Back2School- Sponsorship Program
The BASICS Back2School program is for underprivileged children who are being denied an education due to social and economic reasons, child labor and lack of parental care.
In impoverished communities such as Chorkor, many children are deprived their human right to an education due to many poor choices made on their behalf. Children are often found working in the local market, or fishing at the seaside. In some cases, children are simply sitting in the house doing nothing.
As public education is free in Ghana, there are other expenses involved which families find a burden and often discharge their children, when they cannot meet those needs. As a result, the percentage of students dropping out of school is very high a the primary level as well after completing Junior High School.
Since 2000, BASICS International has made a commitment to remove children from the streets and place them in a classroom. As a result of our BACK2SCHOOL program, approximately 500 children in Accra as well as in rural communities outside of the capital city are now attending school.
Each child is matched with a sponsor who pledges to support the expenses involved in sending a child to school. Sponsorship covers school fees and/or levies, uniforms, exercise books and supplies.
Our goal is to give each child the opportunity to reach University level.
In 2006, we sent our first student to the University in Morocco and are proud to announce that he is now back, working for BASICS with a Bachelors Degree in Ecenomis, under his belt.
B.A.S.I.C.S is at the forefront of empowering communities through education.
Would you like to sponsor a child through our BACK2SCHOOL program?