“Unite for Education Campaign”
United Way Ghana believes that every child acquires quality and accessible education. That is why for the past 17 years, the organization has been working tirelessly in underserved communities and schools to promote interactive learning.
The organization wants to reach more people and engage them in this impactful initiative. The current study indicates that In Ghana, Only 7% of children in Grade 3 have the expected reading skills for that grade (Ghana Education Fact Sheets 2020 - UNICEF data). The findings also show that 79% which translates to 4,288,500 learners between the ages of 7- and 14 do not have foundational skills in reading. Reading forms the basis of all subjects Hence, United Way has come up with an impactful initiative “Unite for Education campaign”
The “Unite for Education” Campaign is an initiative United Way Ghana is championing to promote and increase access to quality education in Ghana, especially in underserved communities. This aligns with United Way Ghana's Improving Basic Education (IBE) Program which contributes toward achieving the UN's SDG4 and Ghana's development agenda of reducing social exclusion and all forms of social inequalities.
The objective is to bring together the staff of corporate organizations and individuals to channel their volunteer hours toward identifying key issues affecting education in underserved communities in Ghana.
The campaign is set to run through the entire year
Activities for the campaign include
♦ Child-centered Activities
- Books Drive and donation (Donate 10, 000 books by December 2022)
- Reading Engagements
- Read & Win (Young learners enter in a spin and win the game after reading a book)
- Storytime with CEOs
♦ STEM activities
- STEM practical engagements
- Educating learners on the need for STEM education
Coaching and Mentorship
- Organize coaching sessions for young learners
♦ School centered
- Refurbishment of school infrastructure (WASH, and Library Initiatives)
- Teacher capacity Enhancement
To partner with us on this campaign, contact United Way Ghana by sending us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0546899778.