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The Wiyaala Gala: join the guest list now
We anticipate this event will be very popular so please reserve your place on our guest list early by visiting https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/t2tIntl-Wiyaala/donate.
Donations will be acknowledged by email and your name will be placed on our guest list.* Every penny of your kind donation supports T2T International’s valuable work.
T2T International reduces youth unemployment and improves primary school education in some of the world's most disadvantaged communities. We train promising, but unemployed, young people to be teachers of excellence in their own communities, using mother tongue, speed school and child-centred methodology. In 10 months we achieve results that would take 3 years using traditional methods.
Our recent recruitment campaign in northern Ghana received over 950 high quality applications from talented women and men wanting to train as T2T Community Volunteer Teachers. 84% of these applications made it onto the short list. Currently we have the funds to train 45 of them but, with your help, we can give more young people access to this life changing opportunity.
Every £2,500 we raise will fund another invaluable Community Volunteer Teacher to be trained and placed in an under performing school for the coming academic year, and supported throughout the project. Every £12.50 means a primary school student gets the quality education that they deserve. Each Community Volunteer Teacher transforms the education and eventual life chances of up to 400 primary school children in some of the world’s most deprived areas.
Small Charities Challenge Fund Grant
Teach2Teach International has been awarded a grant from the Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF), the Department for International Development (DFID) fund supporting charities to achieve sustained poverty reduction.
Secretary of State for International Development Penny Mordaunt said:
“Every child should be able to go to school, and ultimately, we cannot end poverty without helping children reach their full potential.
“I’m proud UK aid is supporting Teach2Teach International to allow young children in Ghana to receive a quality education and realise a better future for themselves and their families.
“Small British charities often punch above their weight and UK aid’s Small Charities Challenge Fund exists to make sure those organisations with big hearts get the early support they need to help end poverty.”
The Ghanaian Association of Bankers hosts Teach2Teach in Accra
The Ghanaian Times: Community Volunteer Teacher Programme to be implemented next year
“Speaking at a roundtable discussion to build a consortium of social impact funders to support the CVTP work of the Teach2Teach International, the Founder of Teach2Teach International, Anita Lowenstein Dent said the programme was to help build the skills of senior high school graduates who are interested in teaching to enter teaching in their communities to address the shortage of teachers in the beneficiary regions.”
“The Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempeh in remarks made on his behalf lauded Teach2Teach for the initiative, saying government was committed to quality education delivery.”
Ghana News Agency: Corporate bodies should support Teach2Teach project – Stanbic MD
“Mr Alhassan Andani, the Managing Director of Stanbic Bank, has appealed to financial institutions and corporate bodies to support the “Teach2Teach” educational project in the country.”
“Mr Andani said education played an immeasurable role in the development of any country, and that it was necessary for stakeholders to support underserved educational institutions especially those in rural areas to bridge the educational gap.”
GhanaWeb: GAB to support Community Volunteer Teacher Programme – Alhassan Andani
“Speaking to Journalists after a Ghana Association of Bankers and Teach2Teach roundtable discussion, Mr Andani said the GAB will the using their CSR investment fund which is normally used in supporting flood victims and victims of fire disasters to support the underprivileged communities.”
“These under-privileged communities have children really being flooded down so we will not wait for occasional rain flood but we will go and deal together as an association with the issue of rural teacher problems and teaching issues within the rural areas.”
GhanaWeb TV: “I’m embarrassed by my region’s position in school ranking” - Mohammed Haroun, Director of Education, Northern Region
Teach2Teach International Launch Event: Charity Preview of The Square
An exclusive charity preview of Oscar nominated film The Square took place on Thursday, 22nd February, 2018 at the Electric Cinema. Dominic West, one of the stars of The Square, joined us for the evening.
Directed by Ruben Östlund
Starring Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West & Claes Bang
Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is ‘The Square’, an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian’s foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations.
Meanwhile, the museum’s PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for ‘The Square’. The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.