Dedzidi School, Ghana
In 2014, we drew up plans with Dedzidi School for a major construction project which will dramatically reduce overcrowding in lessons.
Dedzidi Community School is a privately owned school which was established in 1990 in the rural town of Woe in Ghana. The school provides an education for 430 students between the ages of two and 14, from nursery through to junior high school.
In 2014, Dedzidi’s headteacher, Elizabeth Alormatu, noticed a dramatic increase in the number of students wishing to attend the school. Elizabeth dreamt of constructing a new classroom block to accommodate the growing number of students at Dedzidi, and African Adventures partnered with the school in the same year to help realise Elizabeth’s ambition.
The new block would have two storeys and comprise eight classrooms.
In the rural Volta region, where Dedzidi Community School is located, many children work alongside their families to bring in an income, instead of attending school.
Elizabeth wanted to encourage more children from the local area to attend school by increasing Dedzidi’s outreach through the creation of additional classroom space, which would allow the school to cater for more students. The new classroom block would also reduce overcrowding in lessons.
With this in mind, African Adventures and Dedzidi Community School worked together to draw up plans for a new, two-storey classroom block with eight classrooms.
Our approach to this challenge:
African Adventures and African Adventures Foundation are still busy raising the funds needed for the project.
We worked with Dedzidi to draw up initial plans for the new block.
Since 2014, volunteers have helped complete four of the eight classrooms.
Work begins on the new classroom block
Volunteers mould and lay bricks for the new block
Ground floor progresses significantly throughout the summer
The ground floor is completed
Volunteers help prepare the ground floor classrooms for use
Aim to complete construction of the block
“Thank you to the volunteers for helping to build and grow our school for our children to learn in and enjoy.”
Dedzidi Community School Headteacher
spent on the project so far, with £17,000 still needed
students per class after completion of four classrooms, down from 50
students will benefit from additional classroom space