The Odeefoo Oteng Korankye II Education Fund: Goals and Progress

The Odeefoo Oteng Korankye II Education Fund was founded in November 2016 by the traditional chief of Berekuso to rally support amongst people of Berekuso and surrounding traditional area, those with business, land and family ties to the area, and individuals who are passionate about improving the quality of education in Ghana.  The long-term vision of the fund is the realization of Berekuso as a center of excellence for education and purposeful development. With the aid of a governing board of committed professionals, sub-chiefs, elders and volunteers from the community, and the financial support of donors like you, the fund aims to improve educational achievement in three ways: by providing secondary school scholarships for the strongest BECE (Basic Education Certificate Exam) performers, by supporting programs to improve the quality of basic education in area schools, and by filling gaps in opportunities for learning, such as offering vacation classes and supporting ICT infrastructure.

Since its founding the Odeefoo Oteng Korankye II Education Fund has made a good start toward achieving its long-term goals. A launch event in December 2016 brought in donations from over 60 members of the community. In order to better understand school attendance and the challenges parents face, an extensive household survey was conducted. The fund supported 126 BECE candidates in June 2017, supplying math kits, pens and towels, and over 400 BECE candidates in September 2020. The fund commissioned a needs assessment of the Berekuso Basic school and has received a full and detailed report. And beginning in September 2017, the fund began its scholarship program by awarding 11 top BECE performers from the seven basic schools in the area with annual GHS 3,000 scholarships to support their pursuit of secondary education. In 2018, 11 scholarships were added, and in 2019 15 new scholarships were added. The Fund presently supports secondary education for 37 pupils and hopes to continue to increase the number each year. Though secondary school fees were technically eliminated by the government in 2017, children from poor families need financial support for transportation, uniforms, textbooks, school supplies, and provisions. 

Most Recent Activities

August 2019

We organised an essay competition to inspire the creativity of our students

July 2019

We organised STEM professional development for school heads

April / June 2019

We organised vacation classes for all scholarship recipients when the double-track system was enrolled

January - June 2019

We started and completed the Berekuso ICT lab project to enhance the teaching and learning of ICT in the community

May 2019

We provided writing materials and other aids to students to facilitate the smooth writing of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE)

April / May 2019

We visited various secondary school around us to encourage the students

2018 - 2019

We provided secondary school scholarship support for 22 pupils

October 2018

We provided eye screening for Berekuso Basic School

July and September 2018

We assisted two teachers to travel to India to build their skills and competencies

June 2018

We raised funds to support our mission and vision of impacting development through education

March / April 2018

We visited various secondary school around us to encourage the students

March 2018

We sponsored a field trip

2017 - 2018

We provided secondary school scholarship support for 11 pupils

BECE Students

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