It has been estimated that globally, 43 per cent of children less than five years old are not achieving their full potential. This could be because they do not receive the five elements of ‘nurturing care’ for children.

Currently, the education policy of Ghana provides children two years of free and compulsory Kindergarten in an attempt to ensure that young children are enrolled into school for early learning. This places Ghana ahead of the curve compared to other countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Efforts are also being made by the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service to reach out to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children. In spite of the progress that Ghana has made in improving access to school, several children do not have the required literacy and numeracy skills.

According to the chief, elders and people of Gyanvuuri community in the Jirapa Municipality have expressed their disappointment in successive governments for neglecting children at the Kindergarten level in the community.

They mentioned that the community’s school was built in 1988 / 1989 academic year without a Kindergarten block. Successive governments have since failed to provide the school with a Kindergarten.

The residents through communal labour are building a K.G to accommodate children at the KG level who are currently sitting under trees.

They are therefore appealing to government and nongovernmental organizations to help them complete the project KG block.



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