Link Community Development International

Link Community Development is a family of organisations working to transform education for children and communities across impoverished rural areas of Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda and Uganda through innovative, low-cost and replicable models.

The need for our work:
• Governments and schools rarely have access to accurate data to enable effective use of limited resources. We help build their capacity to improve data management and application

• Reading skills can break the cycle of poverty. Children whose mothers can read are 50% more likely to live past age five. Link develops effective literacy and numeracy programmes for communities in need across sub-Saharan Africa

• Weak school governance reduces community school ownership. Our School Performance Review (SPR) gives citizens a voice, fostering a culture of transparency, trust and mutual accountability between communities and schools, enabling greater collective responsibility

• Teachers are key to learning but receive little professional development or support. We provide high quality teacher training, mentoring and support

• Unsupportive cultural and societal norms exclude vulnerable children. We help education leadership develop and sustain inclusive practices

• Rural African schools can be over-crowded, unsafe and unconducive to learning. We help schools to become “child-friendly” through safe infrastructure, sanitation facilities and child protection policies.

We have partner offices in each of the countries we work in - Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda and Uganda - who deliver our programmes.

Member Type

Organisational member, E

Areas of Interest

  • Education - Schools
  • Education – Development & Capacity Building
  • Education – General
  • Policy

Operational Areas

  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Malawi
  • Uganda

Contact's Name

Samantha Ross


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