Link Community Development

Improving the quality of education in Africa


Where we work

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Link was registered as an NGO in Ghana in 1999.  We are currently operating in Bolgatanga Municipality and Talensi-Nabdam in the Upper East Region and Bosomtwe-Atwima-Kwanwoma (BAK) district in Ashanti Region. Working in partnership with the Ghana Education Service (GES), Link works with District Managers and Circuit Supervisors to support teaching and learning in Schools.  Link also promotes community participation and ownership in school life and effective planning and performance monitoring to reflect on the professional needs of the schools in its target districts.

"Link's mission underscores the common guiding purpose of school improvement through collaborated, coordinated and coherent efforts which enhance community ownership and participation. It is my responsibility to build a strong Link team that will be capable of making a significant impact on educational development not only in Ghana but also in other Link sister countries."
Dr Kennedy Quagrain, Link Ghana Programme Director

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.

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.