On Friday, 30th July 2021, LEAP Africa, Mastercard Foundation and CAMFED Ghana honoured Teacher Mentors in the Transformative Leadership Program (TLP) in Ghana.
Designed to celebrate and honour Teacher Mentors, the Dinner and Awards ceremony marked the end of the program for the Teacher Mentors in Ghana. It also spotlights the beginning of a continued commitment to being Change Agents in their personal and professional endeavours. Overall, 58 Teacher mentors completed the program across 29 schools in Northern, Upper East, Upper West and Central Regions in Ghana.
The Transformative Leadership Program (TLP) is an initiative of LEAP Africa funded by the Mastercard Foundation designed to equip Teacher Mentors with the knowledge, confidence and skills required to model leadership and effectively support the leadership development of their Scholars. The TLP took Teacher Mentors through an intensive 2-year leadership journey through physical training, Curriculum delivery, mentoring, a Budding system and a Virtual Community of Practice (VCoP). At the end of the TLP, Teacher Mentors have demonstrated transformative leadership by engaging Scholars to identify and provide long term solutions to various social challenges within their communities through the “Give Back Project” components of the program.
At the Dinner and Awards ceremony, LEAP Africa celebrated 58 Teacher Mentors and honoured four outstanding Teacher Mentors for their commitment, contributions and innovation in different categories of awards:
- Dong Diana – St. Francis Girls Senior High School – Most Outstanding TM (Tamale).
- Philemon Quansah – University Practice Senior High School – Most Enterprising TM (Accra).
- Mumuni Yahaya – Kantin Senior High School – Systems Change Agent (Tamale).
- Azumah Lariba Cecilia – Tamale Senior High School – Most Outstanding Give Back Project (Tamale).
- Joan Tegbe – Ghana National Senior High School – The Most Responsive Teacher Mentor
The awardees were charged and encouraged not to relent in bringing change in their various communities and ultimately inspiring more people to become change agents. To deepen their engagements, these TMs will be inducted into the LEAP Africa Alumni Network as part of the Pan-African cohort of TMs. We look forward to honouring more Teacher Mentors in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi and Uganda.
LEAP Africa appreciate the partnership of the Mastercard Foundation towards empowering teachers across Africa and the collaboration with CAMFED Ghana as a local partner throughout the program.