By 2016, more than
will be trained in effective teaching strategies.
By 2016, more than
will be distributed to CODE program schools.
will be certified to train teachers in reading and writing instruction.
Located in West Africa, Ghana is an English-speaking country on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea. Successes in Ghana’s education sector include seeing the literacy rate rise by 20% in the past decade (UNESCO 2014).
However, in rural and northern regions of the country, enrolment rates are low and drop-out rates are high. There is also a low level of commitment from teachers due to low pay and poor teaching conditions, especially in rural and public schools, where there are fewer resources (Government of Ghana 2003).
Together with our partner the Ghana Book Trust (GBT), CODE is implementing Reading Ghana some of the neediest areas of Ghana. The Ashanti region has been chosen as a result of the needs assessment which revealed poor examination results, inadequate supply of supplementary reading materials, and inadequate number of trained teachers.
The program aims are twofold:
Population: 25.905 million
Area: 238,000 km2
GDP (per capita): $108.5 billion
Languages: The official language in Ghana is English, yet many other local languages are spoken, including Asante, Ewe, Fante, Boron, Dagomba, Dangme, Dagarte,, Kokomba, Akyem, and Ga.
Literacy Rate: 90.6%
Literacy Rate for Women: 89.9%
Literacy Rate for Men: 91.3%
Out-of-school Rate: 8.1% of school-aged children do not attend school
Where We Work: the Ashanti Region, located in south Ghana.
Up to 75% of teachers working in the region have received little or no formal training.
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