Education gives people the skills and tools they need to navigate the world. Ghana has been a role model for many African countries in the provision of free basic education. However, the quality of education has remained very low. We are working to improve this situation through partnership and after school education program. A number of factors have created this situation: the lack of instructional materials and equipment and their inefficient use; teachers’ and pupils’ absenteeism; poor supervision in some rural areas; inappropriate pre-service training and inadequate in-service training; poor motivation of teachers; burdensome curriculum; unattractive modes of teaching, such as rote learning (parroting) and copying from the blackboard––especially at the upper levels of basic education; and the language of instruction, when it differs from the children’s mother language. The weakness in communication skills pervades the system up to the secondary education level. In addition, there is a general lack of effective management at the various levels of the education sector.
In effect only 19.2 percent of the locals in the northern Ghana are literate in English (according to 2010 census), Most children in rural areas therefor are unable to read and write after graduating from junior high school (9th grade)
The negative spiral of this statistics has a lasting effect on the rural poor. Our aim at Drive Aid is to give a second chance to some of these children to get the basics of reading and writing in a fun and practical way, giving emphasis to slow learners, special needs and above all encourage girl child education.
We engage local and foreign volunteers to maximize diversity and cross culture exchange, we also use the after school education project as a means to ascertain physical, emotional and psychological challenges facing the children and appropriate measures to help them.
With a current population of 368 children in Five (5) different communities, our education project is expanding and needing more support than ever. 61 pupils among them are complete orphans, 12 are special need and the rest are brilliant but needy, we are working hard to support the orphans and to provide them the opportunity for a decent future, you can support by volunteering your time with us and getting to know these children or donate your resources whatever it may be. contact us to learn how