As you can see below, our board member Christoph Wenzl met a lot of important authorities during his Ghana trip. These meetings are groundbreaking for the future of the school. But for this purpose, another actor is crucial and that is the Ghana Educational Service (GES). It is responsible for, among other things, inclusive and equal access to education, but also for the recruitment of teachers. In short, the GES takes care of the operation of all government schools. Since we want to hand over our school to the Ghanaian state, it was crucial to also meet the GES representatives.
Therefore Christoph Wenzl and representatives of our partner organization NEA presented the joint project to the Regional Director of Education, Dr. Peter Attafuah. During the meeting, concrete steps were agreed upon immediately, which is why a delegation of the GES visited the project site together with our association representatives the next day. During the inspection, the delegates were very impressed by the barrier-free facility, the hygiene concept that is being implemented on site, and our efforts to promote equal rights for boys and girls.
The CVs of our teaching staff and our plans for the future also convinced the authority. Overall, these factors enabled us to convince the GES to sign a memorandum for the future takeover of the school. This secures the long-term operation of our school and represents another milestone for our overall project.