Last week, the Social Impact Society hosted an afternoon of discussion and debate with the team from EduSpots, an international organisation that helps to equip and connect educational ‘catalysts’ to drive community-led change.
With attendees joining the Zoom meeting from the UK and Ghana, we learnt about the Ghanaian education system and the impact of British colonial rule on the nation. EduSpots works to enable the 40 communities they work with to lead profound social movements.
Ali Eliasu, the Head of STEM and Sustainability at EduSpots, and Stephen Tettegah, Head of Education and Leadership Development, explained the differences in the religious, financial and social motivations of schools they work with in Ghana. With limited infrastructure and resources, and a low student-teacher ratio, Ghana is still developing its provision of advanced leadership education.
Cat Davison, the CEO and founder of EduSpots, spoke about the organisation’s focus on developing community sustainability and ownership. EduSpots facilitate online courses with both British and Ghanaian students, which creates an open discussion forum and an opportunity for students to learn from one another. In a world where underlying social issues can only be resolved through education, EdSpots hopes to help students from around the world revive their sense of community and national identity.
We would like to thank Cat Davison, Ali Eliasu, Stephen Tettegah, and George Tunnacliffe for speaking to us.