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 236,150 students with a
Christ-centered education.

Training

School leaders trained: 1,635  |  Teachers trained: 2,343

Loans

1,228 loans disbursed to 595 schools  |  Total loan capital (USD): $12,026,261

 

730

Total Schools Impacted

*Cumulative impact as of March 31, 2019

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 Fiagbor, Ghana Country Director

Godwin Fiagbor joined Edify in September 2011 as the first international staff member. Prior to joining Edify, Godwin served as the Operations Manager for the Electronic Banking Department of CAL Bank, a local Ghanaian bank, for four years. Godwin has a BSC. in Chemistry (with honors) from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. He is passionate about Christ-centered leadership and technology.

Godwin is also the youth leader of his local church where he leads teenagers and young adults to embark on evangelistic programs nationwide in 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.”

Solomon Adu-Gyamfi, Impact Assessment Officer

Solomon joined Edify in November 2019 as an Impact Assessment Officer. He is responsible for tracking progress and measuring the outcomes of the interventions in partner schools. He also provides technical support to other Edify staff for the implementation of trainings among partner schools in Ghana. 

Prior to joining Edify, he served as Regional Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning and Regional Data Management Coordinator at Family Health International 360 for four years. Additionally, he worked with the Ghana Education Service as Education Management Information System Officer for 10 years, and also collaborated with other NGOs as partners.

Solomon is a member and elder of his local church and holds a degree in Business Management Studies, Diploma in statistics and a Professional Teacher Certificate. He is passionate about quality education for children in his community.

Bright Akomeah-Bonsu, Ed Tech Integration Officer

Bright joined Edify in November 2019 as an Ed Tech Integration Officer. He is a professional teacher with 11 years of experience. His role at Edify is to provide training, coaching and support visits for schools that have implemented education technology through a partnership with Edify.

Prior to joining Edify, he worked with Peak Lyceum as head of the school and at Agape School Complex as a social studies and religious studies teacher. He was also in charge of Christian transformation activities.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Foundations of Education from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

Bright believes that the use of technology in today’s classroom will give learners an edge over others who don’t have access and will make them employable in the future.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 great love for Christ and manages all media activities in her church.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.