2023 Project Story: Ghana Accra

In 2019, Bill and Melinda Gates wrote a letter about some of the biggest surprises they have seen in Africa, many of which HXP has also discovered. Here’s what they wrote: 

“The world keeps getting older, but Africa stays (nearly) the same age. In every part of the world, people are living longer. As more children survive to adulthood, women are having fewer kids than ever before. . . except in Africa. The median age there is just 18. In North America, it is 35. If sub-Saharan Africa commits to investing in its young people, the region could double its share of the global labor force by 2050, unlocking a better life for hundreds of millions of people.”

In Ghana, 25 percent of the overall population are illiterate and 60 percent are never enrolled in lower secondary education. This means that almost half of primary school aged children are dropping out of school before they reach secondary education (around 6th grade). 

There is a higher demand and need for ICT (Information and Communication training) education in the schools in Ghana. The Asutuare Junction Basic School has recently received a donation of computers to help students learn ICT. In order for students to access these computers, HXP Builders will be building a computer lab to ensure a designated space for the computers and classes. This will further their education in countless ways and open doors for their future.

Source: Gates Foundation, UNESCO