The Model School Programme is one of the pilars of the GEN. In corporation with the Ghana Education Service, 10 Model Schools are selected all over the country (1 per region). Each Model School is provided with a batch of ALMs and additional training. By doing this, the children and teachers of these 10 schools have access to sustainable information which means getting the possibility to learn and develop in a different, more creative and progressive way.
AMO intends to create a paradigm shift; from teacher-centred education to child-centred education. By using this educational methodology in Ghana, we challenge children to develop their understanding and skills while playing. They learn to think creatively and it stimulates their brain to solve problems in different ways. In this way, children are shaped into independent individuals, who are able to make a valuable contribution to the development of the country of Ghana.
First of all, the children of Ghana will benefit from the project. When they are taught with these educational materials they learn to think creatively and it stimulates their brain to solve problems in different ways. The short-run outcome of this project will be the improvement of the education from the 10 schools which receive and will work with the materials. Through this way of marketing it will spread out to other schools and they also want to buy some of these educational materials. The long-term impact of the project is that schools will know about the effects of using these educational materials. It will improve the quality of education.
At the beginning of 2014 AMO completed the first phase, which roughly consisted of: providing ALMs to the 10 Model Schools, providing training and doing monitoring visits. For 2014 AMO has decided to turn the project into a programme. This means that the Model Schools are going to play a key role in AMO’s strategic plans. AMO has written a report, based on the monitoring visits. Currently AMO is redesigning the programme to make the right steps into the second phase.