14 04 Madam Florence AseduMadam Florence Asabea – Hairdressing instructor

“I got involved in the apprenticeship program of C4H, because it aims to improve the chances of underprivileged youngsters in our region. Many girls and boys can’t complete their education because their parents can’t afford the education fees or one or both of their parents are deceased. I train youngsters to become hairdresser. Besides learning them the skills of hairdressing, I try to teach them values. Becoming a successful hairdresser is not only about the skill, it’s also about how you behave that makes your customers want to come back.”

 

 

RejoiceRejoice Ahatefu - hairdressing student, 18 years old

“Two years ago I dropped out of school. My parents could no longer afford the tuition fee for me and my brothers needed to go to school. I’m very glad that C4H gave me the chance to study to become a hairdresser. My dad died earlier this year. That makes it even more important to complete my apprenticeship in order to contribute to our family income.”

 

 

08. Stephen cutting iron framesStephen Amui - glazier student, 26 years old

“I want to contribute to our family income. We didn’t have enough money, so I couldn’t complete the secondary school. I tried to make a living by raising pigs, but that wasn’t easy. C4H gave me the opportunity to learn a craft. My master is very strict, but because of that I become a good glazier. I already did some work in our village, that earned me some money. I use that to pay to get to work.”

 

 

2014 08 Hagar IIIHagar Afuwa - seamstress student, 20 years old

“Previously my mother and me tried to sell our products on the market. We made just enough money to send my little brother to school. In June of this year C4H helped me to start an apprenticeship. I want to become a seamstress and I even got a sewing machine! My teacher is very patient, explains every detail and lets me practice a lot. I really like it and I’m getting better at it. When I have some more experience I will try to get assignments from the people of our village.”

10. Assisting at school lunch

"I look back at my time as a volunteer for C4H in Ghana with great pleasure. They take good care of their volunteers, which is especially helpful when coming to Ghana for the first time. My stay with a Ghanaian family in Adawso was really cool.

During my volunteering period I worked at the Compassionate Kids School, playing with the smaller children, teaching English, reading books to them and assisting with drawing works and ICT classes. I also was able to support one of the street children to enter school.

By working closely with the children I got to learn to deal with the different mentality of the Ghanaian children. I came to realize that supplying people with a small loan for setting up business locally is a better way to fight poverty than becoming a poor immigrant in my country."

Christa

 

13. Happy faces after a sports event“From the beginning onwards the director Emmanuel, his assistants and the children were really nice to me and made it simple for me to acclimatize. I really liked the fact that C4H is a small project, in which you really have an overview on what is going on. If you spend money for their projects you can directly see where the money is going. Furthermore I felt like being part of a team. Together we were thinking about improvements. Emmanuel gave me the feeling that my opinion counts as much as his.

But especially working with the children was amazing. Even though they might have a tough life compared to children in Europe, they are full of joy, full of energy, (mostly) willing to learn, they LOVE playing football, they are thankful... If you see the happy faces after a long day at C4H you know that it is worth it.

I would highly recommend C4H because it is a small trustful project in a really needy village, with a friendly and trustful director. You learn a lot and others can learn a lot from you.C4H really helps the people in Adawso, not only the children, but also parents and other people in the community. I don't want to imagine how Adawso and the villages around would look like without it. It is a project which develops the community to help itself one day..”

Lars

 

KG 2   Florence AsareFlorence Asare – Kindergarten 2

I started working at the CKS in 2014. I like the school because all the teaching materials are made available for teaching. It also is a school that wants to make a difference in changing the life of rural poor children and school drop-outs. The main difference between CKS and a regular primary school in Ghana is that the kids in our school learn faster due to the availability of teaching aids and the good methodology adopted.

With the Head, Hands and Heart principle the kids are able to cope with the learning activities. I use all these three principles in all activities in the class. I have created some social and emotional development with the kids. What the kids really like is passing on a word around the circle from child to child through whispering. They also enjoy the game where a child thinks of an item in the area where they are and says “I see, I see what you don’t see and the color is… “. This has helped my class a lot and now the children are taking much more interest in the classroom lessons. I see an improvement in their understanding and performance.

 

 

class 1   Esther AgyemanEsther Agyeman – Class 1

I have being working at the CKS since 2013. I support the vision to educate the children for a brighter future. The main difference compared to other schools is that we have the needed learning materials which makes teaching interesting and for that reason it makes learning easier for the kids. Also the new principle of Head, Hands and Heart the CKS has adopted to teach the children makes learning fun as well. Using this principle, the triple “H” as I call it, has helped my class become fully involved in the classroom activities. Before it was difficult to get them paying attention when in class, as many of them are from the street or drop-out, so not used to sit still and listen.

With the Head activities I like it when they brainstorm and they are able to think for themselves, finding answers to problems. With the Heart activities they have learnt to love one another and move about as brothers and sisters. Hand activities that are done are for example telling a story by use of a picture book, rhyming words and sentences, playing with letters in the circle, finding opposite words and playing games.

It also has given me more fun in teaching.