CLEd Programme

The Community Leadership in Education (CLEd) programme aims to develop our Catalysts’ knowledge, skills and mindset to lead sustainable change in their communities through education, based on their community’s aims and aspirations. All those involved in CLEd are currently already long-term volunteers in EduSpots communities.

The programme has seven core components: Project Management, Community Engagement, Education Project Design, Communication for Impact, Literacy Development, Child Protection & Inclusion, and Fundraising & Social Entrepreneurship. STEM education and advanced literacy are additional components, and the Academy also explores well-being in social change, the power of reflection, and social leadership more widely.

We have been building leadership capacity of our local leaders since 2016, but are launching the first trial of the CLEd programme and certificate in January 2020 with our first 5 day EduSpots Academy in April 2021 with our first cohort of 19 Catalysts, who have already demonstrated impressive leadership potential and commitment in our Spot communities.

The 9 month programme involves the following stages:

  • Application and interview process
  • Introduction to course, group and mentors (online)
  • Community needs assessment
  • 5 Day Residential CLEd Academy
  • Ongoing mentoring from local coaches
  • Grant application process
  • Community visits
  • Documentation of impact
  • Presentations
  • Graduation

We will be calling again for applications to be part of the second cohort in December 2021.

We will be releasing our first impact report shortly – the impact of CLEd upon individuals and their communities has exceeded all expectations in the first trial.

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Catalysts (2021-2022)

These are the first cohort of individuals taking part in our Community Leadership in Education (CLEd) Certificate from January 2021 – December 2022. They were selected after application, from within our existing volunteer network.

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

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

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

Hikmatu Sulemana

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

Sadock Ofori

2021 Catalyst

Sadock Ofori is a graduate from the University of Education, Winneba with a bachelors degree in Community Based Rehabilitation and Disability Studies. As a volunteer with strong leadership skills, he …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

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

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

Janet Amponsah Addae

2021 Catalyst

Addae Amponsah Janet is the name I was born and bred with. I am a native of Abofour in the Ashanti region of Ghana and a proud EduSpots volunteer. I …read more

Wakil Abdul Rahaman

2021 Catalyst

My name is Abdul Rahaman Wakil a native of Tamale in the Northern region of Ghana . I am the  lead volunteer of Kalpohin EduSpots and catalyst in the CLEd …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

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

Ruhia Imoro

2021 Catalyst

I am Imoro Ruhia, a volunteer at Kalpohin community library. I completed Kalpohin Junior high school and proceeded to Ghana Senior High School in the Northern region of Ghana. I …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

Catalysts (2018-2020)

In October 2018, we launched youth and teacher change maker program offering grants and mentoring to young women and teachers keen to lead an education project in their community. In order to secure the opportunity, the girls had to submit a detailed application, with those shortlisted being interviewed. Successful candidates are given support in fine-tuning their ideas, with Ghanaian and UK mentors assigned to support their project through to completion.

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

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

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

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

Seiba Abdul Rahman

I am Seiba Abdul Rahman I come from Bimbilla in the northern Region of Ghana. I play football, volleyball and Badminton. I like mathematics and would be studying Electronics and …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

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

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

Yvonne Peters Asamonin

Teacher Changemaker

My name is Yvonne Peters Asamoning. I consider myself an educator, a mentor and a community developer. I am excited about the Teacher change-maker grant I have received from Eduspots. …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

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

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

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

Hikmatu Sulemana

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

Stephen Senyo Tettegah

Teacher Changemaker

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 …read more

Ali Eliasu

Teacher Changemaker

Ali Eliasu is the Head of STEM and Leadership Coach of EduSpots and the organisation’s founding lead on its STEM programme; working closely with the STEM team in the UK, …read more