Webinar + Moving the Discussion Forward on Low-Fee Private Schools in Ghana

Webinar + Moving the Discussion Forward on Low-Fee Private Schools in Ghana

Fresh off the release of their latest report on an increasingly diversifying education landscape, Results for Development and the IDP Foundation continue moving the discussion forward on low-fee private schools.

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Irene Pritzker Discusses the State of Impact Investing at Yale School of Management

Irene Pritzker Discusses the State of Impact Investing at Yale School of Management

A trip to Ghana in 2008 to help secure microfinance loans for struggling rural schools convinced IDP Foundation President Irene Pritzker that a new financing model was desperately needed to ensure the survival of these small local institutions.

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A Review of the IDP Rising Schools Program at Sinapi Aba: Implementing a Sustainable Low-Income Schools Loan Product in Ghana

A Review of the IDP Rising Schools Program at Sinapi Aba: Implementing a Sustainable Low-Income Schools Loan Product in Ghana

IDP Foundation was approached by CapitalPlus Exchange (CapPlus), a local non-profit organization that works closely with financial institutions in emerging markets to serve small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and assist in growing their businesses more effectively.

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Low-Fee Private Schools: Closing the Education Gap in Ghana

Low-Fee Private Schools: Closing the Education Gap in Ghana

Within the past decade, there has been a surge in low-fee private schools in some of the poorest countries across the globe. In 2010, there were an estimated one million private schools in the developing world; however, the fastest-growing group of these are small low-fee private schools, run by entrepreneurs in poor areas that cater to those living on less than $2 (USD) a day.

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Ashesi University Student Prince Kwarase on Volunteering with the IDP Rising Schools Program

Ashesi University Student Prince Kwarase on Volunteering with the IDP Rising Schools Program

During a recent visit to Ashesi, the IDP Foundation had the opportunity to meet one student who is using creative and critical thinking skills to improve basic education in Ghana. In addition to co-founding the TrimTab Network, Prince Kennedy Kwarase (Business Administration, ’17) interned for the IDP Foundation’s keystone initiative, the IDP Rising Schools Program, which aims to improve educational infrastructure in existing low-fee private schools serving the poor in Ghana.

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IDP Rising Schools Program Success Story: Developing a Business Plan for Success

IDP Rising Schools Program Success Story: Developing a Business Plan for Success

Comfort Amesawu is the proprietor of Bescal Jewels Academy in Tema, within Ghana’s Greater Accra region. Prior to enrolling in the IDP Rising Schools Program (IDPRS), Comfort did not have a written business plan for her school.

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IDP Rising Schools Program Success Story: Focusing on Teacher Training

IDP Rising Schools Program Success Story: Focusing on Teacher Training

Christiana Adu Kyeremeh is the proprietor of Chris Academy in the Abesim community of Sunyani, Ghana. She participated in the IDP Rising Schools Program’s teacher and proprietor training in May 2014.

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Will a Teacher Crisis Prevent Accomplishment of the MDGs and EFA?

Will a Teacher Crisis Prevent Accomplishment of the MDGs and EFA?

The education sector is experiencing a teacher crisis that if left unaddressed could prevent some United Nations member states from meeting the universal primary education and quality goals put forth.

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Is Education For All Really “For All”?

Is Education For All Really “For All”?

Every September, the international community descends on New York City to participate in the United Nations General Assembly. The month alone signifies change as we start to see flickers of the seasonal shift, but it also means something for the global landscape as we see so many world leaders come together to discuss the greatest needs around the globe.

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Meet a Low-Cost Private School Proprietor: David Boakye

Meet a Low-Cost Private School Proprietor: David Boakye

Taking out a loan with IDPRSP increased David’s effectiveness in his ability to lead his staff, manage the state of the school, strengthen the community, handle repayments responsibly, and even open a savings account through Sinapi Aba Savings and Loan.

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