The 1992 Constitution explicitly states that “basic education shall be free, compulsory and available to all; secondary education in its different forms, including technical and vocational education, shall be made generally available and accessible to all by every appropriate means, and in particular, by the progressive introduction of free education; higher education shall be made equally accessible to all, on the basis of capacity, by every appropriate means, and in particular, by progressive introduction of free education”.
Despite this constitutional provision, it is still very clear that not all communities in Ghana have access to education. In some situations, pupils have to walk several miles in order to attend school.
The Consortium for Research on Educational Access, Transitions and Equity indicates that household poverty in Ghana seems to be an important predictor of access and participation in basic education. Due to poverty parents are unable to provide key educational materials and resources such as shoes, uniforms, textbooks among others for their wards and children. This thus prevents children from accessing and participating in school.
This project therefore seeks to help address this challenge in the Fanteakwa South, New Juaben and Akuapim North Districts of the eastern region of Ghana by providing shoes, exercise books, mathematical sets, uniforms and other educational materials to needy children from poor households.
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