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MALTINAA OF TOLON EDUCATIONAL EMPOWERMENT PROJECT
Dr. Renee Campbell, Maltinaa of Tolon was askinned in December 2006 and given the responsibility of Development Chief for the Tolon - Village of Ghana West Africa. Dr. Campbell therefore established the Maltinaa of Tolon Educational Empowerment Project on August 3, 2019.
Tolon is derived from the Eastern Dagomba dialect, “Tolung” which means delegate. The Chief at that time because of his old age failed to go to war over attempts to win more territories of Dagbong. The Chief delegated leading the war to a younger person, hence the title, “Tolum” meaning delegate.
Tolon is a peace loving and friendly town. Seventy-five percent of the people are farmers and raise livestock. The main crops are maize, rice, millet, groundnut, beans, cowpeas, cassava, sorghum, and yam.
The Philosophy of the Maltinaa of Tolon Empowerment Project
Early childhood education has a direct effect on the development of children and effects their overall development, on into when they become adults. It is imperative that we invest in the children of Tolon now so they can reap the benefits of their future contributions. We believe through education and encouragement children can become productive adults who give back, help, and make their communities thrive emotionally and economically. The education of these precious minds will positively impact the world.
What is the Maltinaa of Tolon Educational Scholarship Program (MOTEP)?
MOTEP’s is an educational scholarship program that educates children in K-1, K-2, and Kindergarten through the 8th grade. The scholarship program was launched by Dr. Renee Campbell on August 2, 2019, in the village of
Tolon -Ghana West Africa. The scholarship provided 22 children per year with school fees, supplies, and uniforms.
Who Are the Scholarship Recipients?
Scholarship recipients live in the Northern region of Ghana in one of the poorest villages with the highest number of unhoused children that live on the streets. Applicants that benefit from MOTEP are selected by the Tolon Community. Other slots are for members of the Tolon Community whose families are experiencing socioeconomic hardships and desire assistance with educational expenses.
Scholarship Application Process
Any member of the Tolon Community can apply for a scholarship by writing a letter to a member of the Educational Impact Committee, Trustees/Signatories, or Tolon-Naa. The letter should state why education is important to the family, express needs, and explain future goals. The application process is respectful and supportive of applicants. All photos of scholarship recipients and applicants are approved by parents and care providers and are only shared in community celebrations, uplifting the next generation of productive citizens. Individual records are maintained confidentially.
Approval and Disbursement of Scholarships
The Educational Impact Committee reviews and approves applications. After applicants have been approved by the Impact Committee, applications are presented to Dr. Renee Campbell, Maltinaa of Tolon, for the final “expressed approval.” Following approval, Tolon Naa Trustees disburse the scholarships. All recipients will receive a scholarship through the Eighth grade, as long as they remain in good academic standing.
Outcomes to Date
Since August 3, 2019, the Maltinaa of Tolon Educational Empowerment Project has consistently provided twenty-three students, Kindergarten through Eighth grade with scholarships that pay for school fees, supplies and uniforms. The scholarship program is currently in its third year of funding. Scholarship recipients are in grades Kindergarten through the Eighth grade with a yearly scholarship that provides money for school fees, supplies and uniforms.
Let’s Create Together Foundation Collaboration
The Maltinaa of Tolon Empowerment (MOTEP) is extremely thankful for the support of the Let’s Create Together Foundation. Let’s Create Together Foundation collaborated with the Maltinaa Team in Ghana and provided scholarship beneficiaries of MOTEP with a “sumptuous breakfast” says Mr. Thomas Pang, a educational leader of Tolon. The beneficiaries received packets of pencils, t-shirts and words of encouragement from Maltinaa of Tolon through the team in Ghana in addition to their MOTEP scholarships. All recipients were very happy and excited for this day of educational advancement. PGHF truly extends gratitude for all of the individual, grassroots, and organizational support.
Maltinaa of Tolon - Educational Scholarship Program(MOTEP) Recipients - 2020
Gallery Food Images are Reflective of the Natural Resources of Ghana & are used for Educational Purposes
Early childhood education has a direct effect on the development of children and their overall development into adulthood. It is imperative that we invest in the children of Tolon. Children who are educated will become adults who are better equipped to give back to make their communities grow and thrive emotionally and economically.
Continuing Humanitarian Work in Ghana
EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION