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Enlightened Society Ghana

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We visit students in underserved schools and orphanages to help brilliant but needy students explore opportunities. We prepare final year students for their final exam by training them on WAEC Examination guidelines and provide them the required materials for the examination. Career and mentorship sessions are held on the choice of course to choose at high school based on their interest/strength
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About Enlightened Society Ghana -ESG

What we do?

Enlightened Society Ghana is a non profit whose objective is targeted at providing career guidance, mentorship, leadership training, motivational talks and learning materials to students from deprived homes. 

Why we do it?

In Ghana, educational inequity remains one of the major challenges. The ability for a child to succeed in his educational trajectory largely depends on where a child is born and to whom he or she is born to. Social and economic backgrounds continue to define the educational trajectory of students despite efforts to bridge the gap. The situation is even made worse when it comes to exposure, opportunities and career guidance. Children in underserved communities mostly lack relevant knowledge to take advantage of opportunities and to make informed decisions for themselves.

For example, According to ASERD, 7 out of every 10 students in northern Ghana, representing 70% do depend on their parents, teachers and friends for choosing their career programs for them without proper consultation, counseling and guidance. This in turn leads to low satisfaction and bad performance by such students in the future since they are not unable to make self-decisions on their choices of career programs. This situation is very pervasive with students in underserved communities who continue to suffer robbery of their career choices which they are not psychologically or physically prepared to undertake .

For students in underserved schools and orphanages, obstructions ranging from broken homes, to single parenting, to poor academic performance, to discrimination, to poverty, to stereotyping, to prejudice and many others continues to hinder their ability to achieve. For students, guidance and motivation is essential to be able to catch up with everyday learning challenges and challenges from all angles, as well as exposing them to opportunities. We need to teach people to set and meet their goals, to raise their academic standards, seize opportunities and encourage student’s life curiosity, to be masters in emotion, relationships, finance and time management, besides attaining knowledge in their desired profession. 

We believe that the community will benefit from this both in the short and long-term. In the short-term, children will be able to identify their career path and choose their educational trajectory. They will exhibit confidence and showcase high level of ethical leadership and responsibility. In the long-term, communities will benefit from more responsible adults who also contribute to their communities and can support similar initiatives.

