The Ignite Programme

“My community awareness of the Spot has become tremendous, and learner numbers have increased considerably. The reading and writing skills of club members (which include other schools’ members) have been improved as well as their creativity and ability to think critically in solving problems. Both genders now understand the idea of stereotypes and its implications, child protection and safeguarding and the better ways of using the library and the strands of lessons to better their education.” (Franklin, Abofour) 

The Ignite Programme launched in May 2023 has catalysed the reach and impact of EduSpots’ work, most notably by increasing participation in our education strands by over 120%, also enhancing the core functioning of the Spots, leading to a larger number of users, books borrowed, improved opening hours, local fundraising and community-led activities. 

What does the Ignite Programme involve? 

Regional Academies – resource kits – monthly challenges – online workshops – WhatsApp community – peer & staff mentorship –  grant funding – national conference & graduation

As part of the Ignite Programme, Catalysts are supported in leading a range of clubs for learners stretching across early years education (EduKidz), STEM & sustainability education (EcoSTEM), creative JHS literacy (EduLit), and gender equity (Ignite Equity). All Catalysts also engage in our Spot Leadership strand with a range of practical team-based challenges designed to enhance the sustainability of Spots.

Ignite Academies 

“I have learnt so many things but what mostly inspired me most is hearing that we shouldn’t underestimate ourselves for anything. We will plan together and try to focus on achieving our goals as Spots, for my community and for the entire world.” (Catalyst, Akumadan)

“I feel more confident in leading change through education as a result of attending  this conference.” 94% strongly agreed. 

Between 28th April and 21st May 2023,  258 volunteers completed the Ignite Academies, held in Tamale, Akumadan, Elmina, Ho and online. The Academy training stretched across EduSpots’ ways of working, safeguarding and protection, introductions to the 4 learner strands and Spot operations.

Read an article on the Impact of the full Ignite Programme here. 
Watch the report of the Ignite training Academy in Elmina which was featured on Joy News:
Watch the report of the Ignite training Academy in Akumadan which was featured on Joy News:

Programme Guide

Access the Ignite Programme guide for volunteers here: EduSpots Ignite Programme Volunteer Guide




Ignite Opportunities!

On this page, we will post any links to opportunities that we think might be relevant to our Spot volunteers or wider Ambassadors network. If you come across something that …read more