Ghana

Daborin Primary School and Kindergarten

Hello! I am the head teacher of Kong-Daborin Primary School an Kindergarten, by the name of Anafo Paul Vincent. This is my third year in this school. Our pupils enrollment is boys 154 and girls 190, in total 344 pupils. Last year the school undertook a tree planting exercise and a feeding programme which worked out positively, the trees are growing well. The feeding may be continued if Mondo still support funds, parents agreed to contribute 10%. 

Due to lunch the pupils stay in school until closing which is 2.15 PM. Our staff and students decided to take part of the food project between linking schools and agreed to take drawing and writing on how school lunch is prepared.

Read all the posts by Daborin Primary School here.


Dagliga Primary School

Our school is located in  the naturally beautiful area and far from main road. The school has a teacher population of eight and has 192 pupils. We are always the second or first in any competition in the circuit making the school unique. Our school grow trees too.

Dagliga Primary School

We are planning to post to this food blog some photos about growing the okro/okra fruit (national local vegetable) and using it to prepare soup which is our national dish.

Read all the posts by Dagliga Primary School here.


Kong-Daborin Junior High School

Our school was established in 2011 with 23 students, only one class. Then we had no separate building for our school, so we had to share the rooms with Daborin Primary School. Currently there are 74 students and 6 teachers in our school. Now we are waiting for our own new school, because we are temporarily in the former houses of Kongo Senior High School. Our students are very good at different sport activities!

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Our idea for this food project is: preparation „kunkore“ – it is our local food. We are planning to do it already next week!

Read all posts by Kong-Daborin Junior High School here.


Zopeliga Primary School

There are 138 students and 12 teachers and two houses in our school. It was established in 2007 by the community and government approval. The school is situated in Kongo village, near the main road linking two big settlements Bolga and Bawku. The teachers have only good words to the children: they are regular and punctual to school and participate in co-curricular activities.

Zopeliga Primary School

Teacher Osman Rafiatu and her 15 students decided to make a video about how to make „tubaani“ – the local, national sweet dish.

Read all posts by Zopeliga Primary School here.


Dasabligo Primary School

Our school is also known as a cultural school, we have won competitions in district with our cultural performances. Our school is located in West-Nangodi and we are the only school in that area in doing farming.  We are also interested in environmental issues and planting – we have planted trees around our school. There are 330 students and 12 teachers in  our friendly school. Some of the lessons take place at the farm where children work in  the field and do the cultivation (maize, beans etc).

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So that is why we decided to do the food project in agriculture: MAIZE – from harvesting, storage, drying to different  uses of maize. We plan to describe the whole process and add some illustrative photos or to make a short film about the maize.

Read all posts by Dasabligo Primary School here.


Zua Primary School

Our school started  working in November 2009. Then we had no buildings or schoolhouse. The school was under the tree. But, as we have the raining period here, with rain there were no lessons. We had then 356 students who started. There were three volunteer teachers by the community, not by government. Our schoolhouse was built in October 2011 was. Now we have 388 students, 11 teachers (3 female and 8 male). The quality of teaching and learning is high. So we are usually academically among 25 schools in the position of 3 or 4. We are proud of our academical results.

Zua Primary School

In this food project we are planning to introduce the procedure of doing TZ (our national dish) – recipes, writings, photos and also dance for harvest celebrations.

Read all posts by Zua Primary School here.


Yakoti Primary School and Kindergarten

The head teacher of Yakoti Primary School:

Yakoti Primary School was established in the year 2005 with only 2 teachers posted to the school. And pupils enrolment of 140. We now have an enrolment of 468 concluding kindergarten and primary school. We also have 11 teachers teaching at both primary and kindergarten. We have the best cultural troup in the region. We even won the inter-district cultural competition last year. We are also ready to entertain visitors who visit our school. We are sometimes referred as the school of culture. When you think of culture, think of Yakoti Primary School!

Yakoti Primary School

In the food project we want to show how to prepare tobani and stew using beans flour.

Read all posts by Yakoti Primary School here.


