Many of the schools in the area do not have adequate furniture and consequently education standards have been suffering.
World Vision carries out this kind of work all over the world, reaching as many as 100 million people in nearly 100 countries. The charity partners with local community groups, organisations and governments in poorer countries such as Ghana in the struggle against poverty, hunger and injustice.
Many of the resources are supplied through World Vision's virtual gifts scheme, which enables people to send gifts to the developing world on someone else's behalf.
Through their website you can send a whole selection of education related equipment that will assist in developing the quality of schooling in poor countries.
£20 will purchase school lessons for five would-be pupils.
District Director of Education, Mr. Enoch Osei-Safo, received the items and expressed his appreciation, calling on other NGO’s and philanthropic organisations to help promote educational excellence in Ghana.
Mr Joshua Wettey, Director of the Jema Area development programme, said that World Vision would continue to support education in Ghana, as it was foundational to the country’s development.
The District Director of Education also confirmed that World Vision has helped more widely with the educational needs of the area. They recently donated enough money to set up mock examinations in preparation for the forthcoming examination period. World Vision also organised two capacity building workshops for the headteachers in the area.
Mr.Osei-Safo said that without World Vision’s help his department could not have financed these initiatives, and he encouraged teachers in the area to redouble their efforts to improve education standards so as to augment the assistance given by World Vision.