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Virtual & Distance Learning for 9 Million Ghanaian Children

The Mastercard Foundation and UNICEF have joined forces to advance the efforts of the Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service to provide quality and equitable learning opportunities for more than nine million children in Ghana. As part of the Mastercard Foundation COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program, the two-year program, which commenced in June 2020 and runs until May 2022, supports the implementation of virtual and distance learning through radio, SMS, and online learning platforms which will be made available to children across the country. Find out more

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As part of the Mastercard Foundation COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program--in partnership with UNICEF, Ministry of Education and Ghana & Education Service--learners are being provided with access to online platforms to engage with GES-approved coursework and materials and screen time with tutors. To ensure equitable access to all, children in remote locations or without access to smart devices will benefit from lessons via community radio stations and SMS.

Salifu listening to a distance learning program on a radio with his sister fouzia in Kunguri in Tolon district in the Northern Region. The Mastercard Foundation and UNICEF have joined forces to advance the efforts of the Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service to provide quality and equitable learning opportunities for more than nine million children in Ghana.

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