The True Vine Organization believes that children in most developing countries deserve to have access to clean water, basic education and health. Education is a fundamental human right and a decent education provides children the foundation they need to reach their full potential.
However 70 million children around the world do not have access to fundamental education, and out of these, over 30 million live in Africa. For socially disadvantaged groups such as rural or indigenous communities, poor urban dwellers, AIDS orphans or the disabled, access to education is especially difficult. Four out of five children who do not go to school live in rural regions.
Many people in developing countries cannot afford to pay school fees or for learning materials, school uniforms and transport to school. In countries in which school fees have been abolished enrolment rates have risen markedly. Numerous families rely on the income their children contribute. According to estimates done by the International Labor Organization (ILO), some 166 million children between the ages of 5 and 14 years have to work – often up to 16 hours a day. One in four children in sub-Saharan Africa and one in five children in Asia have to work.
Ghana has still a long way to go when it comes to the provision of basic infrastructure such as logistics, classroom facilities, Health, Water and Sanitation and many more. Education provides the single highest return on investment in the developing world. That’s why we provide education opportunities for under privilege children in Ghana to assist them gain the skills they need to succeed in school and beyond.