The Street Academy Annexe Project was set up in 2003, by Felicity Marks. Having spent four months teaching street children in Accra, Ghana, she decided that she wanted to do more to help educate the capital's street and needy children.
The Street Academy is a school that already exists in Accra. It provides free education to children aged 8-18, as well as uniforms, books, and a decent meal each day. Those children that show academic aptitude are sponsored through formal schools (education is NOT free in Ghana), whilst others are given vocational training.
The existing school is currently housed in little more than a hut - teaching three different classes in the same room obviously has its drawbacks. The aim of the Street Academy Annexe Project is to raise enough money (about £20,000) in order to re-house the existing school, and to increase its intake.