Sponsor A School: Invest $30,000 a year for 2 years.
Between two and four Lead For Ghana Fellows (teachers) are posted to each host school. The sponsorship supports Fellows and their schools in the following ways:
Head teacher professional development: Lead For Ghana offers continuous professional development to Head Teachers every academic year, helping them hone their school leadership and management skills.
Small grants of up to $150 for teaching and learning materials: Fellows can apply to Lead For Ghana for up to $150 each year for teaching and learning materials, for example, supplies for hands on science lessons.
Accommodation, meals, stipends, and continuous professional development for 3 fellows: Three fellows directly impact over 150 children. Lead For Ghana Fellows visit the parents of their students to understand the vision parents have for their children, and to educate and invest parents in the academic development of their children.
VALUE OF SPONSORSHIP
Community engagement: Through the partnership with Lead For Ghana, individuals, employees and students of corporates and schools can connect and engage with Lead For Ghana schools in underserved communities is Ghana. They can participate in school refurbishment projects, support ICT education, “teach for a day”, mentor Teach For Ghana Fellows, and more.
Lead For Ghana Fellows as potential future employees: Lead For Ghana alumni represent an exceptional cohort of Ghanaian university graduates. They have strong academic skills and a proven capacity to lead, they have first-hand experience with instituting change, they have shown determination and action in the face of adversity, and they will quickly rise up the ranks in their companies and organizations. Based on similar models of change implemented in over 45 countries – Lead For Ghana is part of the Teach for All global network – we expect Lead For Ghana alumni to be highly sought after by corporate Ghana. By supporting Lead For Ghana, organizations can connect with Lead For Ghana Fellows as potential future employees.
Improved educational outcomes for children in underserved rural communities: According to the West African Exams Council, just 53% of Ghanaian students who took the national exam in 2016 earned a passing mark in English, and only 33% earned a passing mark in mathematics. The outcomes for pupils coming through the Ghanaian public school system, especially in rural areas, are significantly worse. Because of educational inequality, young people attending public schools in rural parts of the country have little chance of achieving higher education. Lead For Ghana, with your investment, will change this equation. Access to quality education for all children is critical to raising the skilled workforce needed for Ghana’s future development.