Stakeholders were drawn from the Ghana Education Service, Department for Community Development, the District Assembly and project facilitators.

The CBE is a 3 year project funded by the Department for International Development (DfID) (UK), aimed at giving literacy and numeracy skills to out of school children between ages 8 and 14 for nine months after which they will be enrolled into formal schools.

According to Mr Sulemana Alhassan, the Project Manager for CBE, the project ran in 4 regions namely: Brong Ahafo, Northern, Upper East and Upper West covering a total of 42 districts with an overall objective of meeting the Millennium Development Goals MDG on education.

Making a presentation on the CBE, Mr Sulemana took the stakeholders through amongst others, the identification and obligations of beneficiary communities, formation and composition of local committees, qualification and remuneration of facilitators as well as resources to be provided under the project.

Three out of 14 communities who benefited from the project in the first year were removed from the list of beneficiaries for various reasons whiles 16 new ones were identified adding up to 27 the number of communities which would benefit from the second year of the project.

 

Source: ISD (Daniel Oduro-Stewart)