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IDP Foundation Announces Launch of New Ongoza Program in Kenya

IDP Foundation (IDPF), in collaboration with Dignitas and Premier Credit Limited, has today formally announced the launch of the Ongoza program in Kenya. With an initial commitment of three years, the program is focused on improving quality and learning outcomes in non-formal schools through a combination of financial support, school leadership training, and improving teachers’ ability to deliver Kenya’s Competency Based Curriculum (CBC). While financial support is being extended to schools across 14 counties in all, the intensive school leadership and teacher training is focused on an initial cohort of 69 schools selected from the Kasarani, Kiserian, Rongai, Ngong, Embakasi, and Kayole areas.
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Putting Outcomes Above Ideology: Why the Development Sector Must Recognize the Critical Role of Low-Fee Private Schools in Addressing the Global Learning Crisis

IDP Foundation's CEO Corina Gardner and Country Director Stephen Caleb Opuni talked to Next Billion about the urgency of the current learning loss due to the COVID 19 pandemic, and how that within the development sector there is often a significant disconnect between the global debate over whether the non-state sector should play a role in the global education landscape – and the reality on the ground.
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Building a more sustainable education landscape: Lessons from a decade of supporting low-fee private schools in Ghana

Following on from IDP Foundation's webinar, News Ghana highlighted our call for recognition and support of low-fee private schools. "According to the Foundation, patronage of low-fee private schools (LFPS) by low-income families who constitute 48% of the population, has been increasing over the years – hence the need for a state-led intervention to boost education."
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Supporting low-fee private schools to become sustainable is key to reducing the out of school impact of COVID-19: A Conversation with Inside Philanthropy

IDP Foundation's Executive Director, Corina Gardner recently spoke to Liz Longley at Inside Philanthropy about IDP Foundation’s support of the affordable non-state education sector – specifically low-fee private schools, and why we believe building their sustainability is key to tackling the continuing education crisis.
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Ghana Tertiary Education Commission and IDP Foundation Support Public School Teacher Training in Ghana, in Partnership with Sesame Workshop

The IDP Foundation, Inc. (IDPF), dedicated to encouraging and supporting sustainable solutions to complex global issues, has partnered with the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC), established by the Education Regulatory Bodies Act, 2020 (Act 1023) to make a teacher-training programme IDPF-developed with Sesame Workshop, available to pre-service teacher education institutions in Ghana
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