Burkina Faso Activities

eSyllabus for Africa has partnered with OPEN Education, a Burkina based NGO, to create and distribute French language digital library materials. We are currently working with the Ministry of Education to digitize textbooks and we are distributing offline French Wikipedia and other French language materials with their blessing and support. We are working with Catholic Schools as well as government schools, and we are looking to establish merit based scholarships similar to those offered in Ghana.

Ethiopia Activities

eSyllabus for Africa has created a partnership with Humedica, a major German based NGO to kick off programs at Addis Abeba schools. The program includes supplying tablets for two high schools and cooperating with the Government of Ethiopia to digitize textbooks. eSyllabus for Africa is also providing teacher training and country specific digital library materials to match the curriculum in Ethiopia.

Ghana Activities

eSyllabus for Africa has been active in Ghana since 2011 and incorporated for NGO status in 2012. Program activities include the following

  1. Distribution of Digital Library Materials. The eSyllabus Digital Library package has been distributed to over 100 schools and libraries. eSyllabus for Africa has a formal agreement with the Ghana Regional Library Authority and is partnered with a variety of local organizations. The Digital Library Materials include offline Wikipedia, educational videos, digital textbooks and copyright unrestricted books and software. The Digital Library Materials are free of charge for schools, though the school must have at least some computers.

  2. Scholarships. eSyllabus for Africa has over 90 students on scholarship at the secondary and tertiary levels. We work with the financial aid departments of the Top 3 Universities in Ghana and have students in fields from medicine, to science to education. We also work with the top high schools in Ghana and have scholarship students and digital library programs at many quality schools.

  3. After School Programs.  eSyllabus has been running after school programs for several years in Ghana with strong academic results.  These programs incorporate both elearning as well as additional tutoring, and the results have been tremendous.  Programs in urban areas such as Tamale, Kumasi, Teshi-Nungua and Takoradi have been successful, as have programs in rural areas such as Battor Kope, Adaklu and Kpetoe.