Friday 13 February 2015

On Thursday 12 February 2015 British Council Ghana increased its partnership portfolio by signing a partnership agreement with Vodafone Foundation on a ‘Vodafone Scholar Project’. The event was held at Vodafone Balcony (Airport City). After a protracted contracting process, we commenced a unique partnership relationship with Vodafone. We are excited about this opportunity for increased scope of work and the new learning that will result from the delivery of this unique project.

The Country Director of British Council in Ghana, Liliana Biglou, exchanged the signed agreement with the CEO of Vodafone Ghana in the presence of the media, after which she delivered a short address. Moses Anibaba, representing the Regional team, as well colleagues from the entire projects team were present at this special event. 

Key Facts about the Project:

The Vodafone Scholar project seeks to increase women’s engagement in Science and Technology in Ghana. The project provides technical and financial support to young girls, supporting young women at the secondary school level, reviewing science and math curriculum, teacher training, teaching manual development, students and teacher motivation through awards and community engagement. The scheme will identify and award 100 girls with high academic grades but low financial/economic resources to study Maths, Science and Technology courses in Senior High Schools in Ghana and ten females to study at the University of Education, Winneba. 

The scheme seeks to recognise and reward academic excellence and provide financial and technical support to needy students.


About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide.

We work in more than 100 countries and our 8,000 staff – including 2,000 teachers – work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year by teaching English, sharing the arts and delivering education and society programmes. We are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter. A core publicly-funded grant provides 20 per cent of our turnover which last year was £864 million. The rest of our revenues are earned from services which customers around the world pay for, such as English classes and taking UK examinations, and also through education and development contracts and from partnerships with public and private organisations. All our work is in pursuit of our charitable purpose and supports prosperity and security for the UK and globally. 

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