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Ghana


Takano, Balungu, Tongo LA, and Salvation Army Primary Schools in Talensi district

We serve children at four government-run primary schools

Working with Afrikids, we are providing tablet-based instruction to children in grades 1-4 to test the fit of our software application in preparation for scale.

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Takano Primary School

Serving children through a center-based learning program designed for grades 1 to 4.

  • Location: Takano Primary School, Talensi, Ghana
  • Curriculum and Language of Instruction: Math and Literacy (in English)
  • Research Focus: How well is the delivery model working? How suitable is the intervention for learners at the different grade levels?
  • Type of Study: Implementation study
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Balungu Primary School

Serving children through a center-based learning program designed for grades 1 to 4.

  • Location: Balungu Primary School, Talensi, Ghana
  • Curriculum and Language of Instruction: Math and Literacy (in English)
  • Research Focus: How well is the delivery model working? How suitable is the intervention for learners at the different grade levels?
  • Type of Study: Implementation study
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Tongo LA Primary School

Serving children through a center-based learning program designed for grades 1 to 4.

  • Location: Tongo Primary School, Talensi, Ghana
  • Curriculum and Language of Instruction: Math and Literacy (in English)
  • Research Focus: How well is the delivery model working? How suitable is the intervention for learners at the different grade levels?
  • Type of Study: Implementation study
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Salvation Army Primary School

Serving children through a center-based learning program designed for grades 1 to 4.

  • Location: Salvation Army Primary School, Talensi, Ghana
  • Curriculum and Language of Instruction: Math and Literacy (in English)
  • Research Focus: How well is the delivery model working? How suitable is the intervention for learners at the different grade levels?
  • Type of Study: Implementation study
State of Education in ghana

Nearly 623,500 children of primary school age are still not enrolled in primary school and one out of four children in the kindergarten age range (from four to five years of age) are not in preschool.

Ghana has made great strides in the education space, with youth literacy rate jumping from 71 to 86 percent between 2000 and 2010, and the gross enrollment rate in secondary education increasing from 57 percent in 2012 to 73 percent in 2017. That being said, Ghana’s education system continues to struggle with a shortage of trained teachers, poor learning outcomes despite increased enrollment rates and disparities between rural and urban regions. 

Population (2019): 30.4 million

Population under age of 15 (2016): 39%

Pre-primary age children not enrolled in kindergarten: 25%

Those illiterate in 15-24 year age range: 434,946

Ratio of pre-primary teachers to students: 39:1

Impact

The pilot, in partnership with Afrikids, has reached over 360 children across the two schools. This study is critical for testing and building out scale models in new contexts. 

Our Ghana Site Partners

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Burkina Faso Ghana Malawi Sierra Leone Tanzania
Software
Afrikids
Ghana
Implementation