2014 Project In Ghana
Our members devoted their time planning on how our initiative can better respond to the educational needs of students and what we could do as members to better their lives. Members volunteered about 4 hours per week to organize back to school donation drives. In January 2014 the T.E.I president and two of our team members visited Ghana and met with educational leaders. We were granted the permission to visit eight to ten schools and speak with the students. Our team members visited Western, Upper East and Northern Regions of Ghana and had the privilege of motivating students and providing educational resources from the school drive donation held in the United States. T.E.I provided educational resources to students at Air-force JHS, Bagliga Primary, Fountain Gate School, Ntankoful JHS, Wamala Islamic School etc. The Back to School Project is critical to our mission because without the basic educational resources, it is nearly impossible for children to get a quality education. We held Girls Empowerment Projects by engaging students at Archbishop Porter Girls Takoradi, Ghana. Over 1400 students participated in the teenage pregnancy and sex education discussion. The project was successful as we motivated the young girls to dream and stay grounded in their academics. This project was the second event which inspired our delegation to form a nonprofit organization that will impact the lives of deprived students. Our enthusiasm for supporting students grows as we continue our research in locating more schools in impoverished areas in order to replicate our projects.