Connect Africa is commited to educate students from nursery school through university or vocational training. The staff review academic performance and behavior reports, work closely with students, their families and communities to establish a strong partnership and a successful educational experience.
Maryhill Primary School2012 8 children attend Mary Hill Primary School: Helen, Martha, Isha, Solomon, p4 Penina, p5 Brendah and Derrick, p6 Daniel, p7 All 8 children are boarding
Maryhill is a small school with an exceptionally good Head Master. He has taken special care of our 2 HIV positive students. We purposefully chose certain children to attend this school. In 2010, 3 students graduated and went onto secondary school.
Bety with Debroah
Amiti Bety is a 14-year-old girl who till 2009 had not been to school for over 4 years. Charles, the co-director met her when she was working as a house girl. Connect Africa chose to do whatever was possible to get her back into school. During school holiday’s she resides with Deborah, a friend of Charles, where she can continue to stay focused on schoolwork. (read more Village News April 2009)
Pennia, Daniel and Siblings with their Grandmother
Pennia and Daniel are siblings. Both parents died within a few months of each other in 2007. The jajja now cares for 8 grandchildren in the tiny house you see in the background. Pennia is HIV positive. Daniel is negative although falls sick very often. In addition to funding their education we are helping with transportation to the hospital where Pennia is receiving antiretroviral drugs. Due to Pennia and Daniel's illness and the recent death of their parents we are also providing food and juice for the children.
Pennia and Daniel are sitting to the right of their grandmother