THE COO EXPLAINS THE FLEXIBILITY OF THE NEW INNOVATIVE PAYMENT MODE TO PARENTS
OUR CHERISHED EDUPAY AWARD WINNERS FOR THE TERM
MADAM FLORENCE. 'EDUPAY HELPS ME TO KEEP MY WARDS AT SCHOOL WITH EASE'
‘Piloting a Sustainable Education Financing Scheme (EDUPAY) for the Poor in Rural Low Cost Private Schools (RLCPSs) In the PresteaHuni Valley District (PHD) of Ghana’” font_container_desc=”text_align:center”]
Our flagship international award winning model, EduPay has been selected to participate in the 2017-18
Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI®) Online program conducted by the US based Miller Center for social
Entrepreneurship and the Santa Clara University (SCU) . The mission of GSBI is “to Accelerate
entrepreneurship to end global poverty and protect the planet” Edupay was selected as one of the 21
finalists from over 350 applicants and 31 semifinalists to receive 6 months of program support,
mentorship, and access to a broad network of social entrepreneurs and impact investors. During the
program GSBI is expected to take Edupay through five schematic areas to prepare the model for scaling.
This will include fine tuning the Business Model, Impact Model, Growth path and Financial Model.
Funding Plan and Marketing materials shall be developed fully for sustainable growth of the Edupay
program. We at MSA are proud that Edupay is part of the 13th cohort of the GSBI online accelerator
program. We are excited to be part of the program and very much thankful to Miller Center. We believe
and hope being part of the program shall endow Edupay with resources in order to reach out and assist
at least 50000 pupils and Parents. Kindly read more about GSBI and cohort members here;
Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) as plastic recovery center. Members bring their plastic bottles and
sachet to be stored in a receptacle to be picked up by plastic recycling companies. Leaders of FBOs
educate and sensitize their members on how to live clean and manage waste. “][tt_service service_type=”type-3″ type=”icomoon” icon_icomoon=”icon-stack-of-three-coins” title=”Women in Cocoa Capacity Building Program” subtext=”This program was designed to help empower
women in the cocoa sub sector in the Bibiani Ahwiaso Bekwai District of the Western Region of
Ghana. MSA trained over 500 women including community leaders and 50 Trainers from Civil
society. “][tt_service service_type=”type-3″ type=”icomoon” icon_icomoon=”icon-stack-of-three-coins” title=”Edupay Program” subtext=”: is a tuition fee payment model developed to provide an affordable education
financing scheme for low income parents. Through flexible payment and pre-financing schemes,
financial resources are recycled to allow students to experience uninterrupted quality education. The
program has benefitted over 9000 students and 4000 women single parents since 2016. “][tt_service service_type=”type-3″ type=”icomoon” icon_icomoon=”icon-stack-of-three-coins” title=”Monitoring Matters” subtext=”Participating organization for Ghana’s component of the Monitoring Matters
project which sought to compare conventional scientific monitoring of natural resources to
monitoring by local communities sponsored by DANINDA and implemented through collaboration
between twelve (12) universities, research institutes and biodiversity management organization in ten
(10) countries including USA, UK, Ghana, Tanzania, Madagascar, Peru and Denmark). “]
dump site into a recreational center for the people of Prestea (Ghana) and other surrounding
communities. The facility is currently serving as an isolation center for covid 19 patients in the
District. This was done through a unique partnership with Golden Star Bogoso Prestea Limited. “][tt_service service_type=”type-3″ type=”icomoon” icon_icomoon=”icon-user” title=”Agri-Residue Charcoal: Affordable clean Energy for Rural Communities” subtext=”The program was
designed to train the people of Dumase (Ghana) on the recipes for affordable Charcoal briquete
preparation and uses. Beneficiaries were also sensitized on economic and environmental benefits of
briquettes made from agric residue when used for domestic cooking and industrial use.”][tt_service service_type=”type-3″ type=”icomoon” icon_icomoon=”icon-user” title=”Protein Fields Project” subtext=”The program pilots a replicable sustainable farming model where crop
farming residues are supplied to cattle farmers to curb resource conflicts and also as a climate
change adaptation strategy. “]
The efforts of MSA and their EDUPAY program are obviously worth highlighting, for innovation, remarkable contribution to sustainable development, and the vast potential of the model to support other impoverished regions of the world.
As a result, EDUPAY was nominated for Best Project in the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition conducted under the UNESCO Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development received by Emmanuel Douglas Turkson on the EDUPAY model .