EDUCATION

School Programs

Donating towards our school program will do a marvelous work in bringing hope to a child’s life. The donations help in the provision of teaching and learning material that will secure a marginalized child an opportunity to get the best of education. It supports our volunteer teachers to function better.

Donating helps motivate the local volunteer teaching personnel to continue the provision of free education and free meals to the children at the Graceful Hands Foundation school program, currently located at Mr. Evans K. Quartey’ residence.

img_20160930_113837
Ruper receiving assistance from her tutor.

Basic Education

Graceful Hands Foundation has been giving free tuition to the less privileged for the past few years and offers a fun way to talk to students about tough topics.

Our 8 hour program is offered to pupils within 2 – 15 years, age range.

 

 

 

 

 

Career And Skills Education

The career education curriculum supports student in the process of becoming successful, educated citizens by providing them with opportunities to explore various careers and options for their future. As such we as a foundation is aiming to provide Vocational and Technical education to the said target group (marginalised individuals).

  • Benefits of  Technical and Vocational Training:

“Through effective and efficient technical and vocational training system, the manpower needs of the country are substantially met. The various national and private technical and vocational institutes strive to churn out graduates to meet the manpower needs of various firms in the industrial sector of the economy.

The rate of unemployment in the Ghanaian economy is reduced, considerably, through technical and vocational training. Individuals who acquire informal technical and vocational training in auto and refrigerator repairs, electronic repairs, beads making, sewing, hairdressing, to mention a few, often set up their own shops; and enroll new entrants for training. This reduces the number of active labour force that is idle in the economy.Technical and vocational training contributes positively to national revenue mobilisation through expanded tax net. As more individuals are trained and absorbed into the job market, the number of employees eligible for tax payment increases.All else held constant, as more people are attracted to tax payment, Government’s total revenue from tax would increase. In turn, successful execution and completion of government-sponsored projects would be enhanced.Training individuals to be technically and vocationally skilled increases the country’s competitiveness at the global level. Ghana’s ability to train and churn out highly skilled personnel would help meet the manpower needs of the country; and possibly export excess skilled personnel to neighbouring West African countries; and to other countries on the African continent. Currently, advanced and emerging economies such as the United States of America (USA), Germany, India and Brazil boast of engineers with strong professional achievements and reputations. Ghana could emulate the sterling accomplishments of these economies.”Written by EBENEZER M. ASHLEY (PHD)   and published http://www.graphic.com.gh

Adult Education

Adult education is an education program for all adults. Adult school offer free to low-cost classes for adults 18 and older.

Defined as the science and art of helping adults learn, the practice of adult education is referred to as andragogy, to distinguish it from the traditional school-based education for children pedagogy.

  • Unlike children, adults are seen as more self-directed, rather than relying on others for help.
  • Adults are mature and therefore experienced with the experience providing a rich source for learning.
  • An adult’s readiness to learn is linked to what one needs to know.
  • Adult orientation to learn is problem centered rather than subject centered.
  • Adult motivation to learn is internal.

Educating adults differs from educating children in several ways given that adults have accumulated knowledge and work experience which can add to the learning experience.  Another difference is that most adult education is voluntary, therefore, the participants are generally self-motivated, unless required to participate, by an employer, for example. Adults frequently apply their knowledge in a practical fashion to learn effectively. They must have a reasonable expectation that the knowledge they gain will help them further their goals.

Purposes of adult education may vary, the general purposes of which are summarized as:

  • Vocational
  • Social
  • Recreational
  • Self-development

Our aim is to reduce the illiteracy rate on the streets of La a suburb of Accra and the neighbouring towns holistically.