January to September or February to December
Literacy rate (15+ years old)
Primary school – 74%
Secondary school – 43%
Children, adolescents and youth (4 to 17 years old) – 1,215,546
Kokrobite is a fishing community to the west of the Greater Accra region. There is a lack of education there, with the greater part of the community depending on fishing for their livelihood. This situation is not reliable and does not guarantee an adequate income. Many of the children in Kokrobite do not attend school due to the cost of uniforms, shoes, books, and daily food. Additionally, parents are reluctant to send their children to school if there is an opportunity for them to do something that will help to generate income for the family.
As part of the curriculum, one of the subjects taught is Information and Communication Technology (ICT). However, more than 85% of public schools in Ghana teach ICT without computer devices and without electricity in the classrooms. The same situation is in the Kokrobite Government School. Responding to this lack of basic, practical IT education, our NGO partner on the ground, Grow Ghana Initiative, aims to build a fully equipped IT classroom to give the community real-life digital skills. The computer classroom will be used by the 40 students from the school during work days, and by students from surrounding settlements during weekends
About the country
Republic of Ghana
32 million people
English, Dagaare, Dagbanli, Dangme, Ewe, Frafra, Ga, Gonja, Nzema, Twi, Fante, Ghanaian Sign Language
Ghana has a tropical climate with high temperatures and humidity throughout the year. The southern part of the country receives more rainfall than the northern part, and the harmattan winds from the Sahara can affect the northern regions during the dry season.
Annual average temperature
26°C (79°F) – 30°C (86°F)
December to February & June to August
March to May & September to November
Kakum National Park is a protected rainforest. It is known for its diverse wildlife, including over 300 bird species, over 600 butterfly species, and several species of monkeys and antelopes. The park also boasts a canopy walkway, which is a popular attraction for visitors looking to explore the rainforest from above.
Boti Falls is a twin waterfall located in the Eastern Region of Ghana. It is a popular tourist destination known for its scenic beauty and refreshing atmosphere. Visitors can enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool at the base of the falls, and there are also hiking trails and picnic areas available.
Mole National Park is the largest and most popular wildlife park in Ghana. It is home to over 90 mammal species, including elephants, antelopes, warthogs, baboons, and more. Visitors can take part in guided safari tours to observe the animals, as well as enjoy birdwatching and hiking in the park’s scenic landscape.
Kintampo Falls is made up of three cascading waterfalls with a combined height of over 70 meters. The falls are surrounded by lush vegetation, creating a serene atmosphere for visitors who come to enjoy swimming, picnicking, and hiking in the area.
Larabanga Mosque is an ancient mosque which is believed to have been constructed in the 15th century, making it one of the oldest mosques in West Africa. The mosque’s unique Sudano-Sahelian architectural style, characterized by its mud-and-stick structure and wooden beams, has attracted visitors from all over the world.
Elmina Castle is a historical landmark built by the Portuguese in 1482 and later used by the Dutch and British as a trading post for gold and slaves. The castle played a significant role in the transatlantic slave trade, and today serves as a museum and memorial to this dark chapter in history.
Cape Coast Castle is a historical monument built by the Swedish in 1653 and later used by the British as a trading post for gold and slaves. The castle played a major role in the transatlantic slave trade and today serves as a museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site, dedicated to preserving the memory of those who suffered under slavery.
Kokrobite: Sunset Beach Resort, Big Milly’s Backyard, Kokrobite Garden Guesthouse, Cool Coconut Guesthouse, The Dream Beach Resort
Places to eat
Big Milly’s Backyard, Kokrobite Garden Restaurant, Paa Joe’s, The Dream Beach Resort Restaurant, Jamrock Restaurant
Best souvenirs from the country
Batakari (Smock) cloth, beads, figurines and relics, Kente cloth, Ahenema sandals, fabrics, wooden carvings, Shea butter, cocoa products, Batik cloth, African musical instruments
Landtours Ghana, Jolinaiko Eco Tours, Sunseekers Tours, Africa Integras
Ghana Translators Company Limited, Global Translation and Interpretation Services, Aplomb Translations
Proposed one week tour
Day 1: Boti Falls
Day 2: School visit
Day 3: Cape Cost Castle, Elmina Castle
Day 4: Kakum National Park
Day 5: Kintampo Falls
Day 6: Larabanga Mosque
Day 7: Mole National Park