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A visit to Ahwia D/A Basic school. A remote school, lacking teachers, poor school infrastructure, no communication network, no motorable roads nor potable water. We met final year students who were preparing for their final exams to help them the various opportunities that they can explore and to provide them the assistance to access them as well as to help them prepare for their final exams 
A visit to Ahwia D/A Basic school. A remote school, lacking teachers, poor school infrastructure, no communication network, no motorable roads nor potable water. We met final year students who were preparing for their final exams to help them the various opportunities that they can explore and to provide them the assistance to access them as well as to help them prepare for their final exams 
A visit to Ahwia D/A Basic school. A remote school, lacking teachers, poor school infrastructure, no communication network, no motorable roads nor potable water. We met final year students who were preparing for their final exams to help them the various opportunities that they can explore and to provide them the assistance to access them as well as to help them prepare for their final exams 
A visit to Ahwia D/A Basic school. A remote school, lacking teachers, poor school infrastructure, no communication network, no motorable roads nor potable water. We met final year students who were preparing for their final exams to help them the various opportunities that they can explore and to provide them the assistance to access them as well as to help them prepare for their final exams 
Christmas visit to Nana Deborah Safe Haven Orphanage
Last year Enlightened Society Ghana, had wonderful moments with kids at the Nana Deborah Safe Haven Orphanage. 
Christmas visit to Nana Deborah Safe Haven Orphanage
Last year Enlightened Society Ghana, had wonderful moments with kids at the Nana Deborah Safe Haven Orphanage. 
Christmas visit to Nana Deborah Safe Haven Orphanage
Last year Enlightened Society Ghana, had wonderful moments with kids at the Nana Deborah Safe Haven Orphanage. 
Christmas visit to Nana Deborah Safe Haven Orphanage
Last year Enlightened Society Ghana, had wonderful moments with kids at the Nana Deborah Safe Haven Orphanage. 
Christmas visit to Grace and Hope Orphanage in 2018
1n 2018, Enlightened Society Ghana, visited the Grace and Hope orphanage to donate foodstuff, inspire the children, and to engage them in some fun activities
Christmas visit to Grace and Hope Orphanage in 2018
1n 2018, Enlightened Society Ghana, visited the Grace and Hope orphanage to donate foodstuff, inspire the children, and to engage them in some fun activities
Christmas visit to Grace and Hope Orphanage in 2018
1n 2018, Enlightened Society Ghana, visited the Grace and Hope orphanage to donate foodstuff, inspire the children, and to engage them in some fun activities
A visit to Nkwateng Hasriya Basic School, a remote school in the Eastern region of Ghana. Here, we distributed 2000 exercise books, reading materials, pens and pencils as well as a short mentorship session with students at the junior high school level
A visit to Nkwateng Hasriya Basic School, a remote school in the Eastern region of Ghana. Here, we distributed 2000 exercise books, reading materials, pens and pencils as well as a short mentorship session with students at the junior high school level
Vist to Final year students at Akuapem D/A and Ahwia D/A basic schools in Ghana
In 2019, Enlightened Society Ghana, visited the Ahwia and Akuapem D/A Basic schools. Both schools are remote rural communities in Ashanti region that lacked communication network, electricity, potable water and motorable roads. On our visit we provided them career guidance, shared scholarship opportunities, held a session on examination practices and provided them with learning materials like mathematical sets, pens, pencils and jotters to help them as they prepared to write their final exams
Vist to Final year students at Akuapem D/A and Ahwia D/A basic schools in Ghana
In 2019, Enlightened Society Ghana, visited the Ahwia and Akuapem D/A Basic schools. Both schools are remote rural communities in Ashanti region that lacked communication network, electricity, potable water and motorable roads. On our visit we provided them career guidance, shared scholarship opportunities, held a session on examination practices and provided them with learning materials like mathematical sets, pens, pencils and jotters to help them as they prepared to write their final exams
Vist to Final year students at Akuapem D/A and Ahwia D/A basic schools in Ghana
In 2019, Enlightened Society Ghana, visited the Ahwia and Akuapem D/A Basic schools. Both schools are remote rural communities in Ashanti region that lacked communication network, electricity, potable water and motorable roads. On our visit we provided them career guidance, shared scholarship opportunities, held a session on examination practices and provided them with learning materials like mathematical sets, pens, pencils and jotters to help them as they prepared to write their final exams
Vist to Final year students at Akuapem D/A and Ahwia D/A basic schools in Ghana
In 2019, Enlightened Society Ghana, visited the Ahwia and Akuapem D/A Basic schools. Both schools are remote rural communities in Ashanti region that lacked communication network, electricity, potable water and motorable roads. On our visit we provided them career guidance, shared scholarship opportunities, held a session on examination practices and provided them with learning materials like mathematical sets, pens, pencils and jotters to help them as they prepared to write their final exams
Vist to Final year students at Akuapem D/A and Ahwia D/A basic schools in Ghana
In 2019, Enlightened Society Ghana, visited the Ahwia and Akuapem D/A Basic schools. Both schools are remote rural communities in Ashanti region that lacked communication network, electricity, potable water and motorable roads. On our visit we provided them career guidance, shared scholarship opportunities, held a session on examination practices and provided them with learning materials like mathematical sets, pens, pencils and jotters to help them as they prepared to write their final exams
Vist to Final year students at Akuapem D/A and Ahwia D/A basic schools in Ghana
In 2019, Enlightened Society Ghana, visited the Ahwia and Akuapem D/A Basic schools. Both schools are remote rural communities in Ashanti region that lacked communication network, electricity, potable water and motorable roads. On our visit we provided them career guidance, shared scholarship opportunities, held a session on examination practices and provided them with learning materials like mathematical sets, pens, pencils and jotters to help them as they prepared to write their final exams
Enlightened Society Ghana's vist to NKwateng Hasriya Basic School a deprived basic school in Ghana
In 2017, Enlightened Society Ghana embarked on her first project at Nkwateng Hasriya Basic school a deprived school in which students lacked basic infrastructure. Classrooms were in poor conditions, students lacked basic writing materials. ESG presented 2000 exercise books, pens and pencils as wells held a short mentorship session with final years students at the time.

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