Kwabena Ayirebi

Kwabena's EduSpots Drive for Digitalisation

Fundraising for EduSpots
raised of US$100,000 target
by 222 supporters
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10,000km drive from Accra to London

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We connect, train and equip 'catalysts' to drive community-led change


Join Kwabena as he journeys with Wanderlust Ghana on the epic journey from Accra to London and help us connect communities across Ghana and Kenya to digital learning with EduSpots!  We hope that each day of the trip could enable a different Spot to access tech – watch the map light up as our intrepid travellers move across Africa and Europe! Sponsor a km for $10 and help us achieve the targeted $100,000 to transform 50 ‘Spots into the digital age!

Kwabena’s Story

 I know too well the power of education in transforming lives – I am a living testament to that – born in Jamasi, a village in Ghana, and now calling myself a global citizen. I also know too well how the support of well-meaning individuals and organisations can help in this transformation. A British Chevening Scholarship is what took me on my first Accra – London journey and gave me the opportunity of a truly global career. I am now back in Africa, where, working with the African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank), I am dedicating my career to the development of the continent.  This 10,000km Accra – London trip, as I celebrate my 50th Birthday, is a chance to relive my life-changing first journey to the UK – this time taking in the realities of life in various West and North African countries. It is also a chance for me to raise funding for and awareness of the work of a charity like Eduspots in changing lives in Ghana and Kenya. So I ask for your support in raising this ambitious US$100,000 that will bring technology to the doorsteps of all the young people for whom the Spots is their window to the world of possibilities.

The EduSpots Story

Across the last 7 years, through the remarkable efforts of a grassroots network of over 250 local community volunteers and a small staff team, EduSpots has created 50 innovative and sustainable community-led libraries across 16 regions of Ghana and Kenya named ‘Spots’.  Local changemakers (a mix of teachers, students, and community members) lead a range of EcoSTEM, creative literacy, girls’ empowerment and, early years clubs, alongside wider community-led activities. Together, they impact an estimated 15,000 learners each year, advancing core skills in literacy, STEM and leadership, whilst promoting a lifelong love of learning.  Volunteers have opportunities to join regular in-person and online training sessions, enabling them to collaborate with changemakers across Ghana and Kenya and develop their skills in education, entrepreneurship and leadership.  EduSpots won the Tes International Award in 2018 and was selected as a Finalist for the Their World Education Innovation Prize in 2023. Their Founder, Cat Davison, was selected as a finalist for the UNESCO-backed, Varkey Foundation $1 million Global Teacher Prize in 2021.

Technological Transformation

Currently, there is very limited technology across the Spots. Through this campaign, we aim to provide tablets for each of the 50 Spots, accompanied with regular online and in-person training to ensure effective usage and maintenance.  Related to this, EduSpots have plans to create an app that would enable learners of all ages to access resources and learning opportunities, whilst empowering communities with the tools to advance the sustainability and quality of their systems, supporting the wider monitoring and evaluation of EduSpots activities in the process. 

Where is your money going?

Your donation will support one or more of the following: technology for Spots, training and Spot visits, app development or EduSpots' core costs. Reports explaining the impact of this campaign will be sent to all those who leave their contact information when donating.

About the charity


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We connect, train and equip educational 'catalysts' to drive community-led change, through the creation and local management of 42 inclusive and sustainable education centres.

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