Ghana is situated on the coast of West Africa, bordering Côte d'Ivoire to the West, Togo to the East and Burkina Faso to the North.
It is one of the largest cocoa producers in the world, is home to the world’s largest artificial lake and is, as has recently been discovered, rich in oil. Unlike its neighbouring countries, Ghana enjoys relative political stability and is making great progress in terms of democratic policy and economic strength.
Yet there are still huge underlying problems to be tackled, particularly for rural citizens. Poverty is extreme and life-threatening for many people, including our students, some of the most disadvantaged children in the country.
Education and literacy, being vital to the happiness and freedom of all people, will be particularly important as Ghana continues to develop. We aim to give our students more of a choice as-to what to do with their lives. Whilst a growing economy brings opportunities for prosperity and employment, there is an ever-increasing need for a sense of agency and identity among Ghana’s citizens as it becomes more visible in the global arena. We are hugely excited to be able to support this community at such a crucial and transitional time.