EduDrive Table Tennis

Asoba & NK Foundations

There has been a drastic reduction in the number of schoolchildren in basic schools in Kweikuma and Ofankor communities in Ghana.

Parents of these children are low-income earners and hardly get enough money to provide the basic needs of these kids such as stationery, uniforms, lunch and medical bills. These parents also live in shanty homes with majority of them living in make-shift wooden kiosks as shelter. Majority of these children have either one parent being unemployed, staying with adopted parents or siblings and those who have some work to do are metal scrap dealers, petty traders and house helps. Out of frustration, these kids are made to drop out of school and take up petty jobs such as hawking, begging for alms, cleaning windscreens of vehicles in traffic, and metal scrap gatherers to earn tokens to support their families. Ideally, these kids are supposed to be in school learning so that they can have a bright future to turn around their family fortunes in the future.

The children from these impoverished areas who remain in school have a high tendency to quit school since there is no improvement in their current situation. They do not have the requisite books to use in school, so their academy performances have gone down as testified by the head teachers of these schools. They really need a sustainable programme to support them to be able to continue with their stay in school and improve in their academics.

Project support start: 01-05-2021
Project location: Ofankor and Kweikuma Communities, Ghana

EduDrive Table Tennis (ETT) is a programme developed to encourage children in Kweikuma and Ofankor communities in Western and Greater Accra regions respectively to go and stay in school. The programme will be assisting children in their education set up by organising after-school academic classes in English, Mathematics and Science and also offer opportunity for the kids to learn table tennis through organised training sessions.

Contribution to the Global Goals

Target 4.1: By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes.

  • Individual Change
    • Offer the needed support to school kids who have a mindset of quitting school to go out on the streets and put themselves in danger
    • Offer these kids a roadmap to what they dream about
  • Community Change
    • Promote education and encourage school attendance among children who are at risk of dropping out in poor/slum communities
    • Motivate those who have dropped out to re-enroll in school
  • Behavior or attitude
    • To create a positive mindset for these kids who will take part in the programme, help them believe in themselves and empower them to see a brighter future than they currently think of
    • Local partnerships and sponsors understand the methodology behind EduDrive and support the project
  • Knowledge and skills
    • At least 70% of EduDrive participants in the project to demonstrate reading proficiency, mathematics proficiency, and to demonstrate an intense level of curiosity in science within the three years
    • At least 70% of EduDrive participants develop employable competencies like respect, team work, communication, leadership, critical thinking, and self-confidence
  • Circumstance, quality of life or well-being
    • Reduction in absenteeism among female students
    • Participants and teachers benefit from an understanding of basic skills in table tennis, and support the use of table tennis for educational outcomes
    • Participants and teachers understand the concept of having a healthy mind and a healthy body through play and learn, and are willing to diversify teaching methods
    • Accurate information regarding the health status of participants and improved access to healthcare
  • Education directorates, teachers, coaches and volunteers understand and scale the EduDrive methodology
  • Teachers, coaches and volunteers have improved understanding in the use of table tennis for development and EduDrive
  • At least 70% EduDrive participants have improved understanding of English, Mathematics and Science through regular participation in EduDrive sessions
  • EduDrive participants have better access to educational material and resources to support their studies
  • Female EduDrive participants have safe access to feminine hygiene products
  • EduDrive participants undergo health screening and have access to adequate medical care
  • Local businesses and organisations have a clear understanding of EduDrive, and support the use of table tennis for development
  • Regular consultation with education directorates, teachers, coaches and volunteers
  • Regular sessions to use table tennis for improved understanding of English, Mathematics and Science
  • Workshops for sports teachers and coaches to enhance the understanding of sport for development
  • Provision of educational material and support for EduDrive participants
  • Table Tennis Competitions among EduDrive participants
  • Distribution of feminine hygiene products to female EduDrive participants
  • Health screening, and registration with national health insurance scheme for EduDrive participants
  • Meetings for strategic partnership with local businesses and organisations to enhance sustainability

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  • Dream Building Fund
  • Project leaders: Ishmael Abraham Armah & Nathaniel Kwesi Somuah
  • Fund recipient: Asoba Foundation & NK Foundation

Project Partners

Ping Sans Frontieres, Ghana Table Tennis Association

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