GHANA

THE NEED

Nearly 500,000 children

are estimated to be out of school. (UNICEF)

The national net enrollment

rate in primary school was most recently reported at 89% (EMIS 2013/14), meaning that 11% of children of appropriate school-going age are not in school. (UNICEF)

76.6% Literacy rate

(ages 15 and over)

24.2%

Population below poverty line (2013 est)

 

*Sources: https://www.unicef.org/ghana/REALLY_SIMPLE_STATS_-_Is- sue_4(1).pdf, https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/ geos/gh.html

THE IMPACT

Edify began operations in 2010.

We have impacted 208,674 students with a
Christ-centered education.

Training

School leaders trained: 1,086  |  Teachers trained: 1,846

Loans

1,078 loans disbursed to 538 schools  |  Total loan capital (USD): $10,572,622

 

640

Total Schools Impacted

*Cumulative impact of March 31, 2018

EDIFY TEAM IN GHANA

Ken Appenteng-MensahVice President of African Programs

Ken Appenteng-Mensah joined Edify in August 2013 as the Vice President of African Programs. Before joining Edify, Ken worked for the German International Cooperation (GIZ) managing a project aimed at facilitating the development and implementation of an agricultural insurance system in Ghana.

Godwin FiagborDirector of Technology Solutions

Godwin Fiagbor is the Director of Technology Solutions in Ghana and Liberia for Edify. He joined Edify in October 2011 and installs computer labs in schools within the Edify program. He oversees the implementation of ICT development in these schools.

Dorcas Adwoa AidooEducation Officer

Dorcas comes to Edify with a professional background in Social Work and Development Management. She previously worked for World Education Inc.

Abigail Oteng-YeboahMonitoring and Evaluation Officer

Abigail Oteng-Yeboah joined Edify Ghana as the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in September 2014. Prior to this, she worked as the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager for Community Empowerment Associates. She also worked for Plan Ghana and CARE International Ghana as an Intern and Project Facilitator, respectively.

Peter AmfoFinancial Sustainability Officer

Peter Amfo joined Edify in 2015 as the Financial Sustainability Officer. In his role, he serves as a financial coach and mentor to Edify partner schools.

Mark Ransford Mensah, Technology Support Officer

Mark Ransford Mensah Joined Edify in September 2018. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Ghana. His role with edify is to provide support to all existing and new Edify partner schools with educational technology projects and Edify-Ghana staff.

Before joining Edify, Mark worked in the finance sector for two years with SDC Finance Limited as IT and Systems Administrator Officer. He is very much passionate about empowering the youth of Ghana in taking over the technology sector of the country and empowering and motivating youth to be responsible leaders.

Mark is currently an active member of the youth group of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church located in Tema, Ghana.

Deborah Sekyi,
Christian Transformation
and Training Officer

Deborah is a graduate of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and holds a degree in English. She later worked with “Operation Serve” mission project towards kindling social and spiritual transformation in four villages in Northern Ghana.

Michael Adu-CarolAssistant Christian Transformation and Training Officer

Michael Adu-Carol specializes in ministry and Christian leadership. He has a certificate in Leadership and Entrepreneurship; he also has a certificate in Christian leadership called “Pastors mentoring Pastors.”

Yvonne Ekua Deiba KoomsonAssistant Christian Transformation

and Training Officer

Yvonne obtained a degree in Economy from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. She later obtained her MSc. in Development and Project Planning from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom.

Juliana AmoatengEducational Technology Project Support Officer

Juliana completed her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Education at the University of Education, Winneba. Before working with Edify Ghana, she participated in voluntary field work and data entry with World Vision, Ghana.

Florentine Adjoa Ansah-AsareEducational Officer

Florentine holds a Master of Education (M.Ed) degree in Economics of Education and Management from Central China Normal University, a certificate of Proficiency in Chinese from Beijing Language and Culture University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and Theatre Arts from the University of Ghana Legon. She is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

Michael Joe AmpiawBookkeeper

Joe holds a degree in Bachelor of Science in Computing with Accounting from the University for Development Studies. He has a passion in accounting and information systems and believes that when accounting and computing comes together it makes a person a critical thinker and a developer.
He likes supporting the disseminating of the gospel in partner schools especially what will help children grow in the Lord.

Dorcas Storm GodwinsonEducational Technology Admin Officer

Dorcas Storm Godwinson is a young professional and was previously the head of IT for a legal and strategic advisory services company. She has a servant’s heart and has served and worked with school children during her mandatory National service where she taught an hour a day in the classroom. She has a servant’s heart and a great love for Christ and manages all media activities in her church.

Adwoa Nyantekyiwaa, Literacy Education Specialist

Adwoa Nyantakyiwaa is a professional teacher with twenty-two years teaching experience with the Ghana Education Service. Before joining Edify she was a course tutor at the University of Cape Coast Distance Education Department and was a key trainer for Edify from 2014-2017, focusing on leadership development for proprietors.

Adwoa is in the choir at her local church and teaches in the children’s department.