|Ghana Highschool Project|
Silvia Morgan has brought to us our present project. As the CEO of our Ghana Highschool Project, she researched a highschool in Ghana, West Africa. This school has been identified as meeting the requirements we have established for our organization. More specifically, a boarding school with a strong humanities and business curriculum which serves 153 girls at present. New students are being tested for the September 2010 school year. The goal is to allow the school to board and educate a total of 160 female students, offering them a chance to improve their chances in life.
When Silvia studied the situation of women in Ghana, she was struck by the high level of illiteracy of women as compared to men. She was told by varied sources that women's options included some very unappealing ones. One option for them was to work the fields until age 14 at which they would be given in marriage to a man who may be old and already have several wives, as a young wife to care for him, his fields and bear his children. Another option was to leave their home town to work as call girls in a city. A third, equally ludicrous option was to do slave labor.
Silvia realized that this was unacceptable. Coming from a life of opportunity, she decided something had to be done to break this chain of poverty with education. Statistics show that educating women advances societies and improves the lives of all more than any other solution attempted in other impoverished countries. Women, when educated, will ensure that future generations also have access to education, no matter their gender.
Silvia had the honor of meeting with Bishop Philip Naameh (recently named Archbishop by Pope Benedict XVII) and Father Clement Cobb from Damongo, Ghana. The bishop's vision was to have women become attorneys, teahers, accountants, so he opened the St. Anne's Girls Senior High School in Damongo. If offered first a humanities program, and expanded 3 years later to include a business curriculum. His vision includes having girls change the laws of the land, teach the next generations and run for office or work in Ghana's corporations. The educations these young women receive at the St. Anne's Highschool has proven to be a quality education when 100% of its students passed entrance exams to the Universities of their choice.