Ed-Tech for the Special Child

Award winner 2022: Priscilla Appiah (Ghana)

Ghana’s education system is considered to be one of the most progressive systems in Africa. In 2018, UNESCO Global Monitoring Report on Education for All listed Ghana as one of the three top performing countries in the world for reducing out-of-school populations by at least 85% over the past five years. Despite this remarkable progress in primary education, challenges still remain in educating children with special learning needs (learning disabilities). Schools for children with special learning needs are underserved and lack resources. Coupled with this, teachers in these schools use the same traditional teaching methods used in mainstream schools which have yielded little to no results in developing the unique capabilities of special learners. This project leverages education technologies to provide an Ed-Tech tool kit involving tablets, headphones and tailor-made applications and software for the five predominant learning disabilities identified in the Ghanaian context.

In addition to being a Commitment Award winner, Priscilla Appiah is a finalist of the Social Impact Award (SIA). The SIA empowers youth to make a difference in 15+ countries across Europe, Central Asia, and Africa. The award supports the project’s development into active agents of change that build social ventures and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing issues. Vote now for Priscilla’s project at the Social Impact Award!

Social Impact Award (SIA) Community Voting

Sept. 13th – Oct. 2nd

Social Impact Award (SIA) 2022: Priscilla’s finalists video

Award Ceremony 2022: Priscilla’s speech at the Commitment Awards