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.
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.
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.
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.