In1961, the Education Act introduced the principle of free and compulsory primary education, and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology was established. As a result, the enrollment almost doubled the next year.
The Free Senior High School (Free SHS) education policy in Ghana was a government initiative introduced in the 2017 September Presidential administration of Nana Akufo-Addo.
However, in many parts of the country despite education being free, many parents can not afford to send their children. Why if education ‘is free?’ , I hear you ask. Many parents can not afford school uniforms, or books for their child, and many who can, sometimes have to make the tough decision between making a meal for the family , or feeding their child before school.
We employed local people and provided them with:
- Chocolate Spread
- And other condiments
We set up the feeding programm to address this need, children can not learn on an empty stomach. After three months we surveyed teachers from the local schools, they reported the feeding program had a huge & positive impact on the childrens learning.
We feed 570 children each week, whilst they are on their way to school in the mornings, they simply walk by, and they are handed a hot breakfast. All food is freshly prepared from 04.00am and ready to serve to children by 6am. Parents and teachers alike have seen a marked increase in concentration and academic capability.