Arlokea Collaborates with
The Komenda Project to provide
School Kits,desks and textbooks
to Students and Teachers.
Arlokea x The Komenda Project
From July 5th to July 25th, we collaborated with Arlokea to raise $522 CAD to be used to buy 12 Desks and 16 textbooks for students in need. This will help to reduce the barriers students face while attending school.
Proceeds from this campaign go directly to purchasing desks and textbooks for the A.M.E ZION BASIC SCHOOL located in Odumase, Ghana.
Speaking to John Bosco who is a teacher at A. M. E. Zion Basic, the subject that students struggle with the most is English. These students cannot afford to purchase classroom materials for most classes, with English being the major pain point. John mentioned that supporting students to purchase English textbooks will lead to improvement in academic performance. Current class grades are averaging 50%.
Secondly, class capacities are limited and the school does not have adequate furniture to accommodate enough students in the classroom. By providing them with furniture, students will be comfortable in the classrooms. Currently, there are classrooms where 3 students share a desk. This is quite uncomfortable for students. Due to this issue, the school has asked that before students enroll in school they make a one time purchase of a desk. Meanwhile, most of these students cannot even afford to purchase textbooks.
In John's own words, "Providing textbooks and furniture will make teaching and learning to become easy for both learners and teachers part. Textbooks will also motivate the learners to learn well since they have them as a guide."
In 2021, Arlokea raised $560 to supply school kits to 100 children and 30 teachers at St. Michael's & All Angels Anglican Primary School in Komenda, Ghana.
The donation of school kits was able to:
Reduce absenteeism in school, as students no longer have the excuse of missing classes due to a lack of school materials.
Reduce the burden of purchasing school materials from parents.
Enhance reading abilities as students have their own reading materials to use at home.
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