Tree Planting Day in Niliyungdo village
Our local partner in Ghana is eCAP (Electrionic Community Action Plan) Ghana Foundation, a registered NGO established in 2009 that has been working closely with Education Finder since its start. eCap Ghana Foundation focuses on addressing the unbalanced development within communities in Ghana, particularly in terms of health, education, and environmental awareness. This is done through the provision of necessary amenities and quality education. Since January 2009, eCap Ghana Foundation has been working in the village of Niliyungdo, in the Northern Region of Ghana, raising health awareness and sharing ideas about how to maintain and care for the environment. This community will then become an agent of change, inspiring other communities in the same district. Sharing Awareness is proud to support this very important and work, particularly since the results so far have been very positive.
Ghana has made some great achievements within the education sector and is ahead of sub-Saharan averages. Fees for basic education were abolished in in 2005, which helped reduce gender gaps in access to education. However, many children in rural areas (especially girls) still do not attend school, in some instances because their parents have not been informed that the fees no longer exist. There is a great need for more qualified teachers, particularly in the rural areas – UNICEF estimates that around 40% of primary school teachers are untrained – and the quality of education generally needs improvement.
Website link: http://www.ecapghana.com