Lordswood Girls’ School has been supporting Future Leaders UCC in Ghana for the past 6 years and for the past 3 years I have taken a group of sixth form student to the Underprivileged Childrens’ Centre to help teach Maths and English.
The Centre heavily relies on volunteers to help educate these children for whom government education is not an option due to financial difficulties, their age or lack of previous education
You can watch a short video about the centre below.
The man talking on the video is Billa Mahmud, founder of the UCC.
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I have put together some slides to show you the students I took in July working and playing with the children and helping to redecorate their classrooms which had been damaged by storms during rainy season.
I hope you enjoy looking through the images that follow
Lordswood Girls’ School has also committed itself to sponsoring 6 children who are supported by the UCC
The UCC in Ghana runs a sponsor a child scheme to help ensure that children in the local area can remain in school until they have completed their primary education and offers help to students progressing on to JHS and SHS.
The scheme costs donors £15 a month which goes towards paying teachers at the centre, paying for the rent of the site, providing the children with a uniform, books and pencils, transport to and from school, drinking water each day and in some cases where the family are in severe financial crisis, money and support will be given for them to start a small business which will then ensure that in the long run they are able to feed and clothe their children.
I have included 6 further slides of photos of our sponsor children.