Lawrence Dankwah

Education and Research Manager

Lawrence rejoins the EduSpots team as Education and Research Manager, and starts in mid September.

Lawrence envisions a society where all children will be competent to solve problems and consistently grow in and out of their classrooms through the power of education. Lawrence is a Commonwealth Shared Scholar with an MSc in Education for Sustainable Futures in Adults, Community & Youth contexts from the University of Glasgow, UK. Lawrence has over three years of experience in administration, teaching and community development in the local government and nonprofit sectors. He is skilled at leading and managing projects with a proven track record of successfully engaging communities and building relationships.

After founding a Dichemso Spot in Kumasi as a committed volunteer for EduSpots, Lawrence initially joined the EduSpots staff team from 2021-2022 as the Literacy Program Coordinator for EduSpots. Here, Lawrence collaborated with volunteers across the network  to successfully design a model for EduLit clubs at the Junior High School level.

Lawrence received the Most Innovative Community Project award as an alumnus of the Lead for Ghana fellowship programme. Through his ‘Read to Achieve Literacy Project’, he received $2000 grant funding to execute the Don’t Stop Learning Project with Teach for All, which harnessed tablets to facilitate autonomous learning and enhance English literacy, numeracy, and digital skills. In addition to his literacy development work, his commitment to the SDGs led him to spearhead the construction of a $10,000 school canteen in Dichemso, Ghana, which will improve the health and well-being of over 150 children upon completion.

He has also volunteered with renowned charities such as the World Literacy Foundation, The Prince’s Trust, and the Glasgow Science Center. Lawrence’s research interests converge on new materialist, posthuman, and decolonial philosophical perspectives on innovatively approaching literacy education within community contexts.

In the long term, he aspires to maximise his impact through social entrepreneurship and training educators to be equipped for an unpredictable future.