Ibelieve foundation is a non-governmental organization, which seeks to help fight poverty through the promotion of education in deprived rural communities in Ghana. They seek to promote the global agenda, Sustainable Development Goal 4, which states: To ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Emmanuel Aryee and Kwabena Owusu Opare are the founders of ibelieve.
Officially registered in September 2017 in Ghana, ibelieve has promoted inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for students in deprived rural communities in Ghana.
Speaking to Wundef.com, Emmanuel Aryee, co-founder and National Coordinator for ibelieve Foundation, revealed that the idea to start the organization was birth when he saw what some students went through in order to have formal education during his national service.
“My one-year experience as a national service teacher in a rural community in Ghana, where children came to school with no form of educational material, parents and children’s perception towards education, rise in teenage pregnancies and school drop outs, made me see a never ending poverty cycle. All these connected me to my past as a child, trying to find my way through school. This prompted me to do something. A liked minded senior colleague showed interest and that gave birth to ibelieve foundation” he said.
Ibelieve currently have five volunteers.
They have been able to give out 3050 branded Ibelieve Foundation exercise books, 2300 pens and pencils and other teaching and learning materials and touched the lives of 736 children in two rural communities.
Through their Initiatives and the help of the teachers of their adopted community, they were able to reduce a sitting aggregate record of 26 down to 12, in the 2019 Basic Education Certificate Examination, placing the community on top of the district ranking of performances in the 2019 BECE.
They are currently part of Ashoka Change makers community and a community Member of Bosch Alumni Network
Emmanuel Aryee is an African Young Leaders Fellow and a nominee for the Humanitarian Awards Ghana, Child Education Category.
The founders of ibelieve hopes to impact the lives of over 3000 students, giving material scholarships and covering more rural communities within the next few years.
For enquiries, contact them via their website and social media handles:
Ibelieve GH– Facebook
ibelieve_GH – Twitter
ibelieve_GH – Instagram