All secondary education in Ghana is fee-paying. As a result, almost sixty percent of children will not gain any qualifications after primary level. These impoverished young people find themselves in a cycle termed the ‘Poverty Trap.
The problem is further exaggerated in rural communities where families are reliant on farming and agriculture and seek a subsistence living out of small ‘plot’ cultivation and the selling of small-scale produce. Here, people are living on less than $2 per day.