Asonge Primary School and Kindergarten

Our school was established in the year 1998 with current 10 teachers and approximately 20 pupils. . Asonge Primary School has been acknowledged  as a school  which is good at culture. Our school has only 3 classrooms for 6 (Primary forms 1-6) classes, so all the classrooms are shared with two classes. We are waiting for the new schoolhouse…

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We are going to prepare „sobolobo drink“ with „kazagma“. And we also planning to make a little performance.

Read all posts by Asonge Primary School here.


Dasabligo Junior High School

Dasabligo Junior High School is located at Dasabligo-Kongo in the Nabdam district in the Upper-East region in Ghana.

The school was established in 2003. It is made up of seven staff and a student population is 96 pupils (Forms 7, 8 and 9 like all Junior High Schools in Ghana).

In the year 2006 we were the best school in whole region with 100% perfomance in BECE (Basic Education Certificate Examination).

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We discussed  about the food project and decided to give an overview about the cultivation of cereal crops e.g rice, sorghum and legumes such as groundnuts and local beans, including the food (meals) that are prepared out of these crops.

Read all posts by Dasabligo Junior High School here.


 

Kongo Primary School

We are the oldest school in Kongo village and have about 500 students now. We have the classes from 1 to 6, we are primary school. There is a kindergarten also next to our two schoolhouses.  Some classes have 60 and even more students! Boys and girls are studying together. Every schoolday starts with the morning assembly at 7.30 AM. There are two longer reaks every day. Each class has 6 lessons per day. Our school is closed et 2 PM.

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We are planning to do an exhibition about our local vegetables. Every student who has the possibility to bring some raw vegetables or other food to school, can take part of our exhibition. We are planning to make labels to each vegetable or food and with the help of Estonian volunteer Liina we want to take photos to compose our vegetabel album. We are also planning to make different dishes from the food that we have brought to school. We are excited to see the results already!

Read all posts by Kongo Primary School here.


Logre Junior High School

Logre JHS started working in the 9th of November 2010. Then there was  47 students in one class and 4 teachers. Now we have grown a lot, so there are 238 students in 6 classes: 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B, 9A, 9B and 10 teachers. Our school has quite young teachers, all are under the age of 40. We are unique because we have the different uniform from others and we have every week different study programme with a  lot of activities.

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Our idea for the food project is to prepare local meals and make a video about that preparation process.

Read all posts by Logre Junior High School here.


Presentation  Junior High School

Presentation Junior High School is a catholic school. It was established in 2000. We have 183 students  (Forms 7-9) and 12 teachers (Only 1 female and 11 males). Our school is known for high academical results, many of the graduates have continued their studies in medical and educational colleges to become nurses and teachers.

We also have computer lab which is quite rare in this area.

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Our plan for the food project: cultivation of late millet, photos about the procedure.

Read all posts by Presentation Junior High School here.

 


Sekoti Primary School

Our school is the oldest in the neighbourhood and was established in 1952. Now we have 636 students and only 12 teachers. Some classes have more than 80 students, so the teacher has to check all the homeworks … Not all the classes have the furniture, so students have to sit on the floor or even under the tree.

According to the head teacher’s words  Sekoti Primary School has really hardworking teachers, so the school is very popular eventhough the learning conditions are not the best, families even move and start to live near the school. Academically is the school in high level.

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Our school’s idea for the food project is to show others  the process how the sheabutter is made, we have sheatrees in our school yard.

Read all posts by Sekoti Primary School here.


 

Yakoti Junior High School

Yakoti Junior High School is a quite a young school, it was established only  two years ago in 2012. Then there were only 14 students in one class in our school. Now the school has grown bigger and we have 60 students in three classes. The head teacher thinks that the reason for  that growth is one: good teachers!

Next year, 2015, will be the first time for our form 3 students to take the final exams – hoping for the good results and 100% of students’ pass!  Our school is special because we also teach French here. We are good at sporting activities, especially football and handball.

We are also lucky this year because we got from Estonia partnerschool – Laagri School!

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Our form 2 (JHS 2) wants to participate in the food project with writings and recipes about our community – Yakoti – traditional dishes. We are planning to prepare meals and make a short videofilm so you can see it too!

Read all posts by Yakoti Junior High School here.


