Link Community Development

Improving the quality of education in Africa

Link Community Development Ghana

Where we work

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About Link Community Development Ghana

Link Community Development Ghana modelled and piloted School Report Cards with the Ghanaian Education Service and was instrumental in empowering communities to better engage with school improvement. These activities greatly improved local ownership of schools. At school level Link’s work has demonstrated improved quality of teaching and learning in underprivileged Ghanaian schools leading to improved learning for children.  Link’s approach has also supported direct interventions to improve teaching by supporting head teachers’ and teachers’ through in-service training and by providing high quality materials to schools. 
“The CBE programme has freed me from carrying shea nuts and fire wood and missing school. I am now in school and have a future” (Emmanuella, Grade 6)


Key facts

Opened: 1999
Regions: Upper East Region; Ashanti Region
Focus: Girls’ education; Complementary Basic Education; school improvement; community engagement; social accountability monitoring

Case Studies:


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.


Promoting Transparency and Accountability in Education (PTAE)

The goal of the PTAE project is to promote transparency and accountability in education by addressing the heightened concerns among education stakeholders regarding effective governance and efficient management of education resources. The focus of the project in on tracking education resources in the project districts but with emphasis on the Ghana Partnership for Education Grant (GPEG). 

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