Street Children, Orphans Benefit Under Free Education


Some orphans and selected street children in Agona Swedru in the Central Region are undergoing free education in various Basic, Junior and Senior High Schools in the area.

School Pupils Teacher
School Pupils Teacher

The Head teacher of Meet Kate Academy and Foundation, Mr. Kow Sarbah Andam who disclosed this to The Moment at Agona Swedru said the children are benefitting from the free education under the sponsorship of the Foundation.
According to him, the initiative forms part of the Foundation?s dream of offering orphans and deprived children some form of care and education.

Founded by Mad. Philomena Fynn,a former Nurse at Swedru International School and Miss Kelly from the Netherlands, the Foundation now runs its own school, Meet Kate Academy to offer more children in the area some level of education, at least at the basic level.

Started two years ago with few children, the Academy now has over three hundred students with fifteen of the orphans in hostel.

Located at Gomoa Ekwamkrom near Agona Swedru, the Academy has a fully furnished computer laboratory with twenty eight computers and accessories and offer French alongside other Ghana EducationService [GES] approved subjects, and also has a Cadet Corps, Cultural Group and is about to form a school Choir as well, the Head teacherhinted.
The Head teacher, Mr. kow Andam further revealed that though the Academy receives some material support from benevolent individuals,from Netherlands, it he said it will still need assistance from the government in the area of supply of teaching and learning materials, as it is offering free education to deprived and less privilege children who would have ended up becoming street children and a menace on society.

Now up to class four, the Head teacher pointed out that it is the vision of the Foundation to develop the Academy to Senior High School level tohelp offer the increasing number of Junior High School graduates in the area who find it difficult getting enrollment into Senior High School some opportunity.

He later attributed the high academic performance of students of private schools to proper supervision on the teachers by the proprietors of these schools.

By Robert Ayanful & Mabel Daniels/THE MOMENT

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