Education is a basic right every child is entitled to under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Aside from being a universal human right at the individual level, education in all forms, formal and informal, is a critical determinant of the well-being of present and future generations because it enables people to: understand and modify their environment and therefore better cope with life’s circumstances; choose healthier diets, behaviours, and lifestyles; develop their income generating capacities and create more work possibilities; seek quality health care for themselves and their children and thereby facilitate improvements in health status and life expectancy; and enrol and see their children through school and thereby interrupt the processes of intergenerational poverty transfer.
Goal of the Project
International Needs Ghana (INGH) has been involved in the provision of quality education for needy children in some deprived communities in Ghana since 1993 when it established the school in the Amrahia community. Since then, 10 other schools have been established; with two of them being managed by INGH as model schools, eight of the schools are being managed in partnership with the Ghana Education Service and the Methodist Education Unit and the Global Evangelical Church. One of the schools (Aboelato DA Primary at Nyorkuko in the Upper East Region) is directly under the management of the District Assembly through the Ghana Education Service. In addition to these schools, INGH also works with over 10 public basic schools in Ghana to support the education of children in these schools.
Beneficiaries so far:
- 19,250 children have:
- Access to basic and Senior High School education
- Received evangelism and discipleship support
- Water, Sanitation and Hygiene services extended to them and their communities