CPASGhana is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women and girls in Nsawam, Ghana. In 2011 CPASGhana began by making small loans to a select group of women. In 2012 we expanded our work to include the School Girl Sponsorship Program, an effort to keep girls in school who are at risk of dropping out or who are taken out to work. School supplies and school uniforms, sewn by local seamstresses, are provided to each sponsored girl. The progress of each girl is monitored by our staff as well as support given to them and their families to insure the girls’ continued success in school.
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.
This is the Osambo School, founded by the queen mother Nana Arku Ankrah while serving as the local assemblywoman for twenty years.
Two young Scholars
Two young scholars sit outside of the classroom during recess.
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.
Beebe is one of the locals who volunteers and assists the CPAS in many programs.
Book 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.
A group of sponsored girls at the Tieku School enjoying the exterior of the classroom. Social lifestyle is a must in the community.