Socioserve-Ghana has implemented a number of projects in Education. Key among them are:
This project was implemented in partnership with Rite 90.1 FM from October 2013 to September 2014. It covered 10 communities in the Yilo Krobo District and was funded by STAR-Ghana at a cost of USD 60,000.00.
The main aim of the project was to enhance performance in 10 low performing schools in the Yilo Krobo District. Strategies deployed included participatory engagement of parents, teachers, School Management Committee members, traditional authority and opinion leaders; media monitoring; engagements with the District Education Service and Capacity Building programs for SMCs and PTAs. Following the end of the project, BECE results from the beneficiary schools improved from 47.52% to 83.99%, whiles teacher attendance also improved greatly.
With support from Vodafone Ghana, Village AiD, UK and other private companies, Socioserve-Ghana established a Library for the Kyease Cluster of schools at Akosombo. Aside books the library was furnished with computers, internet access and magazines.
To improve reading and writing among the school pupils, Socioserve-Ghana organised regular reading and writing competitions, where the pupils’ stories and poems were posted on international blogs/websites. We facilitated exchange of stories between pupils here in Ghana and pupils in UK schools. In 2017, Socioserve-Ghana in partnership with Share Foundation, Ghana, donated over 100 reading/ story books to these schools. Present at the ceremony was the District Director of Education her 2 deputies as well as staff and students of the schools. Receiving the books, the District Director of Education, Madam Mavis Yirenkyi thanked both SSG and the Share Foundation for being so benevolent.
Parliamentary Select Committee on Education
Socioserve-Ghana supported STAR-Ghana’s parliamentary program by providing support on the use of the Community Score Card to the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education to monitor the quality of educational service delivery, to promote transparency and accountability in educational service delivery, to encourage citizens’ participation and community empowerment in relation to education in the Brong Ahafo, Upper West, Upper East and Northern Regions.
The exercise helped to unearth issues affecting basic education at the grassroot to inform policy formulation at the national level. It also gave opportunity to the committee to interact with communities and service providers to come out with local solutions to challenges affecting quality education in their respective districts
Story Writing Competition
Poetry and Story Writing Competition on HIVAIDS, Women’s Bodily Rights Among Female Students in Five Senior High Schools in the Asuogyaman District
In 2016, as part of activities to commemorate the World AIDS day, African Women Development Fund (AWDF) supported Socioserve-Ghana to undertake a poetry and story writing competition for female students in 5 Senior High Schools in the Asuogyaman District, namely Akwamuman Senior High School, Anum Senior High School, Apegusu Senior High School, Adjena Senior High School and Boso Senior High School. The students wrote on 4 themes:
- Gender based violence increases the risk of HIV infection in Women
- Say No to Early Sex
- My Body, My Right
- End child Marriage
|Gifty Adwoa Addo||Akwamuman SHS||Overall Best|
|Angela Akoe Adotevi||Adjena SHS||1st Runner Up|
|Kate Akua Ampomah||Boso SHS||2nd Runner Up|
|Overall Best||A tablet, Cash Price of GHS 500.00. A wall clock sponsored by 3As Microfinance Ltd was donated to the winner’s school, Akwamuman Senior High School|
|1st Runner Up||A tablet, Cash Prize of GHS 200.00|
|2nd Runner Up||A tablet|