A program through The Senase Project and the Akatim Village School in Akatim, Ghana.
Welcome to Akatim, Ghana.
When we talk about “sponsoring a student,” we’re not just talking about a monthly donation. This is where students and sponsors connect in a meaningful way to experience the enabling, life-changing impact of taking a student by the hand and telling them there is hope for the future.
Click any of the students below to read their story!
MAKE AN IMPACT
Our hope through this program is not only to provide financial support for students in need, for only $20 per month, to continue their education, but to also provide a support system for these children by bridging a new relationship that connects you to your sponsored child through letters and pictures.
For less than $1 per day, you can give more than a donation to a child of the Akatim Village School. You can take a student by the hand and tell them they are not alone. And that there is hope.
TOUR THE SCHOOL
What life is like as a student in Akatim, Ghana
Children in Ghana attend school from ages 3-21. Children attend Pre-School (ages 3-5), Primary School which is equivalent to Elementary School (ages 6-11) and then move on to Junior High School — like Middle School (ages 12-14). After Junior High School, students attend Senior High School (ages 15-17) and can then pursue higher education in a Tertiary Institution equivalent to College or a University when they are age 18-21.
Ministry of Education
As a critical Sector of the economy, the Ministry of Education is committed to an education system focused on promoting creativity and problem-solving through the development of academics, technical and vocational programs that will improve skills and assure job-market readiness. Our parliament representative is the Municipal Chief Executive of the Berekum District in the Brong Ahafo Region.
For many students, it is over a three mile trek (over two hours for most) to and from school down dirt roads with speeding farming vehicles and inadequate footwear. Visit our Akatim Village School Project page to learn about the motorized tricycle we were able to provide to solve this problem for our kindergarteners.
Itemized supply list
The following is a breakdown of costs for students to attend school. All prices are in Ghana Cedis.
Exercise Books 10.00
Note Books 24.00
Pens, Pencils, Math workbook, etc. 20.00
School fees 10.00
Lunch 2.00 daily for 14 weeks 140.00
Transportation 2.00 daily for 14 weeks 140.00
Printing fee and PTA dues 10.00
TOTAL COST PER CHILD 404.00
Student teacher ratio
The average student teacher ratio in Ghana is 32:1. In smaller schools like ours, class sizes vary based on the population in the nearby village. For example, our kindergarten class has increased 10% in the last year, while our third grade class has only 3 students.
School Days in Ghana
Children in Ghana are learning a lot of the same things we teach our students. Kindergarteners start basic English, as well as their native language Twi. They also learn important concepts like how to make sure their water is safe to drink, how to prevent diseases like Malaria and so much more. Older kids learn literature, world cultures, and other useful skills like how to use the internet for research projects.
“The Senase Project works perfectly for me to be in communication with my student.”