Stephen Senyo Tettegah
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 holds a BA (Hons) in English and Political Science from the University of Ghana and studied towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Education at the University of Education, Winneba. He also enrolled and completed the Social Ventures Weekend at the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School and is curricula studying an MA International Education and Development at the University of Sussex. After his undergraduate studies, Stephen served at the Office of the President and later became a Research Assistant at the Office of Parliament in Ghana.
He has taught numerous students across six schools in five regions of Ghana and had the opportunity to teach English Language in Israel under the TALMA fellowship. Stephen is a founding member and former Administrative Secretary of United Volunteers Network, an organisation that embarks on annual service projects to teach, support and inspire students in rural communities. He also worked with CharisTouch Foundation where he headed Programs and Projects for three years, introducing annual educational programmes aimed at improving rural education in selected areas.
Stephen recently completed a leadership development fellowship with Lead for Ghana and led global learning projects between students and educators in Ghana, the UK, America and Israel, among other initiatives. He was awarded the Most Influential Male Leader in his cohort and his team won the Most Innovative Community Project Award.
Before joining the EduSpots team, Stephen was a volunteer and Project Leader at Kalpohin, overseeing and leading several educational initiatives including the Readers and Leaders initiative to better academic outcomes. He was awarded EduSpots’ Youth Volunteer of the Year 2018 and Ghana Volunteer of the Year in 2019. He was as well awarded the Most Inspirational Teacher of the Year in the Ghana Educational Community (EDUCOM) awards in 2019.
At EduSpots, Stephen oversaw the literacy development work of the charity across our 42 projects. He developed and delivered training in various aspects of literacy development and components of our Community Leadership in Education Programme. He also provided coaching and support to catalysts to maximise educational outcomes, among others.
Stephen is excited that EduSpots has both community development and global citizenship focus, and aims to bring his experience and skills on board to contribute to building the capacity of volunteers and teachers to influence educational change in rural communities while advancing their career goals.