We are happy to announce that the end-of-year testing for our ninth graders is complete! All the girls at House of Grace Ghana attend Trinity Foundation School until the ninth grade. Upon completion of the ninth grade, the Ghanaian government administers the BECE (Basic Education Certificate Examination) test, which determines who qualifies for admission to secondary school and vocational schools. The exam is equivalent to the SAT in the USA.
The subjects covered by the test are:
- English Language
- Integrated Science
- Social Studies
- Religious and Moral Education
- French Language
- Ghanaian Language (Asante/Twi)
- Basic Design and Technology (Visual Arts, Home Economics, Pre-Technical Skills)
- Information Communication and Technology
This was a stressful time for everyone involved, and we are grateful for your prayers of support.
The first girls at House of Grace Ghana arrived in the same year (2011) but varied in age by several years. They are currently advancing to high school. We currently have one high school graduate. She lived at boarding school for two years and is back at House of Grace, preparing to take her university admission exams for midwifery school. Another girl will be starting her second year in high school this fall in Yendi, Ghana. The government placed her in a school close to her extended family, about a four-hour car ride from Kumasi. This year four girls will be attending Senior High School in Kumasi, which is thankfully closer to the home. The move to their respective school dorms was filled with anticipation about their successful futures.
As we progress to the next academic level with our older girls, we are excited to share photos from their first university visit.
“The older girls took a tour on the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Being the largest and oldest science university in Ghana. The tour was to let them aim higher in Education as well raise their hope and dreams towards attaining higher standards in life. At the School of veterinary, a Lecturer of the university invited the girls for a career tour in veterinary in future. He was excited about the home and the interest the girls had. God bless you all for making this possible.” – Dan Odarno, West Africa National Director
Thank you for being so supportive and making these educational opportunities possible! We are so grateful for your support and praise God for every girl at House of Grace. Together we are saving little girls for big destinies!