Resource 1: Reasons for living in families

Background information / subject knowledge for teacher

  • To protect children.
  • To provide food and shelter for children.
  • To teach children how to live.
  • To teach children the things they need to know, such as honesty and respect for others.
  • Because children cannot support themselves.
  • For adults to have companionship.
  • Because people are social beings and cannot live alone.
  • To provide a role model for children.
  • To share friendship and love.
  • To share the tasks.

Here are some pictures of Ghanaian families:

Adapted from: Opportunity International, One way, Website

3.Working with the community

Resource 2: Family network