10 questions about our educational system

1. What areas do we cover under our Organisation?

 We cover formal and informal education, social, moral and religious aspects of life.

2. What is our goal in teaching the new beneficiaries?

The goal of teaching the new beneficiaries is to have the right education under a formal and informal sector. Education goes with discipline. Someone living and working on the streets needs to be prepared before he can reintegrate into school life.

3. What do we teach them?

We teach them English Language since it is the key to other subjects, mathematics for basic calculation and integrated science only for those who can read and understand. In the evening we also teach them ICT lessons.

4. How many boys and girls are usually in a class?

To guarantee proper control and effective teaching there are not more than ten pupils in a class

5. For how long/ which period do we teach them?

Street children cannot be kept sitting and concentrating for a long time, therefore four hours teaching in the morning with thirty minutes break and a maximum of two short ones depending on their minds. Classes are generally four times a week and run for one full academic year.

6. To which school does the majority gain admission to?

For effective integration into school life, they gain admission to mostly mission schools so they learn discipline as well. It is our hope that the mission schools instil in them good values and a Christian life.

7. Why do we teach them ourselves?

  1. The advantages are that teaching them helps to build trust among one another.
  2. Due to the size of a class, attention and concentration is much higher.
  3. It  requires a lot of energy and patience in teaching a street child

8. After which criteria are we enrolling our beneficiaries in school?

The criteria are as followed: Punctuality and discipline during internal classes; the ability to read, write and calculate simple arithmetic; personal hygiene like bathing, washing of clothes, neatness in dressing and others.

9. What offer of support do we have for our beneficiaries?

We pay the full package for pre-school beneficiaries up to J.H.S level which means, shelter, food, health and education.

We also pay school fees and stationary for secondary students as well as school fees and hand outs for tertiary beneficiaries.

Beneficiaries are also supported into informal education.

10. How many are currently going to school?

In pre-school we have (sometimes) up to twenty beneficiaries, in Primary School are ten beneficiaries and in Vocational/Secondary school are nine beneficiaries.

There are also six beneficiaries in Tertiary level and two in apprenticeship.

Contact:

First Contact Place

Zongo-Laka, Ashaiman

Ghana

 

Mail:

info@rohc-ghana.org

Post:

P.O. Box 803

Valco-Flat, Ashaiman

Ghana, West-Africa

 


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