IDP Foundation Co-founder and Chairwoman, Irene Pritzker, announces new leadership structure and appoints Corina Gardner as CEO

IDP Foundation Co-founder and Chairwoman, Irene Pritzker, announces new leadership structure and appoints Corina Gardner as CEO

Teachers on the frontline of COVID-19 learning loss: why independent low-fee private schools need support now more than ever

Teachers on the frontline of COVID-19 learning loss: why independent low-fee private schools need support now more than ever

As Ghana’s independent low-fee private schools settle into the third term of the year and exams loom on the horizon, proprietors and teachers have the unprecedented task of trying to combat the challenges of learning loss, financial instability, and lack of staff. Following 10 months of school closures last year and the passionate efforts of school proprietors to safely open their doors, the focus is on bridging the learning gap. While these schools are battling to keep their classrooms open, as well as support their pupils in catching up by extending hours and term times, their resilience is self-determined with limited external support. Without formal state intervention any future pandemic waves could close their doors for good, resulting in a spike of out-of-school children across Ghana. 

How the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the Sustainable Development Goals and what this means for the future of education in the developing world

How the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the Sustainable Development Goals and what this means for the future of education in the developing world

The UN has recently updated the context of its SDGs to reflect the shifting socioeconomic and health and wellbeing landscape in the wake of COVID-19. While the world is still in the grip of the pandemic and constantly adapting its response to this unimaginable crisis, the development sector has been forced to look at its pre-pandemic strategies while assessing how to adapt. All stakeholders must now consider new ways in which we can tackle not just the immediate impact of COVID-19 but also the reality of this unconceivable setback to achieving systematic change. 

How IDP Foundation COVID-19 Relief Program Is Supporting Vulnerable Low Fee Private Schools in Ghana To Remain Open During These Difficult times

How IDP Foundation COVID-19 Relief Program Is Supporting Vulnerable Low Fee Private Schools in Ghana To Remain Open During These Difficult times

Urgent relief grants have been disbursed to the most vulnerable schools in our IDP Rising Schools Program in Ghana. The school proprietors from our program are passionate education entrepreneurs who have devoted their time and resources to serving their communities. When their schools were forced to close for 10 months due to COVID-19, it was a significant blow. 

Essential Needs of LFPS in the context of COVID-19: A pre-reopening assessment by Associates for Change

Essential Needs of LFPS in the context of COVID-19:          A pre-reopening assessment by Associates for Change

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted the education sector around the world and will continue to do so for some time to come. School closures alone are estimated by UNESCO (in 2020) to have affected over 1.1 billion students worldwide. While the pandemic has affected all corners of life across every community, education in the developing world has had its own unique set of challenges, from lack of access to remote learning channels to little financial support for independent low fee private schools (LFPS). 

Impact Assessment of school closures on Ghana’s Low Fee Private Schools

Impact Assessment of school closures on Ghana’s Low Fee Private Schools

IDP Foundation recently partnered with external Ghanaian research group, Associates for Change (AfC), to conduct an Impact Assessment aimed at investigating the extent to which COVID-19 has affected the operations of Low Fee Private Schools (LFPS). IDP Foundation serves these schools through its keystone IDP Rising Schools Program. 

International Day of the Girl

International Day of the Girl

In honor of this years’ International Day of the Girl, under the theme “My voice, our equal future”, IDP Foundation joined in supporting the 2020 digital campaign aimed at amplifying girls’ voices and standing up for their rights. Through promoting the hashtag #IDG2020 and education-related facts across our digital channels, we focused on bringing attention to girls’ rights and the unique challenges they face all over the world.

​RFP for external evaluation to assess the Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

​RFP for external evaluation to assess the Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

The IDP Foundation, Inc. is soliciting an external evaluation in order to assess the Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Low Fee Private Schools that make up its flagship program – The IDP Rising Schools Program (IDPRSP).

IDP Foundation Announces Executive Director of Education

IDP Foundation Announces Executive Director of Education

The IDP Foundation, Inc. (IDPF) has named Corina Gardner as Executive Director of Education.

IDPF & Harambean's Global Access Program Round Two

IDPF & Harambean's Global Access Program Round Two

Back in 2017, IDP Foundation, Inc. became a founding partner of the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance in order to find a way to effectively support the many social enterprises that are working towards hard to tackle global issues.

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