In the village of Agona Nkum, Schöck-Familien-Stiftung supports several projects that the Give to Eat Ghana association developed and launched together with the local people.
The many visits clearly showed how much the people there are dependent on help to help themselves. The village with about 2,000 inhabitants and as many inhabitants in the remote little bush villages shows an illiteracy rate of 80%. Hardly anyone can afford an education.
The children in Nkum have significant deficiency symptoms due to the massive lack of protein. The village community is now growing vegetables and corn with the students on a property that the Schöck-Familien-Stiftung was able to finance. Cocoa is also grown and fish, meat or other protein-rich foods are bought from the sale. The free school meals contribute to a balanced diet for the children. At the same time, this is an incentive for parents to take their children to school and the number of students has increased significantly in recent years.
In addition, the Schöck-Familien-Stiftung supported the construction of a home for underage mothers. There is no comparable house in the whole region. Young mothers now live here with their children under the supervision of a housemother. They can go to school and get a vocational qualification, the children are cared for in the adjoining kindergarten.
The Schöck-Familien-Stiftung also supports a training center where women and girls take courses on various sewing machines. Later, mini-loans will enable them to buy their own sewing machine. The training center has already started the courses.
Project sponsor: Give To Eat Ghana eV
Funding year : since 2014
Project No.: 27-14sa