We have observed that critical to any change we may hope to ignite is a student's ability to think imaginatively and act independently.
We formed Center for Achievement in Ghana - a place where young people are challenged to learn new skills and participate actively in developing their communities. From working in schools on literacy, math and other educational programs to promoting sanitation and health initiatives, our young people are at the forefront of each initiative. Education does not begin and end inside the traditional classroom - it is ongoing and life-long.
English and Math
English and math are areas of the curriculum that challenge Ghanaian students across the board. Center for Achievement works to make these subjects interesting and accessible and to overcome gaps in learning.
This program endeavors to combat illiteracy in underserved primary schools of Ho Municipality in the Volta Region and promote academic and personal development as well as gender equity. Through individualized assessments, teacher training and provision of appropriate materials, these students are significantly improving their reading, writing and comprehension levels. Through child-centered teaching methods children gain self-confidence which helps them overcome blocks to learning.
This program was piloted by one of our Path students, Daniel Azemala, who is an alum of Airfield school and member of the Atyinu village. He is now working as a Junior Staff member at Center for Achievement.
Daniel consulted the youth and elders of his village to develop a meaningful math program. Center for Achievement has valuable resources in our learning materials that Daniel and other staff members are able to utilize and make math class a fun time so that students enjoy learning.
Centers for Learning
The first Pagus Learning Center opened in May 2014 at Bishop Forson School near Kpando. The Center was equipped with a fabulous collection of learning materials to assist students develop in core subjects while igniting curiosity and inspiring a love of learning.
In 2015, we opened Pagus Center for Achievement in the city of Ho. Students gather at the Center to learn and use computers, access an array of books and learning materials, and work with our staff to set personal goals and challenges to help them become strong, confident leaders that actively participate in community development.