About us

Our team connect, train, and equip over 200 local educational Catalysts to drive community-led change through a network of 42 physical Spots or libraries, most of which we built or renovated, and many of which are solar-powered.

During the pandemic, these education spaces have often been the only source of learning and resources in our communities.

Our Ghanaian staff team lead programmes in leadership, practical STEM and literacy development, which through our local leaders or Catalysts, are impacting an estimated 15,000 learners annually, with communities using education as a tool to solve local problems.

Since 2016, we have also sponsored roughly 300 science kits (working in partnership with Dext Technology) and delivered an estimated 100,000 books (many brand new, thanks to Book Aid International, and including £7000 of new African fiction and local text books). We have fitted solar power to ten of our Spots, also enabling them to have light during frequent periods of light-out.

We work with 40 UK and Ghanaian schools in active global citizenship projects, with an estimated 15,000 students in over 150 schools benefiting from our education programmes and resources. We have run an annual conference in Ghana and the UK since 2018, and led our first Ghana Youth Summit in 2019.

You can download all the most recent financial statements and annual reports on the charity commission website. 

Our mission

Our core vision is a world in which communities unite to create the future that they want to see through education. Our process involves the following stages (note that ‘we’ …read more

Our partners

Edu Spots has always been a collaborative project. So many people have been quick to understand the power of our solar-powered ‘spots’, filled with educational resources and run by enthusiastic …read more

Our story

EduSpots is a global collaboration for community-led change, tied to education in sustainable development. Click here to read more about our vision and strategy. Over 500 people have been involved in …read more

Trustees

Cat Davison

Chair / Founder

Cat has overall oversight of the EduSpots’ ongoing development. She is passionate about the role communities can play in transforming educational opportunities and the importance of critically reflective community-centred education.  …read more

Ruth Bussey

Trustee

Ruth is a Chartered Accountant with previous experience of auditing UK charities during 7 years at EY London. In addition to being a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants …read more

Amjad Saleem

Trustee

Amjad Saleem (OS 96) is a British Sri Lankan currently working with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Geneva. He manages the work around diversity, inclusion, …read more

Mark Goodrich

Trustee

Mark is a partner with the global firm White & Case LLP and has over 20 years’ experience as a lawyer. Mark’s work has involved him in projects and disputes …read more

Gloria Agyemang

Trustee

Gloria Agyemang, Professor of Accounting, and current Head of the School of Business and Management at Royal Holloway, University of London holds a PhD in Management from the University of …read more

Our Team

Stephen Senyo Tettegah

Head of Literacy Development & Leadership Coach

A growing leader, award-winning educator and youth activist, Stephen is keen to fully utilise his skills and potentials to advance educational opportunities for young people in rural areas especially. He …read more

Ali Eliasu

Head of STEM and Leadership Coach

Ali Eliasu is the Head of STEM and Leadership Coach of EduSpots and the organisation’s founding lead on its STEM programme; working closely with the STEM team in the UK, …read more

Eric Seyram Kofi Senoo

Finance Officer

Eric is a result driven and dynamic risk and finance professional. He works as a credit risk administrator in the financial services industry and is actively involved as a young …read more

Francis Yeboah

Head of Hospitality and Resource Provision in Ghana

Francis Yeboah is our Head of Hospitality and Resource Provision in Ghana and a founding trustee of EduSpots Ghana. He works part-time to ensure to oversee resource provision for our …read more

Laura Ward

Head of Operations Support

Laura is our Operations Support Officer, providing assistance across many aspects of the Charities activities. With nearly 20 years’ experience in the education and charity sectors, Laura brings a wealth …read more

George Tunnacliffe

Head of School Partnerships

After graduating from the University of Leicester in 2017 with a degree in BA Geography, George took up a Graduate Assistant role at St John’s Leatherhead before becoming a Teacher …read more

Saoirse Walsh

School Partnerships Officer

Since graduating from Durham University in 2018 with a Joint Honours degree in English Literature and Philosophy, Saoirse has completed her PGCE and worked as an English teacher at Brighton …read more

Dawn Parks

Head UK Primary School Partnerships

Dawn is a Special Educational Needs Coordinator and Deputy Safeguarding Officer at Brighton College Nursery and Pre-Prep. She has a BA (hons) in Primary Education from the University of Brighton …read more

Katie Couldrey

Well-being and Literacy Advisor

Katie Couldrey has been in the education sector for 10 years and has experience of both the state and private sector. She currently works as a housemistress and teacher of …read more

David Roche

STEM Advisor

David works as a Physics teacher at Sevenoaks School in the UK. Prior to starting teaching, David studied Engineering at Imperial College London, before completing his PhD at the University …read more

Claudia Vyvyan

Student Ambassador Coordinator

During her final year at Marlborough College Claudia took on the role as a Student Ambassador following her introduction to EduSpots through the Online Global Learning Course. Claudia introduced EduSpots …read more

Oliver Champness

Partnerships Support Officer

An Old Brightonian, Oliver was part of the first student team to visit to Ghana from the school in 2015, subsequently supporting EduSpots through various fundraising activities. Since graduating from …read more

Advisory Board

This board exists to advise the board on key areas of strategy.

Livingstone Delali Agbo

Advisory Board Member

Livingstone Delali Agbo is a graduate of the University for Development Studies with a Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Community Development. He has over five years experience in the non-profit …read more

Yvonne Peters

Advisory Board Member

Yvonne Peters Asamoning is a development enthusiast who works with communities to ensure sustainable growth, collective leadership and community-led change. Yvonne believes that individuals hold the power to lead home-grown …read more

Helen Denyer

Advisory Board Member

Helen Denyer lived and worked in Ghana for 3 years with the African Gifted Foundation. During the first year she was their Project Manager leading the team on the ground …read more

Nana Demoah

Advisory Board Member

Nana Awere Damoah works as a publisher, bookseller and technical services consultant. He is the co-founder of booknook.store – an online bookshop focused on distributing printed African books across the …read more