Ghana (MNN) — Ghana has the world’s lowest student proficiency in math and science. Ghana’s Ministry of Education reports nearly 45% of primary school teachers and 30% of secondary school teachers are untrained.
But without these teachers – trained, untrained, or under-trained – education access for kids in Ghana would be even worse.
Every Child Ministries sends Teachers For Teachers missions teams from the US to support Christian educators in Ghana.
Danny Rogers, a teacher on a recent Teachers For Teachers trip explains, “We were brought into run a couple of days of teacher training, teach them how to be more effective in their in their practices. Help them to learn maybe to deal with students with trauma.”
Danny’s wife, Kara Rogers, also went on the trip. She works in a hospital and she helped run a medical clinic. Kara says, “About 100 people did show up and…overall it was just really well received by the community. So they really considered it a success! A lot of connections were made in order to have future clinics.”
At the heart of ECM’s Teachers For Teachers trips is the Gospel. The teachers both on the team and in Ghana spiritually encourage one another and pray together for the children they serve.
You can join a Teachers For Teachers trip with ECM or sponsor a child in Ghana!
Danny says, “For $37 a month, you can sponsor a child to go to school and to get their needs taken care of.”
Contact ECM here to ask about future Teachers For Teachers trips.
Some kids who’ve been sponsored through ECM grew up and actually came back to serve at the ministry’s Haven of Hope Academy. Danny and Kara got to meet some of them — an experience made even more special by the fact that the couple also sponsors a child with ECM.
Danny says, “They all just spoke so much about how this ministry had changed and and greatly affected their lives and how much they wanted to give back.”
Pray for Christian teachers in Ghana to point kids’ hearts and minds to Jesus Christ.
Header photo of Teachers For Teachers training in Ghana. (Photo courtesy of Every Child Ministries)