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 more sustainable and lasting change.
This past year we have focused efforts to make Expo more sustainable.
These efforts include:
1. Investing in Ghanaian staff
2. Developing stronger bonds with our partner organisations.
As part of our model to invest in Ghanaian staff we now have a ratio of 7 to 4 Ghanaian to international staff. This model has allowed us to develop deeper bonds with Ghana Education Services as well as create strong institutional knowledge on program design and implementation.
We have also developed closer bonds with our local and international partners. This has included closer ties to Ghana Education Services and the Girl Child Officers (both district and regional offices), KNUST, and Level Up Village. These closer ties have allowed us to receive more local support, strategically align ourselves to the needs of the community, and find more ways to connect our students to higher institutions. It has been a year of investing and growing our sustainability as an organisation.
The past year saw Expo grow in many diverse ways and we hope to continue to invest and grow in 2018. We hope to reach even more schools, teachers, and students in 2018. This includes piloting year long programs of Peer to Peer and Boys for Positive Change! There are a lot of ambitious projects planned and we are excited to spread more sustainable change for 2018!
If you would like to show your support for Expo and our programs you can donate here.
As well, if you are interested in learning more about our 2017 impact you can readthe report here.
Let’s continue to invest and grow in 2018 to create the most impact and true sustainable change.