EduSpots, started in 2015 as Reading Spots, a project between Ghanaian community members, pupils and teachers, and UK schools. It initially focused on providing learning resources that were accessible to entire communities in remote areas of Ghana. The ‘spots’ are all run by community members in Ghana, with committed volunteer teams opening the ‘spots’ and running activities. In 2019 the name reading spots was changed to ‘EduSpots’, in order to better represent the goals for ‘spots’ created. They no longer focused on just reading and literacy but additionally STEM-related areas, environmental action and a host of subject areas to make an impact.
Today, EduSpots is in 40 communities creating community-led education ‘spots’, powered by solar (10 so far), whilst nurturing deeper reflection on sustainable development and leading programmes in practical STEM and literacy development. These communities include Abofour, Bolgatanga, Tamale, Bimbilla, Takoradi Airforce Base, James Camp Prison, Kodzi, Tafo, New Atuabo, Bosomadwe, Mafi Anfoe, Ejura, Tease and Gomoa-Manso just to mention a few. The initiative is making great impact in education with its 350 volunteers and 15,000 active learners.
EduSpots has a range of beneficial programmes for participants in different capacities, including Education conferences, EduLIT (literacy training programmes), EduSTEM (practical STEM education in communities), school partnerships and Online courses like Leadership and Action or Education and Development.
Interested in volunteering or donating to the EduSpots initiative or signing up for a course? Then visit the EduSpots website and pick from their diverse ways of contributing to the development of Education in Ghana.
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Ps. WeGo innovate is inviting all Ghanaian STEM ChangeMakers! If you have a passion for STEM and are willing to share how you use STEM within your organization please reach out to us on any of social media pages or via email at GH4STEM@gmail.com.
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