The problem

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 Solution

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.