Education in Ghana
Na’aba Akparibilla Internet Café is located on the same grounds as the Na’aba Akparibilla Medical Centre. In operation since March 2009, it provides up-to-date computers and a copy machine as well as low-cost Internet services. The Café also offers computer-related training courses. It provides a place for Ghanaians in the Upper East Region to connect to and share knowledge with the rest of the world. Another plus is the capability it provides for medical staff to share X-rays and other health information with physicians in the United States. And, the staff of the Internet Café have developed Information and Communications Technology programs that are now used in the local government schools. The center also now offers business services such as printing, photocopying, binding and lamination.
Soccer Literacy Program for Girls
Traditionally in Africa, young girls would leave school at an early age to join their mothers and sisters in the daily chores. The most time consuming chore being locating and retrieving water for the day’s use. To this day, girls all over Africa are still at a disadvantage educationally. Although many languages are spoken in Ghana, English is the language of business.
Kimoyo LTD. started the first girls soccer literacy education program in the village of Binaba in 2011 with 15 students. Today, 120 middle school girls participate in the villages of Azuwera, Binaba, Kamenga and Lamboya with 30 students in each location. They are instructed in English, Math, Science and IT training, given a healthy snack and then receive an hour in soccer instruction. More and more young girls are seeking to become a part of the program as they see the impact in the lives of their sisters and friends; an impact that empowers these students to hope for a better future.
Each year in Roanoke, we partner with the Roanoke Star Soccer Club to host a soccer tournament. All proceeds benefit Kimoyo and we collect gently used soccer equipment to take to Ghana.
Education in Roanoke
After School Programs
Kimoyo LTD. offers educational programs in cultural diversity to the Roanoke City Schools, Boys and Girls Club and other organizations. These programs have three goals: to bring primarily African culture to life through history, storytelling, dance, music and art, thereby enhancing awareness and appreciation; provide resources for area elementary school teachers in meeting the Virginia Board of Education Standards of Learning with specific programs on the Mali, Ashanti, and Songue Kingdoms; and to help young people of the Roanoke Valley learn to appreciate their place in a world larger than their immediate neighborhood.
If you are interested in our education programs, please contact Sara Brooks, at firstname.lastname@example.org.