We support educational projects in the rural area of Lake Volta. For that we cooperate with the German-Ghanaian couple Fordjor, which has long been active in the village Wurupong. The main objective is to increase the level of education.
The Speech-and Prize-Giving-Day was introduced a few years ago. The best students and teachers will be awarded with books and prizes. This concepts follows the model of better equipped schools in Ghana to increase the appreciation of education.
In 2014, the three schools of the village were also equipped with book boxes that contained for example, textbooks for teachers and reading material for students.
We also organise capacity building for teachers to help them refresh or learn teaching methods. Ghanaian professors of teacher training colleges teach for example how teachers can improve reading and spelling skills or build craft materials for the kindergarten classroom.
The project is already a success: When the Fordjors started in 2009, no student passed the entrance exam for the Secondary High School (BECE), in 2014 23 students passed.
Since the Secondary High School is costly, we started in 2014 to give a scholarship to the best students of the entrance exams.