The Porter International School officially opened in September 2019.
Now over 190 students have a new, reliable and fully sustainable school in which to learn.Through going to school and learning valuable skills, our students are prepared to attend secondary school and eventually will be eligible for jobs that they would not have been qualified for without an education.
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.
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!
We employ five teachers who are certified in teaching science, mathematics, and English (speaking, reading and writing). We also employ two non teaching staff and our administrative team- Papa and his wife Jane.
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.
It is our hope to continue to make improvements to the school so we can accommodate more students at the school, provide the best education, and maintain the schools sustainability.