www.cpasghana.org We support girls' education and our Nsawam community since 2011.
Our efforts are focused on girls' access to education and teacher training. We partner with others to provide a holistic approach to the community economic development of Nsawam, Ghana.
Mission: CPASGhana (Community Partnership of Akuapim South) is a community based, non-profit organization (NGO) dedicated to catalyzing development, which is environmentally and economically sustainable. We focus on economic development, education and health while supporting and protecting local culture and environment.
Today I'm packing the beautiful, hand-quilted sleeping mats,
100 hand-knit wash cloths and 100 newborn hats
made by the Knitting4Peace creative, thoughtful hard-working volunteers. https://www.facebook.com/Knitting4Peace/ in Denver, Colorado.
These unique hand-made items will be distributed to the maternity and childrens' wards at the Nsawam Hospital, in Ghana when I get there VERY soon.
Christian has made the first in a series of new videos introducing you to our sponsored girl students and our work in Nsawam schools.
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Consider a gift of a girl's education before ringing in the new year. Girls, who we sponsor, attend after school classes and Science Club. The girl students receive a uniform and textbooks, as well as support for them and their families, to ensure their success at school.
Christian Sackey-Acquah, our Interim Program Director, distributed new textbooks, notebooks and uniforms to our 75 sponsored girl students. They will now have a what they need to perform well this school year.
Thank you to all of our supporters. You are responsible for making this a very happy day for the girls and their teachers, They are very grateful.
Since 2012, 11 October has been marked as the #International Day of the Girl Child. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.
CPASGhana does this every day through our support of girls' education
Another school year has begun for the 75 girl students we sponsor. Because we pay their school fees, buy their textbooks, school supplies and have a uniform sewn for each one, they are able to attend school.
We also support them by working closely with their teachers and families to ensure the girls' continued success in school and in the community.
We distributed hand knit dolls and hand quilted sleeping mats to children and their parents at the Nsawam Hospital Childrens' Ward. All were made by hand by Knitting4Peace https://www.knitting4peace.org PeacePod volunteers.
Students in the STEM program at Tieku School decided to build a bench for the women who make their lunch. It is a combined STEM & community service project, which involved math and engineering.
CPAS sponsored students attend Science Clubs at their schools. These two classes are working on water retention of differing soils and microorganisms in soil as part of their agriculture unit.
At Sakyi Agyakwa School today, students were learning about agriculture in their science clubs. Nsawam is surrounded by farming communities, so the curriculum is particularly relevant.
Our new team met at Tieku School. The school is overcrowded due to double the number of students since we began sponsoring girl students there. There are now up to 60 students in a classroom with one teacher.
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Our sponsored girl students enjoying their "batteries and bulbs" unit at their Science Club for Girls at Sakyi Agyakawa School.
All CPASGhana sponsored students participate in Science Club for Girls in their schools.
Today our new staff member, Michael, met with the girl students supported by CPAS and checked on their progress at their schools.
We are very pleased to introduce the hiring of our new Program Director, Michael Kwao. He is a valuable addition to CPAS. He brings new energy and expertise, which we need in order to grow the organization and to do our important work of improving educational programs and educating girls in Nsawam.
CPASGhana is celebrating our 7th anniversay of working in the Nsawam, Ghana community !!!!!!!
CPASGhana is celebrating our 7th anniversary working with the Nsawam, Ghana community!
Consider giving the gift of a girl's education in Nsawam, Ghana this holiday season.
CPASGhana founder met with members of three other organizations engaged in grassroots community work. They are from the-exploratory, Move the World and the Dagara Music and Arts Center. Will post more on the work we will do together as these partnerships develop.
CPASGhana staff, teachers and administrators distribute uniforms and textbooks to our sponsored girl students at Sakyi Agyakawa and Osaebo Schools. Educating girls to become Ghana’s future leaders and decision makers.
