Rural Education for Empowerment Programme in Ghana
REEP is initiated by a group of young people from northern region of Ghana who went through challenges in their own education, themselves and thereby understand the dire need to support needy children with regards to education. It is through the acknowledgement that education, for many of these children especially girls, is not a right but a privilege. REEP is of the conviction that education must become a right for girls as it is the surest way out of poverty, optimised citizenship and prosperous life.
Personal experiences are the main motivational factors that have brought about the idea of establishing REEP to support children and young girls and duly prevent them from going through the difficulties the founders faced.
Young girls for the past not getting the chance to have education are now active in advocating for their own right to education. Through REEP with the support of 100% for the Children in Denmark, young girls at Senior High Schools are being trained in capacity building to enable them serve as peer educators. About 125 girls in 5 girls’ clubs from 5 Senior High Schools are actively working with REEP in creating the awareness on the importance and the need for girls’ education in the Northern Region of Ghana.
The organization got its registration certificate of incorporation and to commence business from the Registrar general in January 2014.
Vision: A society where girls education is given same priority as boys education.
Mission: To reduce the menace of school dropout especially for girls in the rural communities of the northern region of Ghana.
The following are the activities that REEP is implementing in collaboration with 100% for the Children in Denmark:
1. Awareness creation 2. Scholarship for SHS (Needy students) 3. Remedial classes 4. ICT education 5. REEP Girls clubs 6. School mothers club 7. Hope riders (Bicycle support program) 8. Advocacy, Networking and Outreach.