EduSpots is a creative, dynamic, and locally driven UK and Ghanaian registered charity which connects, trains, and equips voluntary community educators to create transformative literacy and STEM opportunities through education spaces named ‘Spots’, with a focus on female empowerment and environmental action. Together, we are creating a movement for community-led education.
Since 2016, through collaborating extensively with over 250 local volunteers, we have supported 50 communities in creating community-led and owned education spaces named ‘Spots’, with a strategy to support them in moving towards our ‘Dream Spot Model’. We are creating a model for a community-led education space with accompanying network engagement that could have applications across the world.
Our 16-strong but entirely part-time and remote working Ghanaian team creates collaborative learning opportunities through our Ignite and Community Leadership in Development (CLEd) Programmes which include training to lead our EduLit, EduSTEM, EduKidz and Ignite Girls clubs, alongside locally designed education projects, reaching over 15,000 students of all ages annually. In 2023-2024, we plan to strengthen the digital learning and resources across the Spots, as well as develop an app to enhance our systems and impact.
EduSpots is in an exciting period of its development, with multi-year unrestricted funding gained in 2022, and our new Ignite Programme launched in April gaining a multi-year grant alongside support from five competitive trusts and foundations. We won the Big Give Supporters’ Choice Award in 2022 and were selected as a finalist for the Their World Innovation Prize in 2023. In 2021, our Founder was a Finalist for the UNESCO-backed Global Teacher Prize.
We are excited by our future and looking to bring on board to build a strong foundation for our future impact.
Who are we looking for?
EduSpots is at a pivotal moment in its development as an organisation; we are looking to continue to bring the right people on board to strengthen and scale the impact of our work across our Spots, and in championing wider sustainable community-led education more widely.
We are particulalry looking for trustees with interest and experience in any the following areas (although if you feel an aligmentment with our work, we’d recommend that you drop us your CV):
- Communications and marketing
- Monitoring and evaluation
- IT and digital learning
- International education
- Programme development
- Volunteer engagement / network development
- Oragnisational development
We would particularly welcome trustees who have lived or worked in Ghana, or who have links to wider West Africa, or who have the ability to open EduSpots’ work up to new income streams.
We are a friendly and hands-on board, and whilst we only formally meet four times a year, we are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic person who is able to offer up to one day per month to support the Charity and its work. We are happy to accept applications from trustees in all locations.
If you are motivated by our community-led approach, committed to bringing about positive change, and have the skills and experience we need, we would love to hear from you.
Do email your CV to Cat Davison at firstname.lastname@example.org, explaining why you would like to be considered for this role, and feel you are a strong match for EduSpots.