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“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family”
― Kofi Annan

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Who We Are

GoldenEd was incorporated in 2019 as a 501 ©(3) Nonprofit organization organized and operated exclusively for educational purposes to work with underserved schools in the sixteen regions of the Republic of Ghana in the subregion of West Africa.

We are 100% volunteer-run and 100% of donations go towards the children. We believe that every child should have an education and life circumstances should not be a barrier to a child's future.
GoldenEd was founded to provide children from primary to junior high schools in the sixteen regions in Ghana educational tools and athletic equipment. Our mission is to enhance the learning environment for marginalized children in deprived communities in Ghana at the basic education level.

Specific Objective: To provide a suitable learning environment and materials for students at the basic level. 

Our Approach

  • Establish a baseline of the needs (learning materials, classroom supplies, and athletic equipment) of the target schools.
  • Partner with selected primary and Junior high schools (JHS) in rural areas in Ghana through local chiefs, heads of schools, and Ghana Education Service.
  • Provide underprivileged children in the rural communities of Ghana with access to learning materials, classroom supplies, and athletic equipment.
  • Regular check-in visits to restock the supplies.
  • On-going fundraising and networking with individuals, private independent schools, and businesses to generate needed supplies and funds.

How we measure our progress:

GoldenEd has a performance monitoring framework that provides details of the project purpose, objectives, measurable verifiable indicators, and reporting systems. 

Key Activities:

  • Partner schools through local chiefs, school management committees, and heads of schools
  • Engage school heads and chiefs each term on school improvement 
  • Organize quiz and sporting competition among schools
  • Collect data for and provide a report of monthly, quarterly, and annually.
Poor learning environments reflect on students’ test results. Students in Ghana score an average of 307 on a scale where 625 represents advanced attainment and 300 represents minimum attainment.
Those who need education the most ARE children living in poverty AND they are the least likely to attend and complete school.

About Founder: Daniel Asamoah Amo

GoldenEd was founded by Daniel Asamoah Amo, a Ghanaian native. Daniel is a graduate of the Salisbury School in Salisbury CT, and attended University of California Santa Barbara on a full athletic scholarship. Daniel currently plays for the Los Angeles Force, Los Angeles CA. Daniel’s life changed when he was granted the opportunity to attend school while living with an aunt at Sunyani, in the Brong-Ahafo Region. Prior to this experience, Daniel was never able to attend school consecutively due to his family’s inability to fund his education. It was the generosity of an uncle, a professional soccer player in Ghana, who made the life changing decision to invest in Daniel’s education. Daniel’s tuition was paid for two semesters and he was given the required textbooks and school supplies needed to achieve life-changing.
Daniel’s hard work in the classroom and soccer field earned him a call up to present his regional school team in a tournament. Through the regional tournament Daniel was recruited to join Sporting Club Accra and then the Right To Dream academy where he got a scholarship to continue his education at Salisbury School in CT, a prestigious independent school in America, and then attend UCSB on a soccer scholarship. Daniel was able to get out of poverty and hardship as a child because a generous uncle paid attention to his education. Education opened doors for him and made his future possible. That is why Daniel founded GoldenEd to give back to these kids who are going through the same hardship and challenges he faced growing up.
Daniel, said: “I know not all of them are going to be blessed enough to have the opportunity to come to the US to study. with the help of many contributing to the tools they need to succeed in life, they have a chance to move forward and make a difference in their lives and Ghana. It is my hope that the relationship GoldenEd is building between its partner schools in the US and Ghana, that the schools are able to interact with each other, share knowledge, and help contribute to a brighter future for these children who lack the importance of education.” Daniel is the first member of his family to have a high school diploma and to step foot onto a college campus. For Daniel this served as a motivation for him to give back to the children in Ghana by supporting their education.

Our Vision

We aim to provide more holistic support to the students in the communities that we serve. As our first generation students mature, we plan to provide academic support.

OUR VISION – 

  • Tutors will travel between our partner schools to ensure that none of our children slip through the cracks.
  • Libraries will be established in the communities to help our students gain and expand their knowledge.
  • Students will be transported to school to shorten the long journey that children from rural areas must take every day.
  • We also are planning on developing a service-learning program with high schools in the United States America.
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