Educational Outreach Program
The Astrient Foundation Educational Outreach Program (AFEOP) seeks to promote the spirit of volunteering and the involvement of young people in the betterment of their communities. Students volunteer to tutor and mentor children who live in communities in which educational resources are often deficient.
For example, in Ghana, our student volunteers tutor and mentor children at the Department of Social Welfare’s Osu Remand Home for Boys and Girls, the Vocational School for Girls and the Shelter for Abused Children. The volunteers not only teach English, Mathematics, Science and Entrepreneurial skills but are also actively involved in the counseling and family tracing services the facility provides for the children. The Program has also benefited the volunteers themselves as their experience with these children has been an “eye opener” to the challenges that some young people endure in Ghana.
Student volunteers also have the opportunity to tutor adults the use of computer technology. These students facilitate seminars that cover a variety of topics including personal computer basics, basic typing, office applications, effective use of the internet. The goal of this aspect of the AFEOP is to transfer knowledge and expertise to students in economically disadvantaged communities.