IDPF in the News
Putting Outcomes Above Ideology: Why the Development Sector Must Recognize the Critical Role of Low-Fee Private Schools in Addressing the Global Learning Crisis
September 20th, 2022
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.
Building a more sustainable education landscape: Lessons from a decade of supporting low-fee private schools in Ghana
July 10th, 2022
Follwing 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 consititue 48% of the population, has been increasing over the years hence the need for a state-led intervention to boost education."
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
August 31st, 2021
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.
Low-fee private schools demand attention as Ghana crawls from the COVID-19 shock
July 6th, 2021
“If low-fee private schools did not exist today, the number of out of school children that we would have to deal with would be at alarming levels,” observed Stephen Opuni, the Country Director for the IDP Foundation in Ghana.
Post-Pandemic Education: Public-Private Partnerships Are Critical in Developing Countries
June 23rd, 2021
Before schools started to reopen this spring, more than 80 public education instructors in Ghana participated in virtual training sessions that featured Sesame Street Muppets Zobi and Kami, along with Ghanaian actress Matilda Asante playing their teacher Ms. Efia.
Saving Independent Schools in Ghana: How IDP Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Helped 41K Students Return to School Safely
June 21st, 2021
Financial assistance to school proprietors provides urgent relief to low-fee private schools, helping them to reopen and preventing permanent closures.
Ghana Tertiary Education Commission and IDP Foundation Support Public School Teacher Training in Ghana in Partnership with Sesame Workshop
May 25th, 2021
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
IDP Foundation wins Non-profit Video Award
March 21st, 2021
IDP Foundation is delighted to have been named the winner of the best Non-profit video at Ragan's Video, Visual & Virtual Awards and we congratulate our fellow winners and nominees.
IDP Foundation supports reopening of highly vulnerable independent low-fee private schools
February 26th, 2021
IDP Foundation is disbursing urgent relief funds to the most vulnerable low-fee private schools that have participated in their IDP Rising Schools Program (IDPFRSP) in Ghana.
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