Panko Project is a youth center with a vision of a world where all children get the opportunity to develop their skills and talents and are given the chance to reach their full potential in life. The mission is to provide a safe place and opportunities for less privileged children to learn foundation skills required to develop their full potential.
The center is located in the Kogni (Mile 9) Residential Area, Sagnarigu Municipality, Northern region of Ghana and occupying a land size of 0.58 acres with learning spaces and playground.
Education can serve as the foundation for children to achieve a brighter future and for communities to thrive. This belief in the transformational power of education is what drives us at Panko. So our immediate objective is to support school-going rural children who are between the ages of 8 and 17 years to succeed in school and beyond.
These children are carefully selected from low-income families in rural communities and are subsequently assessed and placed at appropriate cluster levels. The children come to the youth centre everyday for two hours after school to participate in activities surrounding education, sports and social skills—laying the foundation to lead self-determined lives. They choose to commit to the programme for at least one year.