In 2017 the Ghana Haarlem Foundation built two new floors on the Mother Theresa School in Techiman, Ghana. The foundation added 8 classrooms to the 3 story building.
In the past, there was no junior high or senior high in the region which meant that children were unable to continue their studies after primary school. Because of the realisation of the new school, children are able to continue their education.
After finishing the school, 300 children were able to attend junior high and senior high, with more children expected to attend in the future. They were able to employ six teachers.
Because the high schools were far away, a lot of children were forced to start working at a young age. Unfortunately, the unemployment rate amongst adolescents is also very high in the region. The new schools give children the chance to develop themselves academically which in turn will improve unemployment rates.