‘Faith in Jesus Christ enables us to see all things in their proper perspective, as we view the world with God’s own eyes and heart.’

Pope Francis – World Mission Day Message 2019.

  • What are the obvious differences between this school and your school experience?
  • What do you see as you watch the students come and go in the playground?
  • How do you get to school?  How do you think these students get to school?
  • What things would parents have to buy for a Ghanaian student to go to school? What does this mean for a family? If a child was working they could earn up to $1.50 per day, many children work as porters or harvest cocoa pods for chocolate.
  • Is there a difference between the number of male and female students attending school? What are the implications here?
  • There is a teacher selling water in bags at the door, what would happen if you can’t afford to buy water?
  • How does this look like your classroom?
  • Children walk long distances to get home, how would that affect the students?

Sacred Heart Junior High School, Bolgatanga Ghana

In Ghana the government requires every child to go to school and education is free, however the reality is that many miss out because they need to help their parents earn enough money to feed the family.

Explore issues regarding education and child labour in Ghana by reviewing pages 5 and 12-15 of our Ghana Information Booklet below.