Takoradi Educaitonal Centre

The project aims to provide increased access and support to the Education Resource Centre in Takoradi. More specifically it includes: providing furnishings for 2 new classrooms at the Education Centre in Takoradi; acquire books and additional play systems for e-learning activities; developing and implementing a new environmental based activity called "Nose for Plastic". The project will also hire an educational expert to align activities at the Centre with the newly introduced government primary education curriculum.

To Be Worldwide is a registered charity in the Netherlands and in Ghana. It is a Foundation that helps children in developing countries realise their full potential, allowing them to help build their communities in the future. More specifically it builds educational facilities that complement existing school structures.

Type

Education

Duration

January 2020 - December 2022

Location

Takoradi / Ghana

With whom

To Be Worldwide

Website

www.tobeworldwide.org

Ghana

Population
28.8 million (2017)

Per Capita Income
USD 1'880/year (2017)

Poverty rate *
23% (2017)

Literacy rate
71% (2016)

Human Development Index
140th out of 189 countries (2018)

Renowned for its stability and democratic governance Ghana has made great progress over the past 20 years in reducing poverty and hunger among its population. Its economy is growing ahead of the average for the Africa region. This is reflected in gradual improvements in the efficiency of public institutions. Although primary school enrolment has reached 100 %, secondary school enrolment lags at 60% for male students and 47% for female students. Health care varies widely across the country with huge inequalities between the north and south of the country and between urban centres, generally well served, and rural areas often with no health care at all. Similarly, water supply and sanitation still face a number of challenges, mainly due to neglect until the 1990s.

Sources: World Food Program, UNICEF, World Bank, 2016 Human Development Report, Human Development Indices and Indicators (2018 Statistical Update)

*The percentage of the population living below the national poverty line.