To provide a welcoming and inspiring environment for the one hundred and twenty students in primary grade levels at the Akatim Village School. We are going to build a six classroom schoolhouse with a library as well as the books and materials that the students need to be learn. Construction was started in Fall 2012 and is slated to be done by the beginning of 2013.
By giving these children and the future generations the opportunity to learn at a school that has walls with a full stock of supplies, their potential is endless. Currently, only 10% of the students at this school pass the country-wide exam required to continue to higher education. We would like to see this number rise dramatically and remind these students that they deserve an education and the chance to dream big because they can accomplish even their greatest dreams if they believe.
The Ghanaian Government has followed through with their word on helping get an adequate school structure built in Akatim. To date, there are four finished classrooms in the village. Classes are being held in the new structure for the older students, but the younger students remain in the old school until Phase Two is complete. With generous donations from the public and from Western Kentucky University, money has been raised for new uniforms for all of the students. As of January 2013, the basic structure of the final three classrooms have been completed and little work remains other than roofing and painting. With the help of Ghana Education Services we have been able to establish relations with the teachers, PTA, and Director of Education in the Berekum District of Ghana in an effort to oversee progress and ensure the safe and healthy learning environment that the children deserve.
Doors & Windows for final three classrooms: $1,953.23
Walls & Plastering: $3,116.86
Ceiling & Workmanship: $3,376.60
Paint & Painter: $748.05
Remaining Total: $9,194.73