Education
 Ghana
Project #6549

Improve education quality in 500 Ghanaian schools

by Innovations for Poverty Action

Summary

The TCAI program in Ghana introduces a remedial education system that adds classroom helpers and targets instruction to actual skill levels.
$1,246
total raised
16
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

Enrollment rates in Ghana's primary schools have improved significantly, yet students are still lagging behind and advancements in learning do not match those in attendance. Pupil to teacher ratios remain low and often mask large disparities in classroom size, as well as variations in learning levels. Taking into account levels of teacher and student absenteeism and non educational activities, students in Ghana are productively engaged for only 39% of instructional time available.

Solution

The project works with a variety of stakeholders to improve teaching practices in schools. The goal is to ensure that instruction is focused at the right level for maximum effect on students' assimilation of knowledge and basic skills.

Long-Term Impact

Teacher Community Assistants (TCAs) will be identified and monitored by the School Management Committees and PTAs, thus creating a sustainable solution for remedial lessons to ensure that basic math and reading skills improve in all project regions.

Resources

http:/​/​www.poverty-action.org

Organization Information

Innovations for Poverty Action

Location: New Haven, CT - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.poverty-action.org
Innovations for Poverty Action
Project Leader:
Heidi McAnnally-Linz
New Haven, CT United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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