In rural Ghana, on average, girls attain 4 years of education, compared to 13 years in more affluent areas.
PEAS launched a pilot in Ghana in 2023. We are working with local partners to design and deliver a sustainable school improvement programme in government schools. This pilot will form the platform for future system level strengthening.
We are working with the local Ghana Education Service and a local partner, the Savannah Education Trust, to design and deliver a sustainable school improvement programme, reaching over 2,200 students, 51% of whom are girls.
After 15 years of operation, PEAS is ready to utilise our experience and expertise to support transformational change in new geographies.
In 2023 we launched our first ever programme in Ghana. Working in partnership with the Savannah Education Trust, and the local Ghana Education Service, we have co-designed the programme to ensure its relevance to the local context whilst drawing on our learnings and expertise from PEAS school improvement programmes in Uganda and Zambia.
The pilot is being delivered in 14 basic government schools in Lawra, Upper West region of Northern Ghana.
Through this programme, we are focusing on building school leaders’ capacity to drive long-term improvements, including inclusive teaching practices and robust safeguarding systems.
For 8 years, Luke has been the Head Teacher of a government school in Lawra, Ghana. He feels proud of the safe and inclusive learning environment he has created, with support from PEAS and the Savannah Education Trust.Find out more about Luke's story
In 2023, PEAS launched its first programme in Ghana, working in Lawra Municipality to improve education quality and inclusion in partnership with Savannah Education Trust and the Ghana Education Service. Building on expertise and evidence from PEAS’ school improvement programmes in Uganda and Zambia, the project aims to empower school leaders and education officials to drive long-term school improvement through establishing inclusive teaching practices and robust safeguarding systems and developing constructive relationships with their school community.
For 8 years, Luke has been the Head Teacher of a government school in Lawra, Ghana. He feels proud of the safe and inclusive learning environment he has created, with support from PEAS and the Savannah Education Trust.
Luke says: “I see myself as a better teacher and head teacher now than ever before. The things I know and do, I do not see when I visit other schools.
This project has built my capacity to support my teachers. I can conduct quality lesson observations and provide coaching and feedback to my teachers devoid of fault finding so that they can improve their lesson delivery. Our new teacher training programme has also come in handy with student-centred techniques and simple steps to follow. I organize in-school CPD programmes on student-centred pedagogies, safeguarding and the new Ghana Education Service Curriculum.
This project has also supported me to drive school improvement. I can prepare a School Improvement Plan which gives my teachers and I a roadmap to drive sustainable school improvement. I have also learned about safeguarding and the measures to put in place in school to provide a safe environment for learners to learn.
I now see child protection and safeguarding to be the most important thing if teaching and learning are already effective. All learners can make it if they feel safe to learn.”