When The Move Project began our partnership with Tsipasi, the most urgent need was access to clean water. Once clean water was flowing, the second most urgent need was access to education. Over the past decade, only 73% of children in Ghana have had access to primary school. In Tsipasi, fewer than that have had consistent access to quality education. In that same timeframe, approximately 34% of Ghana's children experienced child labor. Knowing these statistics have motivated us to get involved, but there is more to it than that. We have been face to face with the children behind the stats. We have been face to face with the Mothers and Fathers of these children. After meeting with community leaders, we all agreed the next step in our joint development plan would be to build a primary school. This school will be known as The Move Project Academy and will serve the nearly 175 children in the area. 

Access to education for children in Tsipasi means freedom, vitality, and a chance to create a new reality for themselves and their community.

One of our board members in Ghana is a headmaster at an international school where he prepares children for University who would otherwise have no hope of higher education. He will be providing onsite leadership and strategic oversight for the Academy. Along with a Headmaster leading the school and assisting with both the strategic vision and the daily operations, The Move Project Academy will have a total of six faculty members. Education, or lack thereof, has a direct correlation to the poverty in the region, and we are thrilled to be a part of reshaping the future of the village by providing their children access to a high quality education. 



Construction Progress:

PHASE 1 - Construction Materials ($18,000) - Approximately $1,800 remaining (accounting for exchange rate fluctuation)

Remaining Construction Costs:

  • Doors - $740
  • Door Locks - $130
  • Paint - $510
  • Workmanship for Painting - $420

Completed Construction Costs:

  • Travel - $946
  • Blueprints - $215
  • Sand - $630
  • Blocks - $2,355
  • Cement - $1,840
  • Roofing sheets - $1,680
  • Roofing nails - $13.15
  • 3" nails - $42
  • 4" nails - $52.60
  • Wood (2x6) - $552
  • Wood (2x4) - $472.50
  • Wood (2x3) - $280
  • 2/45 board - $120
  • Wawa board - $157.50
  • 5/8 iron rods - $400
  • 1/2 iron rods - $262.50
  • 3/8 iron rods - $78.90
  • Facial board - $157.50
  • Dusban - $16
  • Labor (masonry) - $2,100 (All other labor to be donated by village)
  • Misc. - $262
  • Facial Board - $365
  • Ceiling Board - $830
  • Ceiling Finishing - $245
  • Luver Blades and Frames - $575
  • Mason Workmanship - $920
  • Carpenter Workmanship (for roofing) - $690

PHASE 2 - Furniture/curriculum ($4,001)

  • Desks & Chairs - $2,864
  • Supplies - $500
  • Textbooks (students & teachers) - $637

PHASE 3 - Operational Expense & Salaries ($4,800)

  • Salaries - $4,800 per annum