Along the line, I nearly brought the project to a halt. I posted pictures of my pupils participating willingly by fetching sand and water and received a lot of criticisms claiming it was a form of child labor until many came along to support with quoted versions of what the law states about child labor. This vindicated me – Melisa Narrates
On being the difference she states that she didn’t want to be tagged as just a teacher who was once posted into this community, taught for a number of years and left without making any impact in the lives of the kids and the community as a whole, I’m glad to be in the position where I can effect change in the lives of these little angels.
On her views on the Ghana education service, Melisa believes that politicians should stop playing politics with our educational system. One thing they should be more concerned with is providing the urgent educational tools to make the classroom learner friendly and to affect effective teaching and learning.
Although education is free and the burden for parents are lighter, she says most of the children’s support from parents are never enough and are still unable to provide the basic needs like books and uniforms.