Literacy & Education in Ghana

Education programs for children and adults alike can improve all aspects of life in epicenter communities.

Epicenter communities operate a preschool for young children, often providing their only nutritious meal per day. Twenty-one of the epicenters in Ghana have preschool programs. The one-meal-per-day program works partially to ensure a nutritious meal for the children and promote healthy growth and partially to encourage parents to bring their children to the preschool. The average epicenter preschool enrollment is 94. And while children are educated, mothers have more time for their own education and income-generating activities.

The community also hosts and provides Functional Adult Literacy/Numeracy classes in the schoolroom. Twenty-seven of Ghana’s epicenters offer adult literacy courses. Literacy and numeracy classes allow partners to become more independent and confidently make business deals on their own.