The Asiafo Amanfro Community School has recently begun a collaboration with 4-H Ghana, a youth development organization that empowers youth through “learning by doing.” The 4-H program aligns with the Akaa Project’s goals of engaging children and communities in the development of local solutions.
The Akaa Project believes that education is not confined to the boundaries of a classroom, but it is fostered through relevant developmental experiences. The life skills that are encouraged through clubs, creative arts, soccer and extra-curriculars are invaluable and sometimes cannot be learned in the classroom. The 4-H club will help create an atmosphere that emphasizes leadership, teamwork, communication, confidence, and problem solving.
As a rural school with children from farming households the 4-H program has the potential to impact the entire community. Students will bring home new seeds and a new understandings of farming and will then be able to implement these into their family farms.
With a motto learn, earn and go green, 4-H’s program will enhance the Akaa Project’s education, healthcare, and financial initiatives. We are thrilled to be working with such a dynamic, well established team and organization. A warm welcome from the Akaa community and Akaa Project team to 4-H!