Nsoroma (En-so-ro-ma) is a start-up Ghanaian charity founded by our “STAR” Solomon. They intend to supplement the work of Tomorrow’s Stars in the Elmina area and they receive small grants from us to do this. Nsoroma focuses on local children who have parental support for their education and expects parents to provide study areas in their homes. Nsoroma also offers occasional events and excursions to enhance their education.
NSOROMA Study Center:
This project has 22 selected students from 3 schools from Grade 3-8 who meet 3-4 times/week, mostly in evenings at the Nsoroma study center at Christ Cares School. Students do homework there with coaching from Tomorrow’s Stars PIF students Justice, Rolland and Rebecca. Their grades are tracked and are already improving.
Excursion to Elmina Slave Castle
(A World Heritage Site)
In March these students had a tour of nearby Elmina Castle, formerly a holding prison for slaves headed to the “Americas”. The tour is tasteful but unsettling, but they appreciated the history lesson, asked questions and wrote reports.
The Black Panther Movie:
Another excursion was a day at the movies. The group went to nearby Cape Coast to see the movie “Black Panther” in a hotel theatre room. For everyone, it was the first time seeing a movie on the “big screen”, they were so excited. The movie day was funded by our volunteer (and “Star”) Fred Graham. Fred’s son was the stunt man for the actor who played the Black Panther, how cool is that? They enjoyed the movie and wrote reports on the excursion.
Continued study center use and excursions are planned. They have also toured Kakum National Forest.
Solo was recently on the local radio station urging parents to provide a study area in their homes at a cost of about $12. He continues to “make education possible” every day all through Elmina.