Last week saw Ghana’s national education week in Accra, bringing together stakeholders from across the agencies under the Ministry of Education, regional and district education directorates, schools, academia, teachers unions, NGOs, CSOs, funding partners and the private sector. The theme was ‘Re-assessing Educational Policies for Effective Service Delivery and National Transformation’. It was fantastic to see so much shared commitment to resolve the challenges facing education in Ghana.

Sabre’s team at the Education Week. Front row, left to right: Thomas Agyare Logistic Assistant, Margaret Quaye District Programme Officer, Second row, left to right: Robert Quansah ECE Technical Manager, Tony Dogbe Executive Director and Nii Dodoo Director of Advocacy, Policy and Partner Engagement.

We were thrilled to be part of the event! Our team set up a great display showcasing some of the teaching and learning materials that we developed in partnership with the Ghana Education Service. We also featured a mini kindergarten classroom set up to show how Sabre trained teachers arrange their classrooms and use everyday items to enable children to learn through activity and play.

The Honourable Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, stopped briefly at our stand and shared his interest in visiting some of the schools we work in.

As part of education week we were invited to be part of the evidence summit. We were honoured to join Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel (GEEAP) Co-Chair Professor Kwame Akyeampong, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), World Bank, and UNICEF to discuss cost-effective education investments!

Sabre’s Executive Director Tony Dogbe shared that, “this was great opportunity to share the critical importance of early childhood education in Ghana. Sabre has been working for many years in partnership with government to deliver teacher training for Ghana’s official child-centred play-based kindergarten curriculum. Our aim is to see this scaled nationally across Ghana and this is a key focus of our work at the moment”

You can find out more about the important role of GEEAP here .