Who We Are
History of The Olinga Foundation
Literacy Campaign in Ghana is launched in two pilot
areas of the country (Volta and Central
Region). National Literacy Task force is
established to oversee the campaign.
- December 1997
- Literacy campaign is launched in Western Region of
the country in five communities assisting adults
learners to read and write. Facilitators begin using
materials in the Primary School System.
- February to June 2000
- Collaborators of the Olinga Foundation begin
community development activities in Eastern and Volta
region of the country focused on the empowerment
of Junior Youth. The Board of Directors for
The Olinga Foundation holds its first meeting.
The CBO Capacity Building Programme begins, with the first workshop in
Perchire, Eastern Region.
The Community Development Facilitation Training Programme begins.
- January 2001
- Olinga Foundation is formally registered as a Non
Governmental Agency in Ghana, undertaking the promotion
of education, literacy, junior youth and women's
- First Teacher Training Programme is held in the
Western Region involving over 60 teachers. The programme
is formally launched in 35 primary schools in the Wasa
Amenfi District, Western Region.
- September 2002
- The Second Teacher Programme is held involving
56 teachers from Primary and Junior Secondary
Schools in the Western Region. The literacy
programme scales up to 55 deprived area schools.