The IDP Rising Schools Program is expanding and the school leaders in Ghana need your help.
The IDP Rising Schools Program seeks your support to expand its operations in Ghana. Donate at the $50 level or above and the IDP Foundation will double your impact by matching your gift. Help these community members provide children with the education they deserve!
About the IDP Foundation
Government schools in rural Africa do not provide the oversight and resources required to ensure that children are learning. This has led to the widespread phenomenon of private schools that serve the poor. Community members are taking education into their own hands by establishing schools that charge minimal fees (around $15 per term) in exchange for the assurance that teachers will be actively engaged in educating their children.
However, these schools lack infrastructure and require additional support. In partnership with Sinapi Aba Trust (a Ghanaian microfinance institution), the IDP Rising Schools Program provides extensive training to owners of existing private schools for the poor coupled with access to microfinance loans in order to improve their management and infrastructure, thereby enhancing the learning environment for children.
In 2009 the IDP Foundation, Inc., in partnership with Sinapi Aba Trust commenced the IDP Rising Schools Program. As Sinapi Aba Trust expands the program, the IDP Foundation will continue to be committed and provide oversight. This program provides the first necessary step in creating improvements that address the needs of hundreds of thousands of forgotten children.