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 holds a BA (Hons) in English and Political Science from the University of Ghana and partly studied towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Education at the University of Cape Coast. He also enrolled in the University of Cambridge Social Ventures programme. After the university, Stephen served at the Office of the President and later became a Research Assistant at the Office of Parliament in Ghana, before following his passion for education.

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.

Mr Tettegah recently completed a leadership development fellowship with Teach for Ghana (now Lead for Ghana) and led global learning projects between students and educators in Ghana, the UK, America and Israel, among other initiatives.

Before joining the EduSpots team, Stephen was a volunteer and project leader at Kalpohin, overseeing and leading several educational initiatives to better academic outcomes and address social problems. He was awarded Youth Volunteer of the Year 2018 and Volunteer of the Year in 2019. Stephen was recognised by Lead for Ghana as the Most Influential Male Leader in his cohort. He was as well awarded the Most Inspirational Teacher of the Year in the Ghana Educational Community (EDUCOM) awards in 2019.

At EduSpots, Stephen oversees the literacy work of the charity and also delivers training on library and volunteer management. He also provides support to catalysts to maximise educational outcomes at the Spots. 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.