Partners in primary education in Ghana
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced on December 29, 2014, the award to FHI 360 of the Partnership for Education: Learning, USAID's flagship education project in Ghana. Through the Learning project, USAID will invest US$71 million to support Ghana's educational institutions over five years to improve, expand and sustain learning outcomes for at least 2.8 million primary students nationwide. The emphasis will be on children in kindergarten through grade three. In partnership with the project's main implementing partner, Ghana Education Service, FHI 360 will lead a consortium composed of the Ghana Institute of Linguistics, Literacy, and Bible Translation; the Ghana Institute for Management and Public Administration; the Olinga Foundation for Human Development; and The British Council.
The Learning project is part of the USAID Partnership for Education parent project that is supporting early grade reading and literacy improvement activities implemented by the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service. Learning will support the Ghana Education Service’s nationwide efforts, with additional support to high-performing and transitioning districts throughout Ghana. Learning seeks to strengthen and support Ghana's human and institutional capacities within the education sector to improve pedagogical excellence in early grade reading; support education systems to improve, expand and sustain reading outcomes; and engage communities to promote reading. The project also includes a small component to identify approaches to improve early grade math skills.
The USAID Partnership for Education parent project is the U.S. Government's direct contribution to Ghana's 2010–2020 Education Sector Plan and its implementation, and comprises a suite of distinct but complementary projects aimed at improving child literacy and numeracy, as well as basic education systems.