BUILDING OF NEW PREPARATORY SCHOOL IN SAMPA, GHANA, WEST AFRICA
The Catholic Diocese of Sunyani and the Sampa community identified a need for a preparatory school in Sampa, Ghana and requested SCEP’s support for the following reasons:
- Due to lack of financial resources the Sampa community is seeking assistance to build a school.
- The majority of the population in Sampa is subsistent farmers. Few individuals are into civil and public services. Very few farmers keep poultry and livestock. Some farmers produce cashew as a cash crop and other produce food crops such as plantain, cassava, cocoyam, yam and vegetables for consumption and sell the surplus. However, farming in this area has many problems such as, low prices, post-harvest losses and erratic rainfall pattern which present challenges with consistent income.
- The diocese has a high illiteracy rate due to poor educational facilities. Since the creation of the diocese this trend is changing as the diocese places a premium on education.
- The area currently has 10 primary schools and 6 junior high schools scattered in the villages.
- There is still a great need for more schools to cater to the growing population.
PROJECT 5 PROPOSAL PRESENTATION DATE: November 2014
LOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS/DONATIONS FROM SAMPA COMMUNITY IN GHANA
- The land was donated by the community in Sampa, Ghana
- Local skilled labor was volunteered and/or negotiated at a discounted rates
- Local community supporter/vendors provided materials, goods and/or services at discounted rates
BUILDING/FUNDRAISING GOALS – USD $92,041.00 (pending inflation/exchange rate)
- 8 Classrooms
- 2 School Offices
- 1 Store Room
- 1 Changing Area
- 1 Computer IT Center
- 1 Library
- 1 Toilet Facility for Boy Students
- 1 Toilet Facility for Girl Students
- 1 Front Metal Gate for the Main Entrance
PROJECT 5 START DATE: December 2015
PROJECT 5 – TARGET COMPLETION DATE: Pending – based on incoming donations
SCEP AND THE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
- Develop a partnership to build a new preparatory school for the children in the local community
- To provide a conducive teaching and learning environment for students
- To provide quality education for all children (Enrollment is open to all children of various tribes, races and/or religions)
PHASE 1: LAND AND FOUNDATION OF THE NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The project started with the donation of the land by the local Sampa community to build the school. Young local men
volunteered their time to help dig the foundation. A small stipend and food was provided for each day they worked on the project.
PHASE 2: CEMENT FOUNDATION BLOCKS
Cement foundation blocks were made onsite and ready for the builders to lay the foundation. Mr. Jude Sammor-Duah, Project Manager for SCEP (in blue shirt/dark pants) and Mr. Daniel Okrah, Parish Catechist and Board Member of the Building Committee and the Catechist of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Sampa (in colorful shirt and pants).
PHASE 3 and 4
The foundation was filled with dirt before building the actual walls with iron rods in place for pillars to reinforce the building structure. The shed in the background stores the iron rods during the progress. Then the cement blocks were set in place to build the wall structure/foundation.
We need your help! Your support is critical to the completion of this school. Every donation (small or large) counts.
SAMPA COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL PROJECT