INTERNSHIP

GADRAGE EDUCATION PROJECT

Reading is one of the most significant ways to improve one’s knowledge about the world around them. Those living in poverty have limited resources and access to reading materials. Because of this, they are not given the chance to escape their lives of poverty and find success. By increasing children’s passion for reading and learning, we can help them better their lives. GAFI works to promote reading to everyone, and provides materials to those who do not have them. Our goal is to teach people of all ages and social standings the fruits of reading. GAFi’s reading education project works by first engaging the children in our local communities in an exercise that shows their reading in a positive fun light “SHOW YOUR READING SKILLS”.

How it Works

GADRAGE’s reading education project works by first engaging the children in our local communities in an exercise that shows reading in a positive fun light. GADRAGE’s volunteers read to the children short passages and then have them answer questions about what was just read. This shows the children how by reading, they increase their knowledge. GADRAGE’s also provides various reading materials to children at different literacy levels so they can find books they enjoy. GADRAGE’s volunteers will communicate the need and importance of reading to both the teachers and students. We will try to reach out to as many individuals in the community as possible so everyone can improve their literacy.

Health Education

Our public health program focuses on tuberculosis, hepatitis B, malaria, diarrhea/cholera, screening exercise and reproductive health. These diseases have been and continue to be extremely prevalent in the African region, and more specifically in Ghana. Our goal is that through educating the public we can raise awareness of treatment and prevention to eradicate these diseases.

How it Works

In addition to volunteering their time, GADRAGE’s volunteers can collect the material needed to perform screening on malaria, diarrhea/cholera, tuberculosis, hepatitis B and also go into the community with questionnaires on these diseases to assess the knowledge of people of that community, and collaborate with other volunteers in order to communicate their ways to teach this information at workshops.