Education is at the heart of what AfriKids does, it is where most money is spent and most time is spent. Acquiring and being able to make the most from education is the most fundamental step for any child in changing the quality of their life in childhood, and the prospects for their adult life.
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In northern Ghana there is every reason for a child to be able to attend school; the government provides universal free primary education, schooling is respected and valued by children and most of society. However, with the hidden costs of schooling including compulsory uniforms, textbooks and exam fees, with the pressure to remain home and work the farm or earn for the family, and with the standard of teaching often extremely low, the system is not working as well as it should.
AfriKids education strategy acknowledges the core problems and aims to work within the Ghana Education Services (GES) system to improve accessibility and the quality of education. We have been commended by the International Labour Organisation for our development of transitional education and we are working with GES to establish a beacon school for the region in rural Zuarungu developing curriculum enhancing services including child rights clubs and IT tuition to benefit children in the region.
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