Improving teaching methods

The project aims to deliver a condensed in-service teacher training programme to 100% of the government kindergarten schools in the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District, improving teachers’ methods and children’s learning outcomes. More specifically, the project will improve the teachers’ capacity to deliver the Ghana kindergarten curriculum through an active play-based learning methodology. Kindergarten students will have improved learning outcomes, in numeracy, literacy and creativity, giving them the tools to start a better life. All the schools will be provided with culturally-appropriate books, toys and classroom guides. During the second year of the project, activities will be taken over and implemented by the Ghana Education Service District Officers, with support from the Sabre Education team.

Sabre Education is a British charity founded in 2004. It aims to contribute to transforming the life chances of children in developing countries by improving access to and the quality of their early years education.

 


News

Type

Education

Duration

September 2018 – August 2020

Location

Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District / Ghana

With whom

Sabre Education

Website

www.sabre.education/

Ghana

Population
28.8 million (2017)

Per Capita Income
USD 1'880/year (2017)

Poverty rate *
23% (2017)

Literacy rate
71% (2016)

Human Development Index
140th out of 189 countries (2018)

Renowned for its stability and democratic governance Ghana has made great progress over the past 20 years in reducing poverty and hunger among its population. Its economy is growing ahead of the average for the Africa region. This is reflected in gradual improvements in the efficiency of public institutions. Although primary school enrolment has reached 100 %, secondary school enrolment lags at 60% for male students and 47% for female students. Health care varies widely across the country with huge inequalities between the north and south of the country and between urban centres, generally well served, and rural areas often with no health care at all. Similarly, water supply and sanitation still face a number of challenges, mainly due to neglect until the 1990s.

Sources: World Food Program, UNICEF, World Bank, 2016 Human Development Report, Human Development Indices and Indicators (2018 Statistical Update)

*The percentage of the population living below the national poverty line.