Over the past decade, only 73% of children in Ghana have had access to primary school
In Tsipasi, the percentage is much smaller
In that same timeframe, approximately 34% of Ghana's children experienced child labor
Knowing these statistics certainly 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.
When The Move Project began our partnership with Tsipasi, the most urgent need was access to clean water. Once clean water was flowing, the community leaders decided the next most urgent need was access to education. Access to education for children in Tsipasi means freedom, vitality, and a chance to create a new reality for themselves and their community. The next step in our joint development plan is what we now call, The Move Project Academy.
The Move Project Academy opened in January of 2018 and is currently serving as a Primary school for nearly 110 children.
TMP Academy currently employs nine full-time staff which includes six teachers, two cooks, and one program Director. Together, with community stakeholders, our strategic vision has been developed which serves as our guide in both longer term projects as well as daily operations. Education, or lack thereof, has historically had 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 access to a high quality education.
PHASE 1 - Construction - COMPLETE!
PHASE 2 - Furniture/curriculum - COMPLETE!
PHASE 3 - Operational Expense & Salaries ($35,840 annually)
We are looking for founding partners to partner with a recurring donation to help cover the operational costs of the school. As noted above, it costs roughly $35,840 each year to operate The Move Project Academy. That total cost includes; TMP Academy staff salaries, daily meals for students, school uniforms for each child, school curriculum, textbooks, student workbooks, transportation for Academy staff and in-class materials for teachers. As a founding partner, you are sponsoring access to a high-quality education for a child in Tsipasi by funding their seat at a desk.
You can setup a recurring donation by clicking the button below.
In order to be fully funded, we need 57 more partners at $30/month.
To purchase items for the school from our Amazon list, click HERE.