The Bayport Teacher Innovation Competition
Bayport Financial Services is a Non Banking Financial Institution, with subsidiaries in Ghana, South Africa, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania and Botswana. Bayport is a senior partner of Reach for Change in Africa. In 2014, Bayport (Ghana) and Reach for Change Ghana launched Bayport Teacher Innovation Competition which identifies and supports teachers in Ghana with innovative teaching solutions that can improve education for children and youth.
The selected teachers receive support to develop and scale their ideas to become financially sustainable and reach as many students as possible. They receive financial support, advice and coaching and their progress is monitored over a period of 1 year to ensure they meet agreed targets.
Supporting social innovation strongly resonates with Bayport Ghana’s values of responsibility, empowerment and innovation as they care very deeply about the welfare and success of teachers who are equipping future generations to succeed. It is a delight to partner with an organisation that can invest and celebrate the innovative teachers of Ghana who work hard to teach our children by helping them spread their ideas to help even more children. Bayport believes that the solutions to some of the problems education in Ghana face will come from innovative teachers who understand the issues deeply and have creative solutions and the entrepreneurial drive to make a big change happen in education.