About us

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:

  1. We believe that everyone should have access to a quality education that reflects and engages with their communities.
  2. We believe in everyone’s ability to affect change.
  3. Communities are stronger when diverse groups and schools work together.
  4. Change is more sustainable when communities are engaged in social change.
  5. Partnerships enable us to progress our impact and broaden our understanding.

A news report on our CLEd Academy:

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 Our process in Ghana involves the following …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 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

Trustees

Cat Davison

Chair / Founder

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

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 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

Ghana Team Coordinator

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

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

Poppy Simpson

School Partnerships and Events Manager

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 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

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

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

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

Project Leaders

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.

Adu Boahen Carlos

Project Leader and 2021 Catalyst

I am Adu Boahen Carlos, from a rural community called Akumadan, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. A student of the University of Ghana reading Psychology, Sociology and Information Studies, …read more

Gloria Serwaa Addae

Project Leader and 2021 Catalyst

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

Ibrahim Nabila Adam

Project Leader and 2021 Catalyst

Ibrahim Nabila Adam is the sixth among thirteen siblings. Born to a peasant farmer and a petty trader some thirty eight years ago, I can comfortably describe what growing up …read more

Claris

Female Youth Grant Winner

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

Gertrude Akunlibe

Female Youth Grant Winner

Gertrude studies at Academy city – her ‘spot’ is in Dulugu, Bolgatanga. Gertrude created an idea for an educational centre open to the entire community, but managed by a local …read more

Cedella Asoma Quagraine

My name is Cedella Asoma Quagraine. I believe that my ultimatum is to make this world a better place through positive changes(irrespective of the capacity). I am from Tarkwa in …read more

Anita Esi Eleh

I am Anita Esi Eleh from Swedru in the Central Region of Ghana. I am passionate about the right of women, an artist and a fashion designer. I am the …read more

Sule Arahamatu

Project Leader and 2021 Catalyst

My name is Sule Arahamatu,  a native of Bimbilla in the Northern Region of Ghana and a B.Ed Basic Education Student of the University for Development Studies. I double as …read more

Nimatu Abdul-Rahman

Project Leader and 2021 Catalyst

I am from savelugu an outskirt of Tamale. I am very passionate about community service and also positive social change because  with right mind set a little change can cause …read more

Bashiru Yahaya

Hikmatu Sulemana and Bashiru Yahaya are Lead for Ghana alumni teachers. They served together in Yoo R/C junior high school, Savelugu, Northern Ghana, during the first two(2) years of their …read more

Yahya Seidu

Teacher Changemaker

Yahya is a youth activist, child education enthusiast and a teacher at Ebenezer Preparatory School, Ejura in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. As a highly-motivated and passionate young man, he …read more

Benjamin Nana Aikins

2021 Catalyst

Benjamin Nana Aikins is my name and the third among four siblings. I was born to a fisherman and a trader in the year 1987. I grew up from different …read more

Isaac Yirenkyi Kenya

Teacher Changemaker

Hockey is a well acclaimed sport which is gradually gaining grounds in Ghana.However in the Central Region,the enthusiasm and zeal to play Hockey is discouraging.This is very reason why the …read more

Dennis Doe

2021 Catalyst

Dennis Doe is my name, a native of Keta in the Southern part of the Volta Region in Ghana I had my primary and secondary education at Keta (KETASCO) and …read more

Melvina Conton

Female Youth Grant Winner

My name is Melvina Conton, from Freetown, Sierra Leone. I am currently a Mechanical engineering major at Ashesi University in Ghana. I am a 2019 Kectil Colleague and a 2019 …read more

SHARON MEGA

Female Youth Changemaker

My name is sharon Mega, I am 19 years old and I am from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I am a student at the Africa Science Academy in Ghana. I love …read more

Kofi Antwi

Project Leader

I am a teacher in Bono Manso in the Bono East region of Ghana. Having acquired teacher training from the University of Cape Coast, I was posted to my community …read more

Portia Selorm Dzamvivie

Volunteer

My name is Portia Selorm Dzamvivie, a graduate of the University of Education, Winneba with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design. I am a Teach For Ghana fellow …read more

International Volunteers

Our international volunteers play a range of roles supporting the work of EduSpots.

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

Ed Warren

Communications Support Officer

While a student at Brighton College, Ed was one of EduSpots’ first Student Ambassadors and supported many of the charity’s initiatives. During his gap year, in 2018, he returned to …read more

Sarah Davis

Finance and Admin Officer

Sarah is our Finance and Admin Officer. More info to come.

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

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

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

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

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

George Tunnacliffe

School Partnerships Support Officer

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