The Great Kwame Nkrumah Memorial School is located in Chorkor, a seaside community where 90% of the adults work as fishermen or fish mongers. According to junior high teacher Stephen Opoku, it is a tough area to grow up in. Many of the families are very poor and sometimes the parents even encourage sugar-daddy relationships as a means to help ease the burden of poverty on their family. "Sometimes the parents don't have time for their kids. They are out working long hours and don't come home until late at night, leaving the kids alone to make their own decisions," he said. "In Africa, children often spend more time with teachers than with parents, so we have a huge responsibility here."
Last week we delivered our Power2Girls curriculum to the school. Check out the photos below: