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THE LIFELINE PROJECT

  1. 1.       Introduction

The Lifeline Project is a programme outlined by the Wojaku Literary Ventures in collaboration with the La Mansaamo Kpee (LMK) (La Town Development Association) to mop up children of school-going age who drop out of school due to financial constraints or difficulties being faced by their parents and/or guardians. It is designed to affirm to the two organizations objective that ALL children, irrespective of the background of their parents and/or guardians should not miss out of the Free, Compulsory, Universal Basic Education (F-CUBE) programme offered to all Ghanaian children via the Ministry of Education.

  1. 2.       Brief History

La Mansaamo Kpee (La Town Development Association) is a non–profit organization with the major objective of improving the living conditions of the members of the La Community in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana in the La Dadekotopon Municipal Assembly which was formerly under the administration of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA).  Since its establishment in 1979, the Association has implemented a number of economic/social projects such as:

v  A community Bank: The La Community Bank Ltd.

v  A Vocational &Technical School: The La Vocational & Technical Training Centre

v  A Basic School Complex: Justice Nii Amaa Ollennu Basic School

v  A Block Moulding Factory; ICCO Bock Factory

v  A Sawmill: ICCO Sawmill Project

v  A Community Clinic: La Maternal & Child Care Centre, etc.

 

  1. 3.       The Problem

Despite the F-Cube Programme, some parents and/or guardians continue to relegate their children and/or wards education to the background; whilst others genuinely do not have the means to afford certain components of their children’s educational needs which comprise the Purchase of Textbooks, Purchase of Exercise Books, Provision of School Uniforms and Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) registration Fees among others. This trend tends to leave the children staying in the house for most if not greater part of the term until their parents and/or guardians find the money to pay such bills or purchase the items required. The result is that, such children are left out by their classmates in the learning process and often repeated the class.

In such instances, they feel humiliated and shy away from curricular work. Such children tend to devise all unorthodox means to avoid school, especially, when their younger siblings or friends have caught up with them in class.

Some parents/guardians also have more than one child in the school, thereby making the payment of the nominal fees very burdensome depending on the economic or financial standing of the parent/guardian.

Furthermore, as with other educational institutions, entry into the school is a little higher due to Admission Fees, Projects/Development Levies, Sanitation levy, etc, etc, which are charged to accommodate or absorb new pressures on the already depreciated infrastructure.

 

 4.       Level of Fees

PRIMARY 1 – 6: INCEPTION SCHOOL FEES PER CHILD

Part 1

DETAILS                                                AMOUNT

(a)    Admission Fee:                                             Cost – GH¢  25.00

(b)   School Fees:                                                   Cost – GH¢  20.00

(c)    Sanitation:                                                      Cost – GH¢  10.00

(d)   Furniture:                                                        Cost – GH¢  26.00

(e)   PTA Project:                                                   Cost – GH¢  40.00

(f)     2nd Term Fees:                                               Cost – GH¢  20.00

(g)    3rd Term Fees:                                               Cost – GH¢  20.00

TOTAL (a)                                                                    GH¢161.00

 

Part 2:

DETAILS                                                AMOUNT

(h)   Purchase of Textbooks:                            Cost – GH¢120.00

(i)      Purchase of Ex. Books/Workbooks:     Cost – GH¢  36.50

(j)     Incidentals:                                                     Cost – GH¢  50.00

TOTAL (b)                                                                    GH¢206.50

 

GRAND TOTAL (a + b)                                             GH¢376.50

 

 SUBSEQUENT YEARS (Per Child): Primary 1 – 6

(a)    Annual Fees                                      Cost – GH¢   60.00 (Subject to review by the school administration)

(b)   Purchase of Textbooks:                    Cost – GH¢120.00

(c)    Purchase of Ex. Books/Workbooks: Cost –  GH¢ 36.50

(d)   Incidentals:                                                   Cost  –   GH¢  50.00

TOTAL                                                                           GH¢306.50

 

 JHS 1 – 3: INCEPTION SCHOOL FEES PER CHILD

      Part 1:

DETAILS                                                 AMOUNT

(a)    Admission Fee:                                             Cost – GH¢  25.00

(b)   School Fees:                                                   Cost – GH¢  32.00

(c)    Sanitation:                                                      Cost – GH¢  10.00

(d)   Furniture:                                                        Cost – GH¢  26.00

(e)   PTA Project:                                                   Cost – GH¢  40.00

(f)     2nd Term Fees:                                               Cost – GH¢  32.00

(g)    3rd Term Fees:                                               Cost – GH¢  32.00

TOTAL (a)                                                                    GH¢197.00

     

Part 2:

(h)   Purchase of Textbooks:                            Cost – GH¢150.00

(i)      Purchase of Ex. Books/Workbooks:     Cost – GH¢  40.00

(j)     Incidentals (Per Annum):                         Cost – GH¢  50.00

TOTAL (b)                                                                    GH¢240.00

 

GRAND TOTAL (a + b)                                             GH¢437.00

 

 

SUBSEQUENT YEARS (Per Child): JHS 1 – 3

(a)          Annual Fees                                      Cost – GH¢  99.00 (Subject to review by the school administration)

(b)         Purchase of Textbooks:                    Cost – GH¢150.00

(c)          Purchase of Ex. Books/Workbooks: Cost – GH¢  40.00

(d)         Incidentals (Per Annum):                        Cost –  GH¢   50.00

TOTAL                                                                              GH¢339.00

 

 

 

 

  1. 5.       Action so Far

(a)   Basic School

In 1990, the LMK established the Justice Nii Amaa Ollennu Memorial Basic School (formerly LMK KG/Preparatory School) in the La Township to cater for children in need within the community. Currently the School has over Four Hundred and Seventy (470) pupils and students in classes ranging from Nursery 1 to Junior High School (JHS) Form 3.

School Fees: Despite being a private school, parents pay a nominal fee of GH¢20.00 per term for Nursery, Kindergarten and Primary classes; and GH¢33.00 per term for JHS students. This nominal (social) fee is charged to cater for administrative and overhead costs incurred in the day-to-day running of the school, including payment of the salary of teachers and non-teaching staff.

(b)  LMK/LCB Educational Fund

The LMK in 2000 established the LMK Scholarship Fund to assist brilliant but needy students in second cycle and tertiary institutions. Since its inception over a decade ago, the fund has awarded various forms of scholarships and bursaries to Eighty-eight (88) beneficiaries thus:

BATCH

ACADEMIC YEAR

NO. OF BENEFICIARIES

1

2002/2003

3

2

2003/2004

6

3

2004/2005

7

4

2005/2006

6

5

2006/2007

7

6

2007/2008

13

7

2008/2009

6

8

2009/2010

12

9

2010/2011

15

10

2011/2012

13

TOTAL

88

 

The La Community Bank Limited (LCB), which was itself established by the LMK, joined the Association in this esteemed enterprise in 2009 thereby increasing the number of students being supported under the initiative.

 

  1. 6.       Proposal

The LMK proposes that viable and vibrant corporate entities as yours, in line with your Corporate Social Responsibility to the immediate community within which you operate, provide a LIFELINE for one or more of such needy children by sponsoring their admission and education at the JNAOM Basic School on yearly basis. Your support is requested for one or more of the following three children who are being piloted for the LIFELINE PROJECT at the cost stated against their names:

NAME OF PUPIL                                        CLASS                                   AMOUNT

 

  1. Michael Ofori Addy                                         2                              GH¢376.50 (First Year)

GH¢306.50 (Subsequent years)

 

 

  1. Stephanie Naa Odey Quaye                        5                              GH¢376.50 (First Year)

GH¢306.50 (Subsequent years)

 

  1. Benjamin Seho Djouho                                 5                              GH¢376.50 (First Year)

GH¢306.50 (Subsequent years)

 

 

  1. 7.       Parent’s/Guardian’s Responsibility

The parents and/or guardians of the children shall be responsible for the following:

  1. Provision of School Uniforms (Normal, Friday Wear & School Cloth)
  2. Provision of a School Bag and a decent Footwear and Socks
  3. Daily School Feeding fee of GH¢1.50 for Primary school pupils, and GH¢2.00 for Junior High School students.

 

  1. 8.       Media Partners

Wojaku Literary Ventures (W-Live) is a media organization established to educate and inform the GaDangme ethnic communities of the Greater Accra and Eastern Regions, through a dynamic media campaign for the survival, protection and development of the GaDangme people and its interests; as well as other Ghanaian ethnic groupings who identify with the traditions and culture of the GaDangme people and reside amongst them.

W-Live undertakes its core objective primarily through the publication of the Wכjaku newspaper and on the Wojaku website, that is, www.wojakugh.com

W-Live is the official media partners of the LMK in the institution and implementation of the LIFELINE Project in the La Dadekotopon Municipal Assembly of the Greater Accra Region.

 

  1. 9.       Benefits

We can assure you that:

(a)    Through your sponsorship, your organization will be providing a LIFELINE to a future leader of the immediate community and the country as a whole

(b)   This excellent and benevolent gesture shall be publicized on the world wide web by our media partners in addition to a free advert for the first six (6) weeks of each academic year of your sponsorship of the LIFELINE Project

(c)    Aside the publication, your organization shall be able to publicize your products, services and accomplishment in the Wojaku newspaper and on the website of our media partners

(d)   Overall, your sponsorship will considerably add to the image of your organization as an institution whose heart is in the right place, among its people.

 

  1. 10.   Mode of Payments

Payment of ALL monies in respect of the LIFEline Project shall be by cheque and paid into the school’s Bank Account at the La Community Bank Limited (LCB) stated below:

Account Name                                                                     Account Number

LMK KG/PREP School                                      3051320000343261

 

 

  1. 11.   Expression of Interest

If you are interested in providing a LIFELINE to any of the aforementioned children please call either of the following contacts to express your interest. An officer of the LIFELINE project would then be assigned to you to liaise with your outfit, concerned parents, the School and the media partners for finalization and presentation of the award to your choice.

(a)    The Programme Officer, LMK                     –              026-2780015 / 023-3780015

(b)   The Director, JNAOM Basic School            –              027-9636466

 

 

 

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