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The story of Newill Academy started in 2010 when Mr. William Newman, a Ghanaian teacher founded a nursery in an empty storage building next to his mother's house in Koforidua. His aim is to provide quality daycare and education for children who suffer social disadvantage in the area, mainly the children of the market sellers and street vendors who can't afford to stay at home with them.
A group of European architects in close cooperation with the local management have revised the plans in 2016 and soon started the construction works of the low-cost sustainable school building.
During the next summer holiday in August 2017 our volunteers had completed the floor slab above the classrooms, added a staircase, erected the walls of the first floor classrooms and harvested and prepared bamboo for the facade. Two more building phases should follow in the next years to complete the academy which provides comfortable and suitable room for the 240 pupils.