Education is an absolutely integral component of child development. A good education sets the foundation for a healthy, self-aware, and productive adulthood, and attending school gives parents the opportunity to work without having to worry about the safety of their kids. The parents in the refugee camp cannot rely on a benevolent state to provide education for their children; those who cannot afford to pay for their children’s schooling themselves must rely upon the charity of others. Although there are schools on the Buduburam settlement, as well as government run Ghanaian state schools just outside the camp which actually cost less than the camp schools, many families cannot afford to pay tuition for any schooling.
Point Hope recognizes the integral role that education plays in the development of a child, and the downstream impact of a child’s education on the future of the community. We’ve made it our goal to fund the K-12 education of as many children as we possibly can. We pay for the vulnerable student: those orphaned, left destitute and alone, those who malnourished, those whose parents are volunteering and giving of themselves to the community with no financial gain; and we also support the students of Harmony CenterWould you like to provide books, pencils, paper, basic school supplies?