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Education

Education helps people to access and enjoy other rights

We consider education a fundamental human right and a core element of our work in Ghana, because it enables people to access and enjoy other rights. This is why we work with excluded groups and stakeholders in education to challenge the commoditisation of education, democratise the learning process so that all children have free access to quality education and ensure that the government fully assumes its obligations to provide a quality basic education to all.

Our vision for education extends to working with government to form partnerships across society to ensure quality early childhood education and adult learning that is linked to social change.

Within this area, we aim to:

  • increase citizens’ participation in forming and managing education policy
  • promote access to education as a right
  • support efforts for sufficient resources to the education sector
  • support efforts to increase access to education and retention in school for vulnerable children and secure their rights
How we work on Education
Education blogs
  • For 80 year old Awabu Mahama, basic human rights have been absent from her life since 1996, the year she was banished from her home and community and sent to the alleged Witch Camp in Kukuo. During...
  • “As the globalisation project unfolds, it exposes its bankruptcy at the philosophical, political, ecological and economic levels. The bankruptcy of the world order is leading to social, ecological,...
  • The internet has expanded the information and communication space for individuals, businesses and even nations.  Advances in mobile telephony and a variety of social media tools have further...
  • In the not-too very distant future, valid Ghanaian voters will be going to the polls to select political leaders to govern the country. The 2016 election year is not so different from previous...
  • Before I arrived in Ghana, my opinion of the Witch Camps was that they were in extremely rural areas, and existed in the North because that is where the smaller villages are where people have less...
  • In 2013, ActionAid started the Agro-Ecology and Resilience (AER) project in The Gambia and Senegal to enhance the livelihoods of people living in poverty and strengthen vulnerable communities. These...
  • On Tuesday, 1st November, 2016, ActionAid International and members of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) engaged in a high-level leadership discussion at the offices of the...
  • On Tuesday, 11th October 2016, the world will be commemorating the International Day of the Girl Child. This comes a little over a year since the signing and adoption of the Sustainable Development...
  • At 22 years old, Salamatu Mohammed Shiraz is an ambitious, dynamic and persistent young woman who believes everybody has the right to quality education.Growing up in Tamale in the Northern Region,...
  • Many of us today seem to have forgotten the existence of slavery and the extent of its grimness and gruesome practices. Although slavery was abolished in the 19th century, the International Labour...
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