ABOUT THE PROJECT
Yennenga's elementary school is approved and registered and follows the curriculum established in the country. With this as a base, the school's educators work on providing methods, learning strategies with the help of educational material, which aims to give the children as much understanding as possible in the various subjects. Particular emphasis is placed on strategies for reading, writing, mathematics and computer knowledge. Another important topic is art and creativity that helps and stimulates children's creativity and personal development.
Almost all parents in the area are farmers who have very little or no primary education themselves. Therefore, the parents from day one cannot help their children with school work. The gap between these children and children with highly educated parents is therefore getting bigger and bigger. Children of poor parents often slip away and soon leave school. We want to offer a high quality education and create a structure to support these children during school hours and give them the opportunity to succeed. An important factor is also to create a school environment where girls feel safe so that they do not have to opt out of school due to, for example, menstruation or threat of abuse.
We recruit qualified teachers with commitment and great visions, who take an active part in creating an innovative training model for value-based leadership. The ambition and leadership of the staff is of great importance to the school in order to guarantee a high level of education and development. The school's teachers are accustomed to constantly receiving new input in the form of new methods and tools to facilitate children's learning. By inviting expert teachers in the Yennenga Progress network, the teachers receive continuous education, both in pedagogy, leadership and development of teaching material. In a long-term perspective, this contributes to enabling broader, lifelong learning that creates commitment and interest in community development and poverty reduction.