Almost sixty percent of children in rural Ghana will not gain any qualifications after primary level. This sixty percent find themselves in a cycle termed: the 'Poverty Trap.'
The problem is further exacerbated in rural communities where families rely almost exclusively on agriculture. Seeking a subsistence living out of smallholder cultivation often results in families living on less than $2 per day.
Our aim is to develop a model for a self-sufficient school in rural Africa, using export farming as tool to generate running costs. It is our intention to prove our model by 2021, and begin work on a second site in the following year.
our approach our values
Design and implement a one-time capital cost investment into sustainable rural secondary school and farm.
Ensure long-term financial self-sufficiency of our projects without reliance on continued donor support.
Providing an education to those who would otherwise not receive one.
Combine standard formal education with farm skills training.
Encourage rural development and increased food security for the entire community.
One-time capital cost of $1 million.
Learning through the four pillars of: Academia, Personal Exploration, Social Understanding, and Community Awareness.
That youth education does not exist in a vacuum.
Recognizing the importance of nurturing the skills and experience of the local community.
Partnering and incorporating the local community wherever possible.
Placing local staff and civil society at the center of project management.