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
Documentation of impact
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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