We work towards a brighter future for children and youth in Ghana
We choose change
Ghana is the place to be, not just for its beautiful beaches, gorgeous vegetation, diverse culture, vibrant cities, and hospitable people. With approximately 57% of the population being youth, Reach for Change considers Ghana as the "country of the future" to discover and build the capacities of impactful social entrepreneurs.Learn more
People behind change
Unleash the power of social entrepreneurs
Reach for Change Ghana is supporting social entrepreneurs driven by a desire to solve social and environmental challenges in the communities, such as poverty, education, climate change, and inequality. By empowering these local change leaders and providing them with new opportunities and knowledge, we all contribute to the growth of the Ghanaian economy and to the prosperity of its people.Learn more
Solving the Educational Challenges
A podcast series turning up the volume on the EdTech innovators, solving some of the most pressing educational challenges in Ghana. Together with the Jacobs Foundation, we'll introduce you to 10 brave edupreneurs from Ghana, part of our joint Scaling Readiness Program.Listen here
Since 2012, we have been empowering local social entrepreneurs to develop innovative solutions that improve the lives of children and youth.
children and youth reached
social entrepreneurs supported in our different programs
women and youth empowered with new skills and knowledge
Our programs in Ghana
Get to know what we do.
IT for Children
An incubator program for one of our social entrepreneurs - IT for Children, is providing a one year needs-driven and tailored capacity building support and aims to strengthen the organization’s continued development towards measurable proven impact and financial sustainability.
WITH Kivra & Hogia
Capacity & Ecosystem development
Transforming Youth TVET Livelihoods For Sustainable Job Creation and Sustainable Livelihoods Across West Africa
Reach for Change Ghana is leading a curriculum development and train the trainers as part of a bigger initiative lead by Design & Technology Institute for creating a transitory campus for the leading West Africa industrial job training center. The longer-term ambition is to create a scalable model for building entrepreneurial capacity among recent graduates.
Scaling readiness for education-focused social entrepreneurs, Ghana
A capacity development project for social entrepreneurs focused on improving educational outcomes for children and youth. The project will help the social entrepreneurs to improve and gather further evidence on the effectiveness of their solutions and to prepare to scale their interventions.
WITH The Jacobs Foundation
Within this project the aim is to create 600 jobs, by coaching 250+ entrepreneurs to help them apply for grants from the GIZ WIDU project, build sustainable businesses and create employment opportunities. Reach for Change Ghana is providing direct coaching to entrepreneurs and also train other coaches.
News from Ghana
Here we bring you the stories and updates that matter most.
Ghana Value Creation Forum
On August 30th, 2023, we will be co-hosting the Ghana Value Creation Forum together with the Shared Value Africa Initiative and the Afetsi Awoonor Foundation. This influential platform, that will be held at the Marriott Hotel, Accra, is a hub for thought leadership, best practice exchange, and collaboration, focusing on value creation, sustainability, and entrepreneurship.
Partnering for Change
Global Board Visit in Ghana
In March, Global Board member Monica Lindstedt - founder of Hemfrid, and Advisory Board member David Orlic - Co-Founder & CEO of Anyone, together with our CEO Sofia Breitholtz and a business delegation from Sweden arrived in Accra, Ghana - to spend the next three days experiencing first-hand the impact created by driven social entrepreneurs, meet local partners of Reach for Change and explore the interesting city of Accra.
Developing the Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Ghana
Our Country Manager in Ghana, Solomon Twum, reflects on how the social entrepreneurship ecosystem in Ghana has developed over the last decade, and shares insights on the national policy in the area, the local impact investing scene and what's needed in order to create more cross-sector collaborations for impact.
By Solomon Twum, Country Manager Ghana
Change Leader Story
Transforming the lives of street teens
“I started having sex at age eleven,” Naomi shared with me in tears. Talking to her, I learned that Naomi’s mother had died and her father was nowhere to be found. Naomi also took care of her four siblings: “I can only do this when I am able get two to five Ghanaian Cedi from men I sleep with, some who are older than me,” she said. Naomi’s future looked bleak. She was highly exposed to what could curtail her education and expose her to sexually transmitted diseases. So, I put my arm around her and told her that someone cares about her.