PROJECT UPDATE #10

The loud but missing voices in #FixTheCountry discourse In my last blog post, I shared a bit about my educational experiences growing up in rural Ghana. I have since received a lot of feedback from different people both in Ghana and abroad. My experience resonated...

Children in rural and underserved communities deserve equal learning opportunities

Growing up in rural Ghana, I had to walk about 8 kilometres on a daily basis on foot to access formal education. While this was not comfortable, several of my class/schoolmates were doing about 15-20 kilometres daily. At grade 5, classes were conducted under a mango...

PROJECT UPDATE #9

I’m not trying to be rude, but my parents always taught me to speak up if I think something is bogus. ― Pip Harry, Because of You   When I was 24 my boyfriend proposed to me. We were at one of our favourite outdoor raves in Australia (Earthcore). A full moon....

ICT in Ghana’s basic schools

Policy rhetoric or digital fantasy? The joy of any parent would be to see their ward demonstrate understanding and skill in addressing everyday problems in society. This explains why parents and guardians will go the extra mile to make sure their children get the best...

PROJECT UPDATE #8

Reopening of schools, jabs, and the future of education in Ghana  In this month's project update, I will be reflecting on the COVID-19 situation in Ghana and how it has affected teaching and learning. While Selena had planned to discuss the concept of fairness this...

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PROJECT UPDATE #8

PROJECT UPDATE #8

Reopening of schools, jabs, and the future of education in Ghana  In this month's project update, I will be reflecting on the COVID-19 situation in Ghana and how it has affected teaching and learning. While Selena had planned to discuss the concept of fairness this...

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PROJECT UPDATE #7

PROJECT UPDATE #7

I thought I would keep this month’s project update brief, focusing on a few highlights to offer an idea of where the project is headed next. Good news is that we’re still on track. Much of the WP1 Horizon scan is complete (global). We are now starting to focus on...

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PROJECT UPDATE #6

PROJECT UPDATE #6

Preliminary findings … survival is not an academic skill. It is learning how to stand alone, unpopular and sometimes reviled, and how to make common cause with those others identified as outside the structures in order to define and seek a world in which we can all...

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PROJECT UPDATE #5

PROJECT UPDATE #5

It’s 5am and all is quiet as I write this month’s project update. A combination of 2020 having drawn to a close and the stillness of the world outside is perhaps what is prompting me to reflect a little more keenly on where I’ve been this past year and where I’m going...

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PROJECT UPDATE #4

PROJECT UPDATE #4

Through its institutional processes of normalization, power hides rather than reveals and interprets the relationships that characterize its control over society and life. –Hardt & Negri, Empire

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