Kyekyewere is located in the Central Region of Ghana, West Africa, near Dunkwa-on-offin. The population consists of about 16,000 men, women, and children. Currently, there is only one primary school in the area. It serves seven other communities and is over populated.
Papa, our local director, and his team acquired 10 plots of land in Kyekyewere for the school. The chief and community are very supportive of building a primary school. The nearly 15 acres will accommodate the school, several sports fields, and a foster home in the future.
Due to the over population of the only primary school in the area, several hundred children are wandering the streets every day without the opportunity of an education. The parents are yearning to have their children educated. The children are excited as well!
Qualified teachers are standing by to begin educating the children as soon as the classrooms are built. There are five teachers with experience and training in science, mathematics, and English: speaking, reading and writing. The teachers are ready to get into the classrooms and begin teaching.
On August 24, 2017, the land was dedicated for the school by missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Locals from the community worked alongside the Elders to clear the land to prepare for the foundation to be laid. Coconut trees were also planted.
Building Blocks in Africa is very excited about the progress of the primary school in the past year. The construction is nearly complete! Our goal is for the primary school to provide affordable education and to be self sustaining.