Our Story

The two years research work executed in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region of Ghana, showed social challenges such as teenage pregnancy, single mothers both teenagers and mainstream, school dropout due to non-payment of fees and poor school engagement, children idling about aimlessly, children engaging in Galamsey (illegal mining) operations and above all low income households and people living in abject poverty. The passion of most parents is to educate their wards however possible for them to be the agents of change, bringing a paradigm shift in their family, communities and the nation at large. We cannot disregard the oil exploration that has begun in this region and its immediate and future impacts both positive and negative on the indigenes closer to the coastline and the exploration communities. An educated and well developed youth is an Asset for her District and the Region, this will make indigenes of the region more suitable and be in the best position to take advantage of any opportunities that will arise and help solve the challenges coupled with the development currently ongoing in the districts. Apart from the usual teaching and learning framework, the students are involved in advocacy programs, Agricultural projects, internships, embark on field trips and excursions, this we belief will help expose them to the challenges and opportunities available in this 21st century thereby contributing to their holistic development. This project is the first of its kind in the region and proves to be scalable and will be replicated in other parts of the Region with special emphasis on the coastal and the deprived communities in the Region. This project is in memory of the late Captain Ibrahim Geraldo de Lima, whose dream it was to live in a world where people have equal opportunities and live in a very sustainable manner that brings peace to Man and to Mother Earth.

Significant disparities exist in the support systems and opportunities available to the youth, children are more vulnerable in times of economic challenges and Ghana is no exception. Captain schools provide free tuition, high-quality education to children who — due to poverty and social pressures — would otherwise be unlikely to complete their schooling. Drawn from families who often live on less than $1.25 per day, the pupils of Captain Schools are shining examples of what students can achieve when they are given the opportunity to receive a quality education. The Global Goals Education equips learners with the skills and values needed to be responsible global citizens, such as respect for human right, gender equality and environmental sustainability. Investing in and strengthening a country’s education sector is key to the development of any country and its people. Without investment in quality education, progress on all other developmental indicators will stagnate. Education is one of the most effective ways to reduce poverty. We must therefore ensure that all children irrespective of where they live get a quality education, prioritizing the most vulnerable. The Captain Schools asserts to the SDGs especially the Sustainable Development Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. 4.1 To ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes 4.2 To ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education

Our approach Captain Schools adopts value added innovation and the next-practice approach in all things. With generous and ongoing support from individuals and institutions around the world we have built an exceptional institution and a centre of excellent in education. Every single one of our students was chosen because they combined academic promise with a desperately poor background and a great attitude to work and life. Our free tuition approach has contributed tremendous to poverty alleviation and wealth creation both directly and indirectly. To improve on the nutritional needs of the children, captain schools provides on-site canteen that serves the school children two nutritious hot meals daily that is breakfast and lunch at a subsidized rate. It’s our vision to provide the students with scholarship, school uniforms, books and accessories necessary to grant them that peace of mind to study and grow fruitfully to become change makers in our society Everything we do is for the children, and to produce successful academic and welfare outcomes. Each child we invite into the school represents another family who has the opportunity to escape the cycle of poverty.
Selection Criteria:
• Orphans
• Children with Single Parents
• Disadvantaged Girl Child and
• Children from Low Income Households