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Empowering low-cost private schools to create an environment that enables ALL children learn and thrive
With 6 out of 10 children globally deprived of quality education, the need for change is undeniable.
We recognize that a significant barrier faced by students in low-income communities stems from the inadequate systems and structures in their schools’ management and administration.
We are committed to empowering low-cost private schools to enhance the quality of education they offer. We firmly believe that every child, regardless of their background, deserves a chance at a high-quality education. Our mission is to transform these schools into centers of excellence, paving the way for a brighter future for all students.
Low-cost private schools are playing an indispensable role in expanding access to education, particularly in low-income communities.
Of the nearly 35,000 private schools in Ghana, 80% of them are classified as basic schools. Approximately 40% of these schools are privately owned, and among them, a significant 40% are low-cost private schools serving low-income families. Many low-cost private schools face challenges in delivering quality education due to their limited access to advisory and support services in implementing effective operational, administrative and management systems.
Since 2020, we have been supporting low-cost private schools to improve their administration, management, and operations, equipping them with the tools needed to create environments where students can learn and thrive.
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The average lifespan of low-cost private schools in Ghana is estimated to be 14 years.
According to the Ghana National Council of Private Schools, some 222 low-cost private schools collapsed during the 10-Month COVID-19 closure. Over 60,000 children were affected, and many struggled to re-enter school.
Private schools educate over 8 million students and employ over 400,000 individuals across Ghana. Low-fee private schools make up 40% of this number. These schools not only serve children from Ghana’s lowest-income households but also provide decent employment to local communities.
Together let's support all schoolchildren to have access to a school environment that builds the foundation for their future success.
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