Afrikids Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organization operating in all 5 regions of the north is rolling out an educational project in 4 districts of the Upper East Region geared towards improving the standards of education.
This initiative Afrikids believes can be achieved through a child centered teaching and learning approach known as Dynamic Approach to School Improvement (DASI).
Lead Project Manager of DASI, Cletus Anaaya made this known to A1 News in Bongo during a day capacity building for some selected teachers in the district.
According to Mr. Anaaya the project is aiding government’s efforts towards improving the standards of education in the country.
“The resources given to the schools can used to make teaching practical, easier, more interesting and motivating to learn by a child”.
In all, 80 schools from Bongo, Nabdam, Builsa North and Builsa South districts are implementing the DASI project with funding support from the Department for International Development (DFID).
The 3-year project which started in 2018 and expected to end in 2021 supports the beneficiary schools with teaching and learning resources not limited to abacus, phonics games, calculators, pens and pencils.
Silas Ayaaba, one of the project managers said the introduction of the project is based on a research survey which unraveled the falling standards of education in the 4 operational districts.
“We have realized that, all these 80 schools they lack basic teaching and learning resources and without teaching and learning resources, a teacher cannot carry out effective teaching and learning for pupil to be able to understand and apply. That is why we have introduced this locally made teaching and learning resources”.He explained.
The beneficiary teachers expressed gratitude to Afrikids and promised to impart the knowledge gained unto the pupils.