There are enough primary schools, and there are enough good universities but a lot of children struggle to finish their high school. Simple because they can not pay the admission fee. And also because they have to help the family in providing a living for themselves and their families.
Every year we select for now six children to follow our six year program. The children are selected nationwide but mostly from the rural areas of Ghana. They complete an entrance examination and a questionnaire, interview, and background check to determine their talent and neediness.
The selected children who start the program promise, in writing to support the SmartKids Foundation and participate in the proces during their future professional life. With a pledge to pay it forward they help next kids to finish school. In that light it is good to see that most of the board members of the foundation in Ghana are former SmartKids.