As a result of contacts with the Old Girls Association of Aburi Girls’ School in eastern Ghana, the Kirk Session has agreed that Crown Court Church will sponsor three years’ secondary education for a bright child who would otherwise, for financial or other reasons, be unable to access such a school. The sum of £750 per year will pay for the pupil’s education, accommodation, books and school uniforms.
A selection panel at the school has now nominated a suitable candidate, and we have been sponsoring her since the start of the school year in September 2010.
Crown Court Sunday School in particular will be involved in this project, and will take the opportunity to establish contact with the school and our sponsored pupil, and keep in touch with her progress.
Aburi, a Presbyterian institution which was run by Scottish missionaries for a long period in its history, has a long and illustrious tradition. The Scottish connection is reflected strongly in the names of the six houses in the school: Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Barradale, Kilsyth, Irene Anderson and Sylvia Asempa.
The girls are prepared for the West African Secondary School Certificate, which is taken at the end of the third year. Three programmes are available for pupils to follow: General (science and arts); Business; and Vocational (visual arts and home economics). Each of these three programmes includes a language (French) and although physical education is not an examination subject, it is included in the curriculum. Games presently available are netball, football, basketball, hockey and tennis.