History of the children's charity
In August 2013, the charity founder, Dr. Miriam Bouch, travelled to Ekumfi Etsibeedu with a student-led charity from the UK to provide desperately needed medical and dental assistance to the community. Over the course of the project, it became apparent that this rural village, like many others within the district, had other needs that were beyond the scope of the charity’s activities - in particular, the need for a better quality of education.
Ekumfi Etsibeedu is a small village located in the Ekumfi district, west of the capital city of Ghana, Accra. Ekumfi is a relatively new district, created in June 2012.
The village is occupied by approximately 500 people, of which children make up a very high percentage. The local school (the only school in the village) was first established in 1961, with an enrolment of 22 pupils, comprising 15 girls and 7 boys. The school now has seven classrooms with 189 pupils, made up of children ages 5-11.
The trust hopes to encourage and support the education of the children that attend the school. With a successful education, the children will have a strong foundation for the future. This is a sustainable approach to aid the development of the community.
The charity will make visits to the school and monitor the impact of all donations. Collaboration with other charities working in the district is also a key component.
Provide educational resources to the Ekumfi school and other schools within rural Ghana
Construction of school libraries
Make schools a symbol of progression within these rural villages through school regeneration programmes