The JTYAF is supporting the Air Cadet Junior Leaders Expedition to Ghana in 2018 with their Maroon Eagle Expedition partnering with the charity Village by Village.
10 young people will be given the opportunity to join the exciting expedition and will be selected from the Cadets on this year’s Junior Leaders Course. The successful applicants will be presented with their awards at the Junior Leaders Graduation Dinner in April.
- Phase 1 - Rebuild Primary School - completed by the JL team in 2017
- Phase 2 - Rebuild Junior High School – project for 2018
- Phase 3 - Build teachers Accommodation – project for 2019
This year's expedition will focus on improving the access to education for Obom’s children by building and improving the school buildings, providing a safe and sustainable structure in the vicinity of the village.
The project builds on the work completed by the 2017 group who successfully completed the building of a proper primary school for the children of Obom. This primary school is now in full use and educating the young children of Obom.
The 2018 expedition aims to build a Junior High School in replacement of the existing condemned clay structure. This school, once completed, will be adopted by the Ghanaian government with funding and provision of teachers for at least 10 years.
Between the two projects children aged 5 to 18 in Obom will finally have access to reliable and modern education. These schools will not only provide them with an education and better opportunities for the future, but will also help stimulate income for local women who prepare and sell food to the students. This will help keep more money circulating in the local economy and save many students the terrible walk to Otwtiri.