Ghana – IDP Rising Schools and Sinapi Aba Trust
The IDP Rising Schools Program, an initiative created and implemented by the IDP Foundation, Inc. and Opportunity’s Ghana institution Sinapi Aba Trust, is improving the quality of education offered in affordable non-government schools in poor urban and rural communities across Ghana. Now in its third year, the pilot has built on its progress with 103 schools in varying stages of training. As of December 31, 2011, 100 loans were disbursed to 80 schools. An external evaluation is underway to assess the pilot and develop the future plan.
Recent highlights include:
Ghana – Opportunity Savings and Loans (OISL)
Many women in Ghana struggle to pay school fees for their children to attend to school. But with your help, Opportunity is banking on education in Ghana to make sure every child gets an education.
The Education Finance program in Ghana seeks to provide funding and technical support to disadvantaged private education institutions. As of December 2011, Opportunity reported active school loans with 110 proprietors and an outstanding Education Finance loan portfolio valuing $468,811. OISL is working to form relationships with an additional 25 schools.
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