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Pencils of Promise to build 500 schools in Ghana by 2015.


There have been several interventions by government and non governmental organizations (NGOs) to uplift the standard of education in Ghana especially in the rural settings. But one initiative which has been phenomenal in the lives of many rural parents and their children of school going age is Pencils of Promise.

Pencils of Promise , an educational charity organization has put up classrooms for 53 schools in the Volta region within two years of their operations in Ghana.

According to the Country Director of the organization, Freeman Goba, Pencils of promise is committed to building 500 schools in Ghana by the end of 2015. This is in fulfillment of the organizations purpose of existence to bring smiles on the faces of the deprived by the provision of shelter and logistics to deprived community schools.

Mr. Goba made these known during a ceremony of signing a 5 year Memorandum of Understanding(MOU) with the Ghana Education Services in Ho. This seeks to foster a stronger collaboration between the Ghana Education service and Pencils of Promise in ensuring better educational outcomes from projects undertaken by Penculs of promise.
The regional Director of the  Ghana Health service signed for the service in the region and promised to ensure that his outfit will support projects of the organization in every means possible.

Deputy Volta regional minster Francis Komla Ganyaglo signed for the Volta regional Co-ordinating council whiles Freeman Goba penned for Pencils of Promise (PoP).

Currently operating in 15 out of 25 Districts of the Volta region, the organization intends to expands its services to the remaining ten districts and other regions in coming years.

80 students in Junior High School and Senior High Schools are on fulls scholarship by pencils of Promise. This the country Director mentioned will be expanded to 200 beneficiaries by next year.

Another Project of Pencils of Promise is to introduce pupils  to an innovation called Self Organized Learning Enveironment( SOLE) that will make them do research and participate more effectively in their studies in this age of technological advancement.  This is currently been piloted at Toklokpo D.A. Primary Scool and Agorhome RC Primary School all in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region.

The stdents are provided with electronic devices to enable them access the internet and do basic research on their own, do presntations on their findings and the teacher only privides guidance.