SCEL—DL program

Our Social Cultural Emotional Learning and Deeper Learning (SCEL—DL) program is focused on transforming and challenging knowledge systems and providing the tools for students to think more independently and learn at a deeper level. Over the past 5 years, our SCEL—DL program has reached over 600 students in Ghana and Nigeria and maintains close relationships with several institutions.

St. Theresa’s Primary School

TEED began working with St Theresa’s Primary School in 2017, through a group of 8 Williams College students who volunteered and taught for two weeks during their spring break. Our work at St Theresa’s focused on assisting teachers with their course work and providing support with in-class activities, while also giving suggestions of teaching techniques to improve the teaching process. We are also taught classes on history and geography with a focus on colonial history that is omitted from the Ghanian School curriculum. St Theresa’s was our first teaching project, which formed a foundation for how we approach teaching methods and think about deeper learning.

St. Lawrence Primary School

TEED has had a close relationship with St Lawrence Primary school since 2017 and has partnered to remodel a library and deliver over 500 hours of in class and extracurricular teaching through volunteers. Our work focused on complementing teachers in class trough classroom help and assisting with group activities that enhance learning by engaging students through stories, games and field activities. TEED also helped remodel the school library in 2019, providing students with a space to engage and read during their library sessions.

Dabokpa Community

Our work in the Dabokpa community focused on young girls between the ages of 15 –16 who were transitioning from Junior High School to Senior High School, an integral part of their adolescence journey which informs the formation of self. Using the design thinking process of Empathize-Define-Ideate-Prototype-Test, the focus of programming was on life and soft skills including finding and living in purpose, financial literacy, self-development and regulation, community awareness and civic education.


Orphanage Pledge program

Orphans in Ghana are particularly disadvantaged as there is no formal social structure to absorb and cater for them. As such, they have to rely on benevolent individuals, orphanage homes and family members to pursue their education. In alignment with our overall vision of development through education, this program helps with free enrollment of qualifying candidates into various educational institutions around the country. Learn how to participate in the Orphan pledge as an educational institution, orphanage or individual.