In 1961, 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, 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 feed their children before they attend school, so many simply do not attend. They are kept home or go to work with parents on farms, or the market, thus missing out on their education. Along with this many parents can not afford school uniforms, or books for their children, and many who can, sometimes have to make the tough decision between making a meal for the family, feeding them, or buying uniforms for their child.
We employ local people and provided them with:
- Chocolate Spread
- And other condiments
The ladies get up at 4am and begin preparing the meals for the morning. By 6am when children are leaving for school they are handed a bag with their hot freshly prepared breakfast.
We set up the feeding program to address this need, children can not learn on an empty stomach. After three of successfully feeding children on their way to school, we spoke to teachers from the local schools, they reported the feeding program had a huge & positive impact on the children’s learning. Children were more focused, their concentration improved and their academic results improved significantly.
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 ability.
If you would like to support the feeding program please donate. Each week we spend £100 for all the food items, charcoal for cooking, plus we give the ladies a small salary for their hard work.