We connect, train, and equip over 300 local leaders who are keen to drive community-led change through education.
We are a Ghana national registered NGO and a UK registered charity. You can download all the most recent financial statements and annual reports on the charity commission website.
Since 2015, together, we have created a network of 50 physical Spots or libraries in Ghana and Kenya, most of which we built or renovated, and many of which are solar-powered. Communities also typically donate labour, land and resources to the construction process. During the pandemic, these education spaces have often been a key source of learning and educational resources in our communities.
Our greatest resource, however, are our volunteers. The Spots are led and owned by community committees comprising local educational leaders, traditional leaders, political leaders, teachers, students, parents and wider community members. These committees build local volunteer teams, who we connect centrally via WhatsApp, conferences and online programmes. Students start to echo the volunteerism they benefit from and see role modelled. On the ground, EduSpots feels like a movement for community-led change.
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. We strive towards a decolonized model of educational support in low-resource settings and are always keen to engage in conversations to achieve this aim better, on the ground, whilst advancing educational opportunity.
Since 2016, we have also sponsored roughly 200 science kits (working in partnership with Dext Technology) and delivered an estimated 120,000 books (many brand new, thanks to Book Aid International, and including £10,000 of new African fiction, local text books and our own Kwame’s Adventures and phonics series). We have fitted solar power to ten of our Spots, also enabling them to have electricity during frequent periods of light-out.
We work with 40 UK and Ghanaian schools in critically reflective active global citizenship projects, with an estimated 200 schools benefiting from our education programmes and resources, alongside our four popular live online courses. We have run an annual conference in Ghana and the UK since 2018, and led our first Ghana Youth Summit in 2019 alongside our first CLEd Academy in 2021.
We won the Tes International Award in 2018, sponsored by the British Council, and were shortlisted for the EDUCOM NGO or Business Contribution to Education in Ghana award.
Our core beliefs:
We believe that everyone should have access to a quality education that reflects and engages with their communities.
We believe in everyone’s ability to affect change.
Communities are stronger when diverse groups and schools work together.
Change is more sustainable when communities are engaged in social change.
Partnerships enable us to progress our impact and broaden our understanding.
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
EduSpots is a global collaboration for community-led change through education. We believe everyone has the capacity to shape their communities through education, building from Giroux’s philosophy that ‘all citizens, old and young, are equally …read more
Cat has overall oversight of the EduSpots’ ongoing development. She is passionate about both the role communities can play in transforming educational opportunities and the importance of critically reflective community-centred …read more
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
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 Staff Team
We currently employ three staff in Ghana part-time and two staff in the UK part-time, with many staff in the core team working voluntarily. We are reviewing our staffing strategy, with new Ghanaian leaders in STEM, literacy and leadership to be appointed shortly. We always look to maximise impact for our volunteers and communities.
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
A dedicated and enthusiastic believer in equality, diversity, and community-centred education. Having had the opportunity to work on several initiatives designed to improve livelihoods within communities nationally and internationally, she …read more
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
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
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
There are many more project leaders across the network of 42 centres. We continue to upload their profiles. They have a central role in the ever-evolving strategy of EduSpots.
Addae Serwaa Gloria is a volunteer (project leader) at EduSpots Ghana. She started basic education at the Messiah International School, and proceeded to Kumasi Anglican Senior High School before taking …read more
I am Claris Nadini, a MasterCard Scholar who is an energetic, self-motivated, young leader in Second Year at Ashesi University, Ghana, studying Mechanical Engineering. At Ashesi University, I am part …read more
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
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
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