School for Life

Poor teaching perpetuates poverty. Unfortunately in Ghana, thousands of children are held back by poor education. Four out of every five adults are illiterate .Teaching them to read and write will save them from a lifetime of poverty and give them the chance to make a success of their lives

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 April 2013 to 12:00 AM, 1 April 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1016767)




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The Northern Region of Ghana has the highest levels of poverty in the country. While access to primary education is increasing, literacy rates are falling and the Basic Education Certificate pass rate among children in many districts of the north is in single figures. Most children belong to minority language groups. Taught in English with poor resources, they struggle to learn. Teachers lack training, resources and adequate support


This project will introduce sustainable changes to the teaching methods used in primary education system to help children to read and write. The project combines the introduction of mother-tongue, gender sensitive and child-centred teaching methods, giving teachers matching-resources, and strengthening on-going training and teacher supervision. Schools across 8 districts will have the capacity and support to deliver improved quality education on an ongoing basis.