A group of sponsored girls at the Tieku School enjoying the exterior of the classroom. Social lifestyle is a must in the community. 

School Supply Distribution Day

Distribution Day is where the CPAS volunteers give out books, school supplies and a uniform to each of the students. In this picture, Mustapha and the principal of Saky Agyakawa School are sorting the supplies before distribution.

Mustapha Sewor, Program Director, visiting the homes of our sponsored students

 Mustapha and Priscilla Jeffery make home visits to talk with the families of the girls they sponsor. He advises them on how their girls are doing in school and that they need to give them time to do their homework when they get home at night. This is because girls are often expected to carry water and do the cooking, all from scratch over a charcoal fire or work for their parents after school. If their grades fall too low, they will no longer be eligible for school sponsorship with CPAS. 

STEM Teacher training

In August of 2016, Connie Chow of The Exploratory http://www.the-exploratory.org facilitated a second annual STEM teacher training for 56 teachers, CPASGhana founder Priscilla assisted in the training. Ten teachers from the Nsawam schools attended by CPASGhana's sponsored girl students attended. The training was focused on hands-on science projects with the materials used in the projects made from locally sourced materials. With assistance from The Exploratory local staff, the trained teachers have created Science Clubs in each school. All of our sponsored girls attend the clubs. 

As a result of the training and the enthusiasm of the teachers who attended, they in turn shared what they learned with other teachers at their home schools, furthering the reach of our work. As a result, we are now able to expose all of the students in our three schools with better and more engaging instruction. 

Two young scholars sit outside of the classroom during recess. 

Mustapha and Priscilla Jeffery are distributing a solar light to one of the sponsored students who did not have electricity. This enabled her to do homework at night without lighting issues. 

Using a “bottom-up” approach to community development by first assessing with small groups of women the needs of both the community and individuals, then working together to find solutions to their challenges and experiencing success firsthand. CPASGhana, is a non-profit organization founded in 2011. Its purpose is to alleviate the root causes of poverty in the local community by promoting education for children, especially girls, through scholarships and school supplies.