Building Two Classrooms for
Bethel Academy in Achiase
In May 2015, TAF teamed up with the founder's of Achiase Children's Home and Bethel Academy, Frank and Sarah Sam, to expand their school. Bethel Academy serves students from nursery through junior high school. The issue is a lack of space for the number of students enrolled. Frank and Sarah aspire to continue growing their school to serve more rural youth. To support their vision for expansion, our foundation sponsored the building of two classrooms.
Our OSU chapter and 2015/2016 summer service-learning trips contributed to the funding of this project! The classrooms construction was completed in August 2016 and they have been in use since Autumn 2016. They provide educational empowerment through increased enrollment opportunities, higher quality learning environments, and increased income opportunities for Frank and Sarah to care for the youth at their children's home.
Step 1: Fundraising - Complete!
Step 2: Building the Classrooms
Step 3: Open the Classrooms to Bethel Academy Students
Why is this project more than just a building?
Education is a basic human right
Yet, those who need education the most, children living in poverty, are the least likely to attend and complete school.
The poverty rate is 25% in Ghana
Every extra year of school increases productivity up to 30%
Individual earnings increase by 10% with every grade completed