Ghana is divided into 16 regions and 216 local districts. Sabre’s Building Playful Schools and Transformational Teacher Training programmes operate in the Central, Eastern, and Western Regions.
The Central Region is the second most densely populated region in Ghana and nearly 40% of the population have never been to school. Agriculture is the main occupation for both men and women, and literacy rates are at just 50%.
The Western Region has considerable natural resources, which gives it an economic significance in the context of the nation’s development. The highest level of educational attainment for most women in the region is primary education, and there are high attrition rates between primary and junior high school.
The Eastern Region occupies 8.1% of the total land area of Ghana. Agriculture is the main economic activity and employs about 53% of the population.
Sabre’s Transformational Teacher Training programme reaches far beyond southern Ghana through a partnership with Opportunity Edufinance, who are taking our teacher training methodology throughout their network of low-fee private schools in Ghana and beyond (including Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania).
National and local government authorities have identified that a quality early education is one of the key measures to challenge prevailing cycles of poverty, and recent national policies reflect this commitment to giving children the best possible start to their education.