunity to unlock and expose cultural practices that continue to halt the development of a rural child to go to school. To salvage the situation we have therefore identified three mediums and volunteer oriented interventions under this mission to develop the rural child holistically for the total development of the rural communities we serve.
These interventions include;
1. volunteerism and community engagement
2. sponsorship of the rural child through school
3. building basic school infrastructure with emphasis on the construction of Libraries and Computer Centers and Washrooms
These approaches as we believe do not only develop the child but families and communities at large.
Note: You do not need to be a professional to participate in our education programmes
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Volunteering is our first intervention to promote teaching and learning in rural schools. It seeks to address the problems of inadequate teachers and the lack of specific subject related teachers.
Through community engagement and campaigns etc, we hope to make known the downing effects and benefits of lack of education especially to the girl child.
We therefore offer the following opportunities for both local and international volunteers with the effort to increase the number of rural child especially girls in school. We also design new projects and programs that may not be already listed below but equally contribute to championing our fight to improve quality and access to education for sustainable development.
1. Teaching in rural community school as class teacher and or subject teacher
2. Educate rural families about the need to send their children to school
3. Organize capacity building for educational workers
4. Engage students in competitive educational campaigns and courses in order to arouse and increase the number of children in schools.
5. Offer internship opportunities both in the classroom and out the classroom
7:00 am Breakfast Departure to begin day’s activities
12:00 pm Lunch
4:00 pm End of day’s activities
6:00 pm Supper
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The need for school infrastructure is equally important and necessary to enhance teaching and learning. Unfortunately, 4 out of every 5 community schools lack these basic facilities therefore hindering both classroom work and pupils performances.
The school infrastructure initiative is aim to provide the needed basic school facility in community schools with the ultimate goal to promote effective teaching and learning. These school facilities include library, washroom, water extension, and also the provision of backpacks.