Solving the educational challenges in Ghana
A podcast series turning up the volume on the EdTech innovators, solving some of the most pressing educational challenges in Ghana.
Together with the Jacobs Foundation, we'll introduce you to 10 brave edupreneurs from Ghana, part of our joint Scaling Readiness Program.
We’ll dive deeper into their entrepreneurial journeys and the insights they’ve gathered along the way. From offering access to digital devices even in the remotest areas, through creating engaging digital STEM content, to encouraging a love for reading - listen to uncover how these amazing leaders are making sure all children in Ghana can reach their full potential.
Episode O | Intro
Meet your podcast host Andrews Akoto-Addo. Andy is Program & Communication officer at Reach for Change Ghana, and his daily work is to spread the word about local social entrepreneurs and to help them develop further. In this intro, Andy shares insights into some of the most pressing educational challenges in Ghana and how together with the Jacobs Foundation we came up with the idea for the podcast. Stick and stay, welcome to the Edupreneur Talks!
Episode 1 | Young at Heart
Accessible digital education
In our first Edupreneur Talks episode Andy talks with Martin Bruce, co-founder of Young at Heart - an ed-tech social enterprise that provides children in primary schools with digital devices and education software that helps them learn in an engaging and practical way.
Episode 2 | Perbi Cubs
Bridging the reading gap
In the second episode of Edupreneur Talks, Andy talks to Naa Anyele Perbi, co-founder of Perbi Cubs - a learning community using a combination of library services, in-school programs and a digital platform with exciting content, quizzes and rewards that motivate kids to read more.
Episode 3 | Booksie
Nurturing a love for reading
In the third episode of Edupreneur Talks guest host Diane talks to Edem Torkonoo - Reader in Chief at Booksie - a pan-African online children's bookshop and book club for 3-12-year-olds based in Accra.
Episode 4 | GEIG
Inclusive education for all girls
In the fourth episode of Edupreneur Talks, Andy talks to Elizabeth Patterson - founder of Girls Education Initiative of Ghana (GEIG) - which offers academic and financial support to girls and young women to ensure they have a fair chance to access higher education and reach their full potential, in spite of their families' financial stance or their learning differences or disabilities.
Episode 5 | Speech Forces
Developing critical thinkers
In the fifth episode of Edupreneur Talks, guest host Diane talks to Eric Asamoah Awuah, Founder and Executive Director of Speech Forces, whose mission is to develop critical thinking and expressive skills among children and youth.
Episode 6 | QKnow Edtech
Developing virtual classrooms
In the sixth episode of Edupreneur Talks, Andy talks to Senyo Mawuli-Jiagge, Co-founder and CEO of QKnow Edtech, whose mission is to provide inclusive, practical and interactive teaching and learning experience for students, teachers, and schools through technology.
Episode 7 | STEMBees
Closing the gender gap in tech
In the seventh episode of Edupreneur Talks, Andy talks to Linda Ansong - co-founder and Executive Director of STEMBees, whose mission is to empower more young African women to pursue a career in STEM.
Episode 8 | Child Dream Foundation
Holistic education for impact
In the eighth episode of Edupreneur Talks, Andy talks to Simeon Martey - Founding Director of Child Dream Foundation (CDF), whose mission is to identify and develop children in deprived communities to become active learners and explore careers in STEM.
Episode 9 | River of Blessing Academy
Bridging the bilingual gap in STEM
In the ninth episode of Edupreneur Talks, Andy and guest host Diane talk to Abba Hughes - Founder and proprietress of River of Blessing Academy (RoBA), whose mission is to transform the teaching and learning of STEM into a more practical, attractive and exciting education pathway for children.
Episode 10 | Think Education
Expanding access to education
In the tenth and final episode of Edupreneur Talks, Andy talks to Nana Ama Boa-Amponsem - Founder of Think Education, whose mission is to contribute to the creation of educational systems that improve teaching and learning outcomes.