Most school buildings in rural areas in Ghana are dilapidated which puts the lives of both teachers and pupils in danger. The teachers of these schools also endure the harsh weather conditions and poor learning environments to provide education for these future leaders. Most children in these communities are demoralized when they leave school in the middle of lessons due to rains or harsh weather.
Tigo Ghana, a partner for Barcamp Ghana in 2015, has built 4 new classroom blocks from scratch and refurbished 2 classroom 6-unit blocks in 6 different rural communities in Ghana. It is envisaged that the “Shelter For Education” project will go a long way to better the lives of these vulnerable children in these rural communities. Children of school-going ages will be motivated to go to school and stay in the classroom when it rains.
The beneficiary schools include: St Joseph School in Obuasi – Ashanti Region (renovated school), Obeng Yaw School in Adeiso – Eastern Region (new school), Tupaa Basic School in Ga South- Greater Accra Region (new school), Dimaabi MA School – Northern Region (renovated school), African Fit School – Banda Ahenkro, Brong Ahafo Region (new school) and Hianwoanwu African Fit School – Ejura, Ashanti Region (new school).
Nelson Mandela quotes “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world”. Tigo Ghana believes that empowering these children to stay in schools to be educated would transform their lives. These exciting success stories chalked by Tigo Ghana were shared by Michael Bruce, the Head of Public Relations for Tigo Ghana at Barcamp Kasoa at the West End University in Kasoa (Central Region) last month. Barcamp Kasoa is one of the Barcamp Ghana programs organized by the GhanaThink Foundation, an NGO based in Ghana and the United States of America (USA). Michael Bruce also entreated all participants at the event to support Tigo Ghana to help more of such schools who are in dire need of school blocks to facilitate learning.
Tigo Shelter for Education aired as 6 episodes previously every Sunday on TV3 at 4pm, Metro TV and ETV at 6:30pm with a repeat on UTV at 7pm and Viasat1 at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
You can watch short clips about Tigo’s #Shelter4Education program on YouTube via the TigoGhana channel.