"I SIMPLY AFFIRM THE
ORIGINAL RIGHT OF MAN TO
THE PRODUCTS OF NATURE
AND TO HAVE A PLACE
Henry David Thoreau
Asuoya Learning Centre
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION: QUALITY EDUCATION - GHANA, AFRICA
The Asuoya Learning Centre project is focused in generating an educational space for children, as well as of social entrepreneurship in Koforidua, Ghana. Having in mind our commitment to education and self-sustainability within processes that truly contribute to the socio-economic development and transformation of local communities. This way, we propose four specific sub- objectives based on our main objective.
General objective: To contribute to the strengthening and community development in the socio-economic field, through the promotion of quality primary education and the support to entrepreneurship endeavours, with the aim of building capacities and sustainability.
1. Primary education school: Accessible and quality education for children.
2. Hostel for volunteers and visitors: Self-sustainability and visibility of the project. Agricultural holdings as a key gateway to income generation.
3. Community technology centre: Acquisition of ICTs in order to strengthen local education and entrepreneurship.
4. Innovation and social entrepreneurship lab: community empowerment, income generation and self-management.
The aforementioned four pillars are proposed so as to contribute to the consolidation of education for childhood and to generate impact within the community, by supporting local entrepreneurship. Thereby, the project will pitch in the empowerment of the community, its educational processes, and the generation of income for self-sustainability ends.
Bank: LIBER BANK
Account holder: HOLA GHANA ONGD
IBAN: ES71 20482100183400014361
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES
ODS 4 - QUALITY EDUCATION:
According to UNDP, this SDG implies that, due to high levels of poverty, internal andnternational armed conflicts have hindered access to education. Notwithstanding some talk of advances in Subsaharan Africa, rural areas within the continent are still facing big challenges with regard to education. In this sense, the Asuoya Learning Centre project would contribute to this SDG focusing on granting children of the Asuoya rural community access to quality education, and on raising awareness among parents on the importance of education and on the schooling of their children.
ODS 8 - DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
As defined by UNDP, this SDG refers to the reproduction of inequality regarding not only access to work opportunities, but also the poverty conditions in which some workers find themselves. In this light, it is through innovation and the increase of productivity levels, that decent and dignified work would be promoted for both men and women. In such a way, the Asuoya Learning Centre project would contribute to this SDG by providing decent work opportunities that are fairly paid, and by supporting community entrepreneurs in generating self- work. Together, these actions would boost equality, innovation, and respect for workers’ rights.
FUTURE: SOCIAL BUSINESS SCHOOL
Hola Ghana is committed with the social transformation of Ghana and its subsequent projects, once Asuoya Education Centre has been achieved, are the building of a secondary education school, of a technical school providing training in various trades, and of a Social Business School.
This way, greater scholarization in the area will be achieved, access to skills training facilitating access to employment or entrepreneurship will be eased, and higher education as a means to improving the quality of life of both persons and communities will be promoted.
In Hola Ghana, we are convinced that conscious leadership can be taught. We intend to open the first Social Business School in the country, training committed youth in generating positive impact in the world so as to solve the main global challenges. We will develop leadership skills adapted to the XXI century, via social innovation methodologies, human-centred design and learning based on experience and direct contact with communities.