Today we started working on our first rural village school project. Thanks to the generous donations of the Education for All Club at Greenwich High School, we were able to deliver school supplies and learning materials to the Panpanso-Ningo Basic School. They had virtually no school supplies. Please help us support this new endeavor www.cpasghana.org
Our sponsored girl students making circuits at Science Club.
The clubs were established as part of our partnership with The-Exploratory.org, another non-profit which conducted STEM teacher training. They also provide ongoing support for the teachers and our sponsored students. Previouslly the teachers had recieved very little science training and the students rarely had a hands on experience in the classroom.
Just received new uniform and books at Tieku School
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This is the 4th year of distributing uniforms and books to our sponsored girl students at Tieku School. Many of our first girls are now in junior high school.
Packing these provided by our partner organization, The Exploratory, to take our schools in Nsawam, so our sponsored girl students and others in their schools can learn to code.
Each year CPASGhana provides one uniform to each of our 75 sponsored girl students. Here, Gifty, our local seamstress, is taking measurements of each student before sewing uniforms for them.
dziffa.com I moved from Ghana to the United States when I was 12 years old. Being outside the continent was the first time I experienced the shame of being African. My cla
thisisafrica.me Rwanda's President Paul Kagame has insisted that Rwanda will proceed with its plan to phase-out importation of second-hand clothes despite threats from the US that the move could lead to a review of his country's eligibility for duty-free access to the American market.
Around the world we need to prepare our students for the world they are growing up in. It is time not only to educate, but insist that education is relevant for our times.
The students sponsored by CPASGhana participated in this meaningful challenge because of our partnership with The Exploratory.
Student teams in 4 different town came up with ideas to minimize the effect of dumsor, the effect of power outage. Best teams from each town came together for the final challenge to build working prototyes of their ideas.
The event was made possible by the Australian High Commission Direct Aid Program, conceived in collaboration with Dext Tech and Airtel, and delivered with partnership with NSBE Ghana and Young at Heart. Thank you!
agfundernews.com If the United Nations is to reach 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), more investing in small-scale agriculture is needed.
gofundme.com Nana Kwasi Dompreh was rushed to the hospital in Nsawam, Ghana last night. He has a severe internal infection , which is now life threatening because he was unable to get a proper diagnoisis and treatment earlier. His family must sit with him in the hospital and care for him due to lack of staff....
Today is your last chance to support 75 girls' education
in Nsawam, Ghana in 2016.
or CPASGhana, PO Box 30293, Charleston, SC 29407
Please DONATE to CPASGhana in 2016. You will give 75 girls in 3 schools in Nsawam, Ghana the opportunity for completing their education. Your gift will pay the school fees, purchase books and buy uniforms.
Donate online at www.cpasghana.org
orCPASGhana, PO Box 30293, Charleston, SC 29407
And thank you
Give the gift of a girl's education this holiday season.
Your donation will be used to buy books, school supplies, uniforms sewn by a local seamstress and to pay school fees.
The girls will also be able to attend after school science club.
A high school student club "Education for All" collected and sent 9 cartons of school supplies from CT to Ghana this fall.
The 75 girls sponsored by CPAS each received a green backpack full of supplies. There were also lots of teaching materials for the three schools attended by our sponsored students.The students and teachers were thrilled to receive such a generous donation.
Today at the science teacher training, the teachers made robotic hand, skeletons and digestive tract models out of found materials. They will have their students do these projects in their science clubs.
This was the happiest group of teachers I have ever been with for a training, proving that learning can be fun.
Science Teacher training with our partner The Exploratory. The 50+ teachers are learning the joys of hands on science activities, that they will use in their Science Clubs. All CPASGhana sponsored girls participate in the clubs to enrich their education.
Today we are at a science teacher training given by our partner organization, The Exploratory. The teachers are having so much fun performing the hands-on learning activities that they will use in the science clubs attended by our sponsored girls.
Today Mustapha and I walked to visit our sponsored student Caroline and her grandparents at home. Her grandmother bakes the best brown bread in Nsawam, a town famous for bread making.
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