Jacobs Social Entrepreneur Fellow

Nana Ama Boa-amponsem

Think Education

Children from low-income households in Ghana who attend low-fee private schools have very little to no access to a thriving and enabling school environment because their schools lack robust systems in school management and administration.

Think Education has designed a holistic school improvement and advisory program that supports weak low-cost private schools to develop robust and context-based administrative and management systems that improve their schools’ resilience and ability to provide quality education.

The outputs of the non-profits solution span the development of school improvement plans, capacity-building programs, communities of practice and customised policies and action plans based on data. After the project’s launch in 2019, it has been tested in 4 schools in Tamale, the Northern Region of Ghana as part of a larger project to support 10 schools in the Sagnerigu district of Ghana.

In addition, the nonprofit has offered standalone solutions such as a school reopening planning guide and checklist which supported over 50 schools’ to plan for reopening in areas such as business and financial management, parent and staff engagement, teaching and learning.

This resource has so far impacted 5500+ school children, enabling schools in the Sagnerigu and Tamale Metro districts in the Northern region of Ghana, slowly return to operations in spite of the impacts of the pandemic.