The Sandema Project
In 1993 a young Ghanaian teacher invited his former university lecturer from Britain to visit his village, Sandema, located in the poorest region of Ghana. That was the start of an enduring partnership which has developed into a highly successful, unique educational institution.
The Sandema Educational Charity was founded on February 3rd 1997. Since then generous donations from thousands of well-wishers in Britain combined with the devotion of teachers in Ghana have created a unique partnership and an institution where, for the first time in their lives, women, men and teenagers acquire, free of charge, practical and academic skills.
We have constructed classrooms and workshops to provide educational courses and skills training. We have installed a well for clean drinking water, taught and trained thousands of women, men and children in many subjects and skills, and all of this thanks to your donations. The people of Sandema are thankful, but they still need your help and our work is far from complete. We must continue to help, so that they can achieve their potential, and better their living conditions. Please take a look at the activities page for more details and what your donations have helped accomplish so far in Sandema and our current projects.
What We Do
- Teach basic English and numeracy
- Teach weaving, dressmaking, tie-dye, soap-making & bee-keeping
- Run remedial classes for secondary school exam candidates
- Run a carpentry and welding workshop
- Organise educational entertainment with drama and music to enliven major topics such as AIDS, corruption, gender imbalance, witchcraft and migration
- Donate books to local schools
- Link Sandema with schools in the UK so children get actively involved in global issues and improve their knowledge of other countries
- Provide electricity, drinking water and public toilets
- Run a public library
- Employ 25 staff, all Ghanaians
- Provide all services free of charge