Jacobs Social Entrepreneur Fellow, LEAP Fellow

Simeon Martey

Child Dream Foundation

Children in deprived communities in Keta and Dambai, the Volta Region and Oti Region of Ghana, respectively, do not have access to supplemental learning for a holistic child development.
CDF is embarking on a Supplementary Leading Project to enhance the reading skills of learners using modern pedagogy with STEM and Life Skills integration to boost the holistic educational development of children in the deprived communities they operate in.

ALT Kids raising the hands to answer a teachers question in a classroom

In addition, the project seeks to sensitize parents to be aware of the learning needs of children as well. CDF launched the Supplemental Learning project in the wake of COVID-19, running a pilot program which supported 200+ learners under 37 schools within Keta/Anloga District, Volta region of Ghana.

Through the success of the pilot program, CDF secured a partnership with Right To Play under its Gender Responsive Education and Transformation (GREAT) Project to extend the program to more children in the district.

For the past 3 years, the partnership has so far helped CDF to reach 2,079+ children. The incorporation of STEM and playful activities with Life Skills in the program served as a great solution to address the difficulty in reading, writing and numeracy among children in these deprived communities.