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.
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).
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).
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.
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.