PEI is an community education center that will create an environment in which the children of Gbawe can develop their fullest human potential.
The project includes a boarding house and recreational facilities combined with a solid educational, ethical and moral program. We strive to prepare students for their future as active and responsible citizens. In the long term, we hope to offer services to students up to college age.
The project supports children and their families in the Gbawe community by establishing a scholarship school education for those children without access to the available public education or to a good quality education.
All of our students’ needs from books, uniforms and educational supplies will be covered under their scholarship. We will also provide a nutritious meal to our students twice a day.
We offer family literacy classes as well to help adults learn to read and write. We offer classes in: English, Ghanaian Language, Maths, Health Education and such daily or social concerns as opening a bank account for example. Classes run 3 times in a week, for 4 hours each day.
The project is expected to undergo the following phases:
PHASE ONE: Create a preschool program for children between the ages of x and x and begin offering a family and adult literacy program. Serve 60 children and 10 adults (October 2015-October 2016)
PHASE TWO: Create a primary school program for children between the ages of 7 and 12 and continue building family and adult literacy program.
Serve 100 children and 60 adults. (October 2016-October 2017)
PHASE THREE: Create a Junior High School program for children between the ages of 13 and 15 and continue building family and adult literacy program.
Serve 200 primary school children, and 100 adults. (October 2017-October 2018)
PHASE FOUR: Our vision for the year 2021. Create a High School and college preparatory program.
School staff is recruited by the School Principal in consultation with the Managing Director and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees. The school taps into the skills of professional educators, university graduates, students and volunteers. The school accepts both Ghanaian and international volunteers with appropriate skill sets. Paid staff must have national high school diplomas, and all teachers are required to have a university degree; or preferably be a trained professional teacher.
School Calendar and Fees
The PEI adopts the Ghana Education Service calendar. The year is divided into three terms and is in session for 15/16 weeks per term.
As a registered charity, we aim to keep our fees to a minimum. Currently, fees for attending the private schools within the community for the 2014/2015 academic year range from
GH₵200 to GH₵600 per term.
PAAJAF’s aim is to provide as many scholarships as we are able to, however funds are limited.
As a result, we developed full and partial scholarship options to reach more members of the community, and charge GH₵70.00 (US $18.00) per academic term.
Please see the Scholarships page for more information.