Marietta College has partnered with the Rotary Club of Accra Ridge (Ghana) and Marietta Morning Rotary Club to provide information technology upgrades and computers to two rural schools in Central and Volta Regions of Africa.
Although Ghana has compulsory education for children 6-17 years of age, in rural villages especially, funds are insufficient to provide adequate facilities or supplies to support a meaningful education. “Free education” in Ghana translates into the government spending $3.50 per child, which is woefully inadequate for teaching even a rudimentary curriculum. At the Gbi-Kpoeta School, the third-grade classroom has no walls, so classes are not held in inclement weather. At Mt. Zion Elementary in Old Tafo, the school has no water source and does not have electricity.