Welcome to St Nicholas Preparatory School
St. Nicholas School is a unique school. At St Nicholas we believe that every child deserves an education. Children living in abject poverty in the port town of Tema New Town, close to Ghana’s capital city Accra, are given the opportunity to obtain an education. Without St. Nicholas these children may never receive any formal schooling.
St. Nicholas is run entirely by voluntary donations and receives no state funding. The first school building was built with a grant from the Maria Tsakos Foundation on land donated by the Tsakos Group. It was opened in February 2012 with two classrooms.
To date, the basement and ground floor of the school are complete, housing six classrooms, a library and a computer room. In 2018 Mytilineos SA, a Greek company of international scope, donated the school canteen (building and equipment) for 150 children to have their daily meals, which are provided free of charge by the school. In 2019 Mytilineos SA also donated 6 rooms on the second floor of the main building, which can accommodate 120 students. Three of them, fully equipped were inaugurated in 2019. The remaining three will be completed in the first quarter of 2021, as due to Covid-19 the school remains closed.
The next stage of the building is to complete additional classrooms. We estimate the cost for this addition to be in the region of Euro 90,000.
The St Nicholas Foundation is registered with the UK Charities Commission (Charity No: 1164193). The charity was officially registered in November 2015 to support and oversee the school. St Nicholas is also a registered NGO in Ghana. Please see ‘What we do’ to find out more about our school today.
Our mission and vision
The school’s mission is to improve the lives of disadvantaged children living in Tema New Town by providing school education, which will enable them to progress to higher levels of education. Our vision for the future is that the school will expand to cover primary and junior high school education, culminating in the development of a vocational college. The vocational college will help the children acquire practical skills, which will enable them to find a job at the end of their education.
Would you like to get involved?
There are many ways to get involved with St. Nicholas from sponsoring a child to, volunteering or participating in an open challenge. We have various opportunities, all of which make a difference to the lives of children living in abject poverty.