Teach2Teach International, in collaboration with the Centre for Literacy and Vocational Support, has inaugurated its Community Volunteer Teacher (CVT) and Radio Broadcast Programme aimed at improving education in hard-to-reach communities across the Northern and Savannah Regions of Ghana.
The initiative, launched during a press event in Tamale, involves deploying 15 CVTs to teach in five basic schools in the targeted regions for a duration of seven months, from January to July.
Additionally, 16 pre-recorded educational radio programmes will be broadcast to communities for one and a half months.
The CVTs, recruited from Senior High School graduates, have undergone rigorous training on pedagogical skills, lesson planning, and the use of teaching resources.
They will reside in the communities to ensure consistent and effective teaching for pupils at the lower primary school level.
Alhaji Mohammed Alhassan Karimu, Executive Director of the Centre for Literacy and Vocational Support, emphasized the importance of the initiative in eliminating lateness and absenteeism among teachers, thereby maximizing the benefits of teaching and learning for children in the target areas.
Speaking about the radio programme, Alhaji Karimu highlighted its role in amplifying community voices, particularly those facing challenges such as teacher shortages and inadequate infrastructure in schools.
Anita Lowenstein Dent, Founder of Teach2Teach International, reiterated the organization's commitment to promoting quality education in Ghana, while Hajia Katumi Natogmah Attah, Northern Regional Director of Education, commended the initiative for its contribution to enhancing education quality and fostering collaboration within communities.