Almost all professionally trained teachers in Ghana move to urban areas with good electricity, sanitation and public health. This leaves remote rural areas with almost no qualified teachers, meaning children there often have primary school literacy rates as low as 9%. Teach 2 Teach (in partnership with School for Life Ghana) provides brief teacher training courses to unemployed young people in rural Ghanaian communities, and employs them as local teachers. With only a quick intervention, this model achieves results in nine months that would take three years using traditional teaching methods, while also providing stable employment and experience to local young people. Teach 2 Teach will use funding from The Fore to free up the organisation’s leadership from administrative tasks, allowing them to focus on strategy and development. Through this increased capacity, Teach 2 Teach hopes to bring in significant new partnerships and scale the model across Ghana (and, ultimately, West Africa).
Funding programme:Core Programme
Funding round:2019 Autumn
Location: Outside the UK
Sector: Poverty and disadvantage, Youth and education, Economic development and employability