Link Community Development

Improving the quality of education in Africa

Programme Information

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We provide a range of targeted programmes to address the issues identified via our school monitoring and support process: Find out more about our School Performance Review process in our Virtual School.

Tackling Education Needs Inclusively (TENI)

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), in partnership with four local partners and the Ghana Education Service (GES) is implementing an eight -year (PHASE 1: 2009-2014)  (PHASE 2: 2014-2017) and education programme in northern Ghana called TENI (Tackling Education Needs inclusively). The project seeks to achieve systemic change in basic education by promoting retention, transition and completion of children particularly girls and children with disabilities.  Primary beneficiaries are children especially girls and children with disabilities and teachers while the secondary beneficiaries include parents, staff of education directorate, the District Assembly and communities.


Improved Girls’ Learning in Rural Wolaita Zone

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The intended impact of this project is improved life chances for marginalised girls. At the end of this project 24,133 marginalised girls in rural Wolaita will be able to complete a full cycle of education and demonstrate improved learning. By ‘marginalised ‘, we mean economically deprived girls living in a remote rural area with high population density at risk of dropping out or non-completion of primary school. The project works directly with 56,683 marginalised girls and hopes to create an enabling environment for improved learner outcomes on a wide scale.

Early Learning Enhancement Project

The Early Learning Enhancement Project (ELEP) aimed to improve the early learning outcomes for pupils in target primary schools in Western Uganda on the shores of Lake Albert. ELEP built on Link's existing work and four years of progress in Buliisa and three years in Hoima covering a total of 56 government primary schools. The Early Learning Enhancement Project further enhanced and advanced the educational performance of 4,795 early learning pupils (Buliisa: 2,528 and Hoima: 2,267).  

Complementary Basic Education

Link Ghana is the implementing partner for Complementary Basic Education in the Upper East Region. The Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service are receiving support from the UK Government through its Department for International Development (DFID) to implement the CBE programme to enrol 120,000 out-of-school children by 2015. The Complementary Basic Education (CBE) is a ground-breaking and accelerated approach that teaches disadvantaged children how to read, write and become numerate in a nine-month period. The CBE programme which is targeted at out-of-school children so they can eventually enter primary school at class 3 or 4.


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