Zanlerigu Junior High School

Welcome to Zanlerigu in Nabdam district! Zanlerigu Junior High School was established in 1963 – so we are quite old school in neighbourhood. Then our school had only one schoolhouse, today we have three buildings. There are exactly 297 students and 14 teachers in Zanlerigu JHS. Our target and hope is to get at least 80% pass in the BECE exams in 2015.  And our moto or slogan is: we don’t joke here! Without joking, our mission is to produce a student with requisite qualification skills and knowledge with a sense of responsibility and respect.

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We wanted to do something creative and thought of a drama play and performance for food project. Let’s practice! So soon you can watch the video of our show!

Read all posts by Zanlerigu Junior High School here.


 Damol-Tindongo Primary School and Kindergarten

It was the year 1998 when they built a school in Damol-Tindongo . Can you calculate how old we are now? 16? Right you are! Currently we have 376 students and 8 teachers (2 in Kindergarten and 6 in Primary School). So there are approximately 35-40 students in every class. We are proud of ourselves to be good at culture.

This year is special for us because in October they have started to build new schoolhouse for Junior High School (Forms 7.-9)! It is planned to be ready already in December this year!

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We decided to participate in the food project and a group of pupils are going to prepare one Monday morning in school a national dish called „GƆYA“ („TOUBANI“)  – we eat it every lunch here! We also add a recipe, so you can do it too in your school with your classmates!

Read all posts by Damol-Tindongo Primary School here.


Sekoti Junior High School

Here are some facts about our school!

  1. It was established in 1997.
  2. Since then school is doing well in academic activities.
  3. Enrolment boys and girls 180 pupils 2014/2015 academic year.
  4. Some statistics about our pupils results in BECE: 2011 – 100%, 2012 – 100%, 2013 – 89%, 2014 yet to come.
  5. Teacher population: five males and two females.
  6. School has inadequate tables and chairs.

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We don’t have a partner school from Estonia yet, but we still decided to participate in the food project. Our plan is to prepare our local dish “koosi” – beans cake!

Read all posts by Sekoti Junior High School here.


Kongo Junior High School

Kongo Junior High School is a basic school in the upper East of Ghana, West Africa. It is specifically located in the new Nabdam district. Kongo JHS was established in September 1985. It initially had three classroom blocks but now there are six. We have 350 students in the school this year. There are also 13 teachers in the school out of whom three are female and the rest male. Although the school has poor infrastructure, it continues to remain at the top in terms of sports and academic work. Both teachers and students are very hardworking!

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Our plan for Mondo partner schools’ food project is to prepare our local dish “tubani”. We want to take several photos to show you the process of how it is done. We are planning to add a recipe too.

Read all posts by Kongo Junior High School here.


 

Logre Primary School

Logre Primary School  was established on 8th of October 1991. It is located in a village called Logre, a suburb of Kongo. The inhabitants of this community are peasant farmers.

The teacher population is twelve, four female and eight male. The pupil population is 496 (Primary and Kindgergarten).

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In food project we are going to do the preparations of our most popular national dish TZ – tuo zaafi.

Read all posts by Logre Primary School here.


 

Gorug Primary School

Kong-Gorug Primary School and Kindergarten is sited in a village called Kongo. The school have a stuff population of nine teachers and student population of one hundred and sixty.

We are happy to have a partner school in Estonia – Rapla Vesiroosi Gymnasium!

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In Mondo’s food project  we are planning to do preparation of „kanzakma“ – it is a local food prepared from millet with beans leaves. This project is managed by 20 students from Afrik kids child right club. We are going to do it next week!

Read all posts by Gorug Primary School here.


 

Zanlerigu Primary School

Zanlerigu Primary School was established the year 1957 (The same year Ghana became independent as a republic) to cater for the educational needs of Zanlerigu community. So it is one of the oldest schools here.

The school currently have a population of 453 pupils. Which is made up of 253 boys and 200 girls with 12 teachers.

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Zanlerigu School is already 57 years old!

In Mondo’s food project we are planning to show you all how to prepare TZ with okro and beans leaf soup, this is one of our common national dishes.

Read all posts by Zanlerigu Primary School here.

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