Even poor children will become successful students if they are equipped with the necessary support – that is what I want to proof, that is why I have founded the O.P.S.” to quote the owner Mr. Andrews Esuman Prah. This particular private school was founded in 1998. Starting with 55 pupils they now have more than 700. The founder, Mr. Prah, is a trained teacher, who also used teach at a Teacher Training College. Being born into a poor family, he himself had to work hard to become a teacher. That is why the promotion of poor children is so very close to his heart. The school starts from Nursery, Kindergarten up to the end of Junior High School. 2013 they started to build up a Senior High School as well.

In 2004 the first sponsored students passed their exams successfully. Among the 15 teachers there are some few who have finished their qualification as a teacher; so quite a number of teachers try to save some money in order to continue their education.

Since 2001 Baobab Children Foundation has been cooperating with this school.
2017 the sponsorship for Oxford students will come to an end.

Baobab projects in support of the school

The tree project
In cooperation with the African NGO “Time for the Trees” 100 trees were planted in the vicinity of the school. These trees are now casting their shadow on the school yard.

The toilet house
The Central Region suffers from acute water shortage during the dry season. Using the pre-financed sponsorship funds and the help of the students a large water reservoir was built for the school.

The water tank

Since 2003 we are collecting bicycles in the Freiburg area and transport them to our workshop, where they can be repaired if necessary. The bicycles are given to students and teachers who come from remote villages or farms so that they can spare themselves long distance walks and they can save the cost for transportation.

The bicycle project for Oxford School and Baobab Centre
Since 2003 we are collecting bicycles in the Freiburg area and transport them to our workshop, where they can be repaired if necessary. The bicycles are given to students and teachers who come from remote villages or farms so that they can spare themselves long distance walks and they can save the cost for transportation.

 Sponsorship for students
120 pupils of the Oxford School have been sponsored by Germans. For 120 € per year school fees, text books and other school materials have been financed. The rest was left for the parents to cover. Over the past few years quite a number of our sponsored children left the school with excellent results and were accepted at renowned Senior High Schools for further education up to University level. Usually the sponsoring comes to an end, when the pupil leaves the Junior High School, unless the sponsor is prepared to pay more money. Now that we have our own school and need sponsors for our own children, we cannot take over new sponsorship for Oxford pupils.
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Celestina
Celestina is writing a letter to her sponsor
DIE OXFORD PREPARATORY SCHOOL