“Oh, so you teach…” That’s the statement I get most of the time when I attempt to describe to some people what my job entails. Level Up Village Co-ordinator, that is my job title and I invite you into my world. I joined Exponential Education in May 2016. I must confess that it was the zeal to work with young people that drew me to even apply for the job in the first place and I have enjoyed every bit of it since I was given the opportunity to be a part of this diverse family.
I am Grace Marfo, a self-motivated young woman with a Bachelor’s degree in Development Education from University for Development Studies in Ghana. In 2014, right after I finished my degree, I met Exponential Education where I assisted international volunteers by interpreting demographic surveys for Senior High School (SHS) students to be selected for our Peer to Peer tutoring programs. From here I had a growing interest in Expo in the sense that, when I was serving my country
Today begins our annual fundraiser at Ghana and we are looking to invest in change! As the Executive Director I am excited to share with you on how we have grown and where we will push ourselves for the 2018 - 2019 academic year. The 2016 - 2017 academic year was full of new opportunities that saw us investing in our local community and meeting new faces of teachers and children around Ghana. It was a year of growth and one we hope to continue to invest in for 2018 to create
Today we were able to sit down with our Operations Intern Emmanuel Anane-Poku Karikari. He was able to give us a bit of insight on how Exponential Education has affected his life and professional development. 1. Can you tell us a bit about yourself? My name is Emmanuel, I am from Ejisu, Ashanti Region. I am the third born of my parents of five in total. I completed JHS at Ejisu Model School and then I completed SHS in 2015 at Adu Gyamfi Senior High School in Agona-Jamasi. I p
Exactly one year ago, in September 2015, 193 global leaders signed and agreed on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Global Goals look at targeting governments specifically to create institutional and systemic change. They cover a range of disciplines including environment, socio-economic, gender dynamics, etc. This week September 18-24, 2016 is Global Goals Week. To celebrate the one-year anniversary of these SDGs the global community is trying to make as much noise
Who are the Expo tutors? Tutors Sharifa, Felicia, and Emmanuel with Program Associate Julie and Intern Emmanuel. They are funny and sassy, sometimes confident, sometimes shy. The group of tutors I know best is from Antoa SHS. Two days a week they teach Maths and English lessons at the local JHS, in partnership with their Program Associate who organizes and facilitates each tutoring session. On Wednesdays and Thursdays after their school day is over, the tutors walk the kilome
Having an Entrepreneurship programme has been an idea among Expo staff for a long time, but finally it is this year that the actual programme was launched. After choosing two partner schools in the Ejisu area and informing and selecting students, the pilot phase of the programme started in February 2016. Pilot programmes are so interestingly unique: it’s the phase where new things get tried out and adapted to become better versions, and there’s a feeling that everything is po