WHO WE ARE
HISTORY, VISION & MISSION
SfL started in 1995, springing from cooperation on rural development between the Northern Ghana based civil society organization, Ghana Developing Communities Association (GDCA) and a Danish NGO Ghana Friends (GV).
The partners saw education as a pillar for development and at the same time realized that there were serious challenges to education performance in deprived parts of Northern Ghana. One major challenge identified was the high numbers of out-of-school children. As a way of providing access to out-of-school children, SfL developed a functional literacy model, which has proven to be highly effective, and has been adopted as government policy, now known as Complementary Basic Education (CBE).
A Ghana where the right to relevant quality education is fulfilled leaving no one behind.
The organization works to strengthen civil society’s role in improving access to relevant quality education by functioning as a lead organization in delivering, demonstrating and advocating for innovative and inclusive approaches to education in Ghana. We strive to be a centre of excellence that inspires breakthroughs in education and provides technical support to civil society and other education stakeholders.
Transparency & accountability
Collaboration & participation
Inclusion & non-discrimination
Over 350.000 children have completed complementary education
Governance and organisation
School for Life has a 9-member Technical Committee (Board) made up of 5 females and 4 males that provides the necessary policy direction and oversight to the organisation.
The Core staff at the Head Office is led by the Director, and supported by the Head of Programmes and Partnerships, the Head of Finance and Administration, Project Managers and Senior Officers (in charge of Communication and Gender, Policy Influencing and Advocacy, Accounts and Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning