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#RuralEducationProblems
(and #RuralEducationSolutions)
We talk a lot about access to education but the quality of that
education is equally important.
Access and Quality
The glo...
The Akaa Project has been working with the Asiafo
Amanfro Community School, in rural Ghana, since 2008
to address these ch...
#RuralEducationProblem 1
Government (public) schools are structured the same for
villages and cities/towns. But they are s...
Rural vs. Urban
Some differing characteristics for typical rural and urban areas:
Rural Urban
Transport None or only on
ma...
#RuralEducationSolution 1
Community Ownership
Approach rural education differently. Focus on the characteristics
and needs...
Empower through community voice, decision
making and responsibility. Create collaborative
community-inspired education.
#RuralEducationProblem 2
There is no accountability or supervision for teachers. They are
late, absent or leave early and ...
#RuralEducationSolution 2
Approach teachers differently. Consistent teacher training
throughout the year and performance b...
All our teachers are from the community; they know best
what their community needs. Empower teachers as co-
learners ; ins...
#RuralEducationProblem 3
High drop out and grade-repetition rates, low individual student
growth, passive learning and cur...
#RuralEducationSolution 3
Active curriculum, life skills development activities, use
community strengths to ensure attenda...
Engage children to love learning through an active curriculum
and extra-curriculars. Acknowledging children’s different
le...
Let’s sum it up: The Akaa Project’s Top 3
#RuralEducationSolutions
Community Ownership
Happy Teachers
Child-Focused
Join The Akaa Project in addressing
#RuralEducationProblems
Learn more about global
education at UNESCO.org
#RuralEducationProblems (and #RuralEducationSolutions)
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#RuralEducationProblems (and #RuralEducationSolutions)

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More than 28 million rural children are out of school. 250 million children in school cannot read. Access to and quality of education is needed to address #RuralEducationProblems. Learn #RuralEducationSolutions with the Akaa Project.

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#RuralEducationProblems (and #RuralEducationSolutions)

  1. 1. #RuralEducationProblems (and #RuralEducationSolutions)
  2. 2. We talk a lot about access to education but the quality of that education is equally important. Access and Quality The global learning crisis: 250 million children in primary school cannot read. In Ghana one-half of young women and one-third of young men could not read one sentence even though they had spent six years in school. (UNESCO)
  3. 3. The Akaa Project has been working with the Asiafo Amanfro Community School, in rural Ghana, since 2008 to address these challenges.
  4. 4. #RuralEducationProblem 1 Government (public) schools are structured the same for villages and cities/towns. But they are serving populations with different characteristics.
  5. 5. Rural vs. Urban Some differing characteristics for typical rural and urban areas: Rural Urban Transport None or only on market days Available Daily School options Closest school Government and private Distance from gov. services/agencies Far Near Income Level Lower Higher Income Source Agricultural based Variety of sources Community strength Strong, close Weaker, more individualistic Natural Resources Availability Many available Must purchase Education levels Lower Higher
  6. 6. #RuralEducationSolution 1 Community Ownership Approach rural education differently. Focus on the characteristics and needs for rural communities. Utilize strengths and build upon weaknesses.
  7. 7. Empower through community voice, decision making and responsibility. Create collaborative community-inspired education.
  8. 8. #RuralEducationProblem 2 There is no accountability or supervision for teachers. They are late, absent or leave early and spend little time actually teaching.
  9. 9. #RuralEducationSolution 2 Approach teachers differently. Consistent teacher training throughout the year and performance based salary. Help teachers become passionate educators. Happy Teachers!
  10. 10. All our teachers are from the community; they know best what their community needs. Empower teachers as co- learners ; inspired teachers teach differently.
  11. 11. #RuralEducationProblem 3 High drop out and grade-repetition rates, low individual student growth, passive learning and curriculum.
  12. 12. #RuralEducationSolution 3 Active curriculum, life skills development activities, use community strengths to ensure attendance and student commitment. Child Focused
  13. 13. Engage children to love learning through an active curriculum and extra-curriculars. Acknowledging children’s different learning styles. Create greater educational opportunity.
  14. 14. Let’s sum it up: The Akaa Project’s Top 3 #RuralEducationSolutions Community Ownership Happy Teachers Child-Focused
  15. 15. Join The Akaa Project in addressing #RuralEducationProblems Learn more about global education at UNESCO.org

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