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ABOUT US

 

Teach For Ghana is a nationwide movement of solution-driven leaders expanding educational opportunity to all children in Ghana. 


What We Do

We recruit Ghana's most promising future leaders from varied disciplines to teach in Ghana's underserved rural communities through a highly selective, two-year fellowship. The Teach For Ghana fellowship is a rewarding and critical leadership program that equips Fellows with transferable leadership skills to effect change in teaching practice, school culture, and educational outcomes in the communities we serve. Post fellowship, alumni of the program build on their classroom teaching experience to drive long-term systemic change in the educational sector in Ghana as they progress into leadership roles in their varied private, public and educational sector professions. 

The Teach For Ghana model is based on the proven success of 42 country organizations including: Teach For America, Teach For Nepal, Teach For China, Teach For India, Teach First (UK) and, most recently, Teach For Nigeria- - all members of the Teach For All network.  

Why We Exist

For decades in Ghana, children's economic background and place of birth has determined their educational outcomes and, therefore, their prospects in life. Today, children from the poorest families do not achieve at the same rate as their wealthier peers. 

A recent survey by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) found that 98% of Ghana's class 2 pupils are unable to read with comprehension in English and/or a local language. Essentially, these pupils go through years of zero value-added primary schooling, and as they move along the academic trajectory in Ghana's most underserved districts, only 49% of them make it to the Junior High School level. 

It is important to note that these educational challenges do not start or end in the classroom. They begin before children enter school and remain due to poverty, inequality and archaic cultural practices. Teach For Ghana exists to change this narrative. 

VISION 

We are working towards a day where all children in Ghana will have access to an excellent education-an education that develops them with the knowledge, resources and mindset to create their own pathways. 

 

MISSION


Enlist Committed Individuals

We recruit highly motivated recent university graduates and young professionals from varied disciplines to teach in Ghana’s underserved communities through a highly selective, two-year fellowship. Participants of the Teach For Ghana program are called Fellows.
 

Develop Leaders for Change

The Teach For Ghana fellowship is a rewarding and critical leadership program trains and supports Fellows to effect change in teaching practice, school culture and educational outcomes in the communities they serve. 
 

Build an Alumni Network

After the fellowship, alumni of the program build on their classroom teaching experience to drive long-term systemic change in the educational sector in Ghana as they progress into leadership roles in their varied private, public and educational sector professions.