Ghana Education Project is proud and excited to announce that its Kyabobo School for Girls opened on 10th September. The first intake comprises 80 girls aged 11 and 12. Over the next 5 years the school will reach capacity of over 300 girls aged 11-17. The opening follows 5 years of hard work beginning with the gift of land from the local community and culminating with a final push this summer when a container-load of donated equipment arrived from the UK to furnish the school.
In that 5 year period, fundraising has reached new highs for the charity with donations from companies, foundations and individuals. The fundraising efforts of the girls of Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar School have been astonishing. This period has also seen major developments for the charity including the winning of the GUBA Charity of the Year Award, a collaboration with Ghana Education Service which is providing the teaching staff for the school and the appointment of two inspiring Ghanaian ladies as the charity’s patrons – Dentaa and Lady Gifty Tetteh.
In the course of this first term, work on the teachers’ bungalows will be completed. Over the coming 2 years funds will be raised to build the Science Block at the school. The yellow dresses that you see in the photographs are the official school uniform and the school’s motto is ‘Shine Through Education’.
This is a very exciting time for GEP and we hope you share in our delight that the school is finally open. The happy faces of the girls say it all.