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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) came on board to sponsor School for Life activities from 2004 to 2008 through the Education Development Center (EDC), to replicate the functional litercacy programme in nine districts in the three northern regions. This was carried out in a project known as Education Quality for All (EQUALL).
Department for International Development (DFID)
The department for International Development (DFID) joined the list of School for Life's partners in 2008 when the EQUALL project came to an end. At the end of the project in 2008, the project had served only one literacy cycle in three districts, Jirapa, Nadowli and Bawku West. Technically, School for Life does not encourage providing only one cycle of functional literacy in a district as it does not contribute significantly to reducing the out-of-school children situation. School for Life therefore exploired the possibiliy of getting funding to continue in the three districts. Fortunately, DFID which had been following School for Life's performance with keen interest stepped in to provide funds to continue the programme in the three districts including Central Gonja district for three years (2008 to 2012). The project was known as Literacy for Life Change Project (LLCP). DFID has supported School for Life to implement complementary basic education since then. From 2013 to 2015, DFID is supporting the Government of Ghana (GoG) to implement the Complementary Basic Education Policy in four regions, with School for Life providing technical support for the inception phase and also doing direct implementation in nine districts (eight districts in the Northern Region and one in the upper West Region).
The United Nations Children's Fund
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has over the past three years funded the implementation of complementary basic education (CBE) in Savelugu/Nanton district. UNICEF also funded School for Life's technical team to support Afram Plains Development Organization and Komenda Edina Eguafo Abrim (KEEA) districts to implement complementary basic education in Kwahu North and South districts and KEEA district.
Tzedek became part of the list of School for Life partners in 2012 and supported School for Life to pilot the activities of the Education Quality Initiative Project (EQUIP) in Saboba and Chereponi Districts in the Northern Region of Ghana. In scaling up the activities of the Project, Tzedek in 2013 joined hands with Comic Relief to co-fund the Project. The main aim of the project is to contribute significantly to improving quality education in Ghana through collaboration with key stakeholders in Education. Most importantly, the Project aims at equipping teachers in very deprived schools with the requisite pedagogical skills to enable them support pupils to achieve the required learning outcomes. The Project is currently found in four districts (Saboba, Chereponi, Savelugu/Nanton and Kumbungu) in the Northern Region of Ghana.
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