Advisory and school improvement program
Our school reopening planning guide and checklist supported over 50 schools plan for reopening in areas such as business and financial management, parent and staff engagement, teaching and learning. This resource which impacted 600 educators and over 5500 schoolchildren, enabled schools in the Sagnerigu and Tamale Metro districts in the Northern region of Ghana, slowly return to operations in spite of the impacts of the pandemic. The collapse of these schools would have posed dire consequences on the education of the demographic of children they serve.
Better Schools Project
Think Education is supporting 30 schools in the Tamale Metro, Sagnerigu, Kumbungu, Savelugu-Nanton and Karaga districts in the Northern region of Ghana, through the Better Schools Project to address challenges in teacher recruitment, records management, basic bookkeeping and school fee collection. This project will enable over 450 school owners, administrators and teachers, and over 7,500 schoolchildren, benefit from more robust school systems.
Sustainable Development Goals
Our work helps to ensure that low-fee private schools have a solid foundation to build on and schools are better equipped through robust and efficient systems and structures to improve on the education services they provide.
Better systems also mean expansion enabling the school to enrol even more children, thereby increasing access to education.
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Low-fee private schools provide employment to over 400,000 employees across Ghana. We support schools to develop effective financial models, budgets and other forms of financial plans. This encourages their growth and sustainability, enabling them to access funding/financing and create opportunities for good and decent jobs and secure livelihoods particularly for school staff.
We recognise that the number of unemployed women exceeds unemployed men in our area of operations thus, our Better Schools Project is 100% female-managed and implemented. This strategy aims to forge pathways to harness the innovation and creativity of women as influencers of quality education as well as advance women’s skills development and career advancement.
Research shows that low-fee private schools are unable to improve the quality of education services due to the lack of access, unlike middle and upper-middle-income contemporaries. Think Education's program bridges this gap and attempts to put low-fee private basic schools on a level playing field as their colleagues who have access to these services. Subsequently, creating equal opportunities for children from low-fee private schools.