In Adawso in Eastern Ghana, where more than 4,000 people live, mostly small farmers, children aged 2 to 16 who previously sat at home or roamed the streets are given the opportunity to attend the Compassion for kids school. This means that they acquire knowledge, are stimulated in creativity, and learn social skills. They receive a good education while their parents work in the fields or at the market with merchandise. Especially young girls are helped with a small loan to set up a business after they have learned the skills at school to start working with it. Help Ghana previously funded two of the current eight classrooms and a water tank and kitchen materials. The school management asked for help with the enlargement of two classrooms, which had 50 instead of 25 students since the growth in the number of students. This expansion was started during the Christmas holidays and has now been completed. Together with the furniture, which was also donated by us, the rooms are now in use. In addtion an isolation room to separate children for health reasons was completed in 2021. “Because of the pandemic and the increased food prices, taking care of the family has become a challenge for my parents, since now everyone is at home at the same time”…..(Esther in Class 2, 14 years).

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