Promote Academic Excellence and Spiritual and Character Development
Amazing Love School has 400+ children in regular attendance, 13 teachers, 3 cooks and a general labourer. The school is positioning itself to provide high academic standards for all students in a positive and caring atmosphere, supported by teachers, support staff and the local community.
Student centered learning is emphasized. In July 2015, the school held the first student led science exhibition in the whole district. The school holds the “Heart to Heart” sessions with kids to promote good character and good citizenship which is helping to develop leadership skills.
To achieve our goals, we have embarked on improving the quality of teaching and learning using clear learning objectives, establishing student expectations and monitoring student performance. We are committed to helping every student reach his or her full potential. We have introduced school debates, interest and academic clubs, spelling competitions and academic excursions. We also provide professional and personal development sessions for teachers and school boards. Some of the goals we are working towards include:
- Recruitment of a head teacher for effective leadership
- Securing teachers’ and student curriculum books
- A school solar power system to help children to read at night and help teachers with lesson preparation.
- Complete the construction of classrooms
- Create a library with books, newspapers, computers, Internet access, where children learn new skills and do their homework.
The School project is changing the lives of children and the community for the better. We are working hard to create a reading culture by providing simple books for children and teachers.
In 2016, all our pioneer candidates passed the National Primary Leaving Exams, with two passing in the First Division, eight in Second Division and four in Third Division. These are kids who could not read or write in 2013! Please consider joining us in the effort to provide the gift of education.
Empowering the Community to Help their Children
Apart from abject poverty in the village, there is a low standard of public services. Constant droughts, diseases, and illiteracy make it difficult for parents to provide their children with basic needs like food, clean water and shelter. This affects the physical and mental development of children. Some of our children have sight impairment with no opportunity to visit an eye doctor.
In a face to face dialogue with some of our supporters, we received valuable and insightful ideas of how to take the project to the next level. We need to support social-economic skills development to enhance self- reliance and sustainability in order to alleviate food shortages, enhance household incomes and improve living conditions. The following sustainability Programs were identified:
- Diversification of farming practices and use of irrigation
- Community tourism and electrification
- Provision of drought resistant seeds
- Skills training
- Micro finance
Access to micro finance will support small business projects; support modern agricultural methods and provide a much needed source of income for families. When parents are empowered, they will be in position to support their children with nutritious food, clothing and also contribute to teachers’ salaries.
We are looking for partnerships to work with to bring about the much needed changes.
Please join us in the effort to bring hope to people of Nakyere. Your donation to project is tax deductible.