LE PROJECT

Goals and Vision 2021

The school has taken as its mission to help every child attend school in the village of Mantukwa and its surroundings. The project has a double purpose: to develop language teaching in the Sunyani Mantukwa region (Brong Ahafo region) in Ghana and to support the economic development of the region to help the villagers achieve better socio-professional success.

The first objective of the project is to become a pioneer of French language education in Ghana.

The official language in Ghana has been until now English. However, thanks to a very francophile president, Mr. NANA AKUFO-ADDO, the Ghanaian government plans to make French the second official language of the country.

His ambition is to develop economic exchanges with neighbouring countries (Côte d’Ivoire to the west, Togo to the east and Burkina Faso to the north) and to improve job opportunities for Ghanaians. The introduction of the French language to the school system will strengthen trading relationships with French-speaking countries and, as a logical conclusion, increase Ghana’s influence within ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States).

In September 2019 the newspaper “Le Monde” wrote:
« The French language is on the rise in Ghana »

From now on, nothing stands in the way of the foundation of a trilingual school (English, French, Twi) in the village of Mantukwa!

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The second goal is to connect the school project with the domains of water, hygiene, nutrition, literacy and adult education.

For example:

  • Improvement of sustainable access to clean water through the construction of a well
  • Improvement of hygiene practices through the construction of latrines and hand wash basins
  • Encouraging the education of girls, who often do not have the opportunity to go to school.
  • Enabling the pupils to have a hot lunch at the school canteen.
  • Improvement of the food supply for school children by introducing gardening techniques for parents and pupils and by establishing a garden.
  • Separating waste and reducing the use of plastics. These actions will always be conducted in consultation with the Chief of the village and the villagers themselves (including the sewing of canvas bags, producing compost for the garden, planting trees, etc.)
  • Increasing awareness of deforestation and local energy production through the use of solar cookers.
  • Informing families about health issues: nutrition, pregnancy, prevention of diseases (AIDS, malaria, etc…).
  • Literacy courses for adults.