I found my philanthropic calling in 2008 while visiting the Agbogbloshie market in Accra, Ghana.
While most of our grantmaking is done to support our keystone program, the IDP Rising Schools Program, and to promote advocacy efforts in global education, we also fund locally based organizations that share our same belief that education is a key component to conquering many of the world’s greatest challenges.
Magdalene Sackey was in a bind. The proprietor of a low-fee private school in Ghana with ambitions to expand capacity, she had acquired land for a new campus in Mataheko, a town in greater metropolitan Accra.
An integral portion of the TFET program are the in-person trainings that consist of a two-tier “train the trainer” model in which a group of “master teachers” completes the first tier of training and then replicates the experience to their fellow teachers at their schools.
In the opening of a video entitled Practical Ways to Make the Classroom Creative and Fun, “Sesame Street” Muppets Zobi and Kami are playing a new song for their favorite teacher, Ms. Efia, slapping out the rhythm on a drum.
Lively and engagingly informative discussions dominated the 2019 African Diaspora Network’s “African Diaspora Investment Symposium” held in the heart of Silicon Valley, California on January 26 – 28, 2019.
Congratulations to IDPF President & CEO, Irene D. Pritzker, for receiving the Australia US Midwest Award for Outstanding Achievement!
We are very proud to share that the IDP Foundation, Inc. (IDPF) is featured in the highly anticipated Clayton Christensen book, The Prosperity paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty.