Sedarvp Ghana is a Non- Governmental Organization whose core objective is to recruit mostly young people within and outside Ghana to undertake voluntary works for the good of society.
The Street Library Project is one of our major projects as ' we embark on creating an innovative education to help improve reading and learning culture amongst young persons in Ghana.
Libraries play very instrumental role in the development of both urban and rural communities as they provide a livable and environmentally friendly space for people especially kids to develop their potentials through reading of relevant books, interacting with friends and learning from one another.
Reading widens the scope of a child, pushing them to think outside the box and enhances their imagination, making them intelligent and artistic in a very unique manner.
In our part of the world, many people have not embraced reading but there are a whole lot of others who love to read but cannot afford to buy books which are very expensive anyway!
Schools in most Ghanaian communities also face problems with books as students are not able to read properly because there are fewer books available in their schools to read and the few that are available are either outmoded or damaged beyond repairs.
Many parents in the rural communities have also complained about their kids getting into bad companies due to peers pressures. It is very common in our societies today that, kids get involved in all kinds of social vices including stealing, drug abuse and internet fraud.
We at Sedarvp Ghana have found out that it is because these kids have nothing productive doing after school, that they are tempted to use their extra energy to engage in vulgar acts.
Sedarvp “Street Library” facility provides kids the space to judiciously engage themselves.
It provides easy access to a reading facility for kids to read!
It is for this motive that we are embarking on this campaign to appeal to Governmental agencies, corporate institution, Partner organizations and other able individuals to support this project in cash or in kind.
It is our aim that with the support of the public we will be able to put up “street libraries”, stock them with relevant and most recent books, historical monuments, computers, internet services and other research materials which will help improve upon the reading and writing skills of our Twinkle Twinkle Future Stars!
Together We Create An Enhanced Education For All!
The Grapes of Wrath (GoW) is a capacity building project for youth workers that aims to explore and deconstruct patterns of psychological and social tension between in-groups and out-groups with reference to migrant communities in the EU. Specifically, the project will promote intergroup contact by conveying the agony of outsiders and inspiring empathy, using arts as a tool for communication.
The story of the Joad family from “The Grapes of Wrath”, 1939, the classic inter-war novel of John Steinbeck, and the revolutionary songs of Woody Guthrie about peace, equity and freedom will be the starting point for developing a state of the art module of non-formal education.
GoW results from empirical evidence and collective reflection pointing to misinformation as a main impediment for effective tackling the rising inflow of African migrants in the EU. Misinformation refers to perceptions of citizens in host societies about migrants’ needs and to expectations of citizens in origin communities about the actual prospects in destination countries. It leads to stereotypical images that obstruct meaningful contact and, thereof, integration of migrant population in host communities. In turn, this results in low quality of life of migrants through social discrimination, unemployment or precarious labour and unequal access to state resources (education, healthcare, etc.).
The reconceptualization of migrants’ role is equally crucial for addressing EU’s own multiple crises –political (rise of extremism), economic (inequality across and within MS) and social (demographic deficit).
GRAPES OF WRATH aims to enable contact between migrants and hosting communities in the EU and to foster
informed decisions of potential migrants in African countries regarding the trip and life in Europe. In specific, it will:
All project activities will be based on non-formal education and informal learning. The project foresees 7 mobility activities (2 training courses and 5 study visits including field research) involving 72 participants, the production of a documentary film, 15 local events and one final international event. The main learning methods are experiential learning, learning by doing, peer learning, task based learning, learning through arts, observation and job shadowing.
The project is called STEP Forward Project ( Sustainable Transformational Education for Participatory Learning in Democratic Life). It’s an Erasmus+ project funded by the European Union.
The Program is aimed at gathering information through research from countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and other parts of the world. With this information and resource available, a new educational module can be designed with the scope to integrate the values of sustainability and active citizenship in our current formal educational system.
The participating countries include organizations from Ghana,Kenya, Spain, Greece,Vietnam and Peru with 25 participants.
The project targets Educators, Youth Workers, Researchers, Project Managers and Young people who are engaged in experiential activities and solution oriented educational approach. By introducing an inclusive definition of sustainability; raising awareness about social and environmental initiatives, alternative economic models, new forms of cooperation and civic participation to youth – Promoting transformative, experiential and non- formal learning and its specific application
Participants will learn the basic concept of sustainability, understand the role of community building and be able to map and describe particular socio-ecological and economic initiatives around the world, develop skills on creating their own non-formal educational methods and enhance cross- cultural understanding