Unlocking the Power of Education

Investing in Literacy and Income Generation for Africa’s Most Vulnerable

“ENA, over the past five years, has been transforming lives across the country with zeal and dedication. The Commission has witnessed communities in urban and rural areas transformed through ENA literacy activities. We believe that the support extended by ENA will have a cascading effect on the communities under its jurisdiction and enable them to touch more lives in hard-to-reach areas of Ghana.

–Secretary General National Commission for UNESCO, Ghana

Building Self-Reliant Skills of Vulnerable Populations

ENA is committed to fostering sustainable development by investing in literacy and vocational skills training across Ghana, Ethiopia, and Sierra Leone. Recognizing the transformative power of education, they implement programs that empower individuals with essential literacy skills and equip them with vocational training opportunities, enabling them to secure sustainable livelihoods. Through tailored initiatives, we address local needs and empowers communities to break the cycle of poverty. By investing in education and vocational skills, they not only uplift individuals but also contribute to the socio-economic development of these nations, fostering a brighter future for generations to come.

Literacy is the first stepping stone to self-reliance.

We address critical needs in vulnerable communities.

Mobilizing local resources builds communities from the inside.

Creating Community-Based Solutions

“Education and vocational training are essential pathways for illiterate individuals to cultivate self-reliance and unlock their full potential. Through literacy, individuals gain knowledge, confidence, and empowerment, enabling them to navigate life’s challenges with resilience and independence. Vocational training further equips them with tangible skills, opening doors to sustainable livelihoods and breaking the cycle of poverty for themselves and their communities.”

–Cecilia Amankwah, Ghana Country Director

Empowering Women and Redefining Poverty: The Evolution of ENA’s Self-Reliance Program

“I lost hope for my future but now I feel IGA has given me a shield to help with my difficulties. Now I have financial freedom.” 

–Girma Tolessa, Galiye, Ethiopia

Over the past 15 years, ENA’s self-reliance program in Ethiopia has evolved significantly; it began by providing to entrepreneurial individuals female goats. Over the years, this program has evolved into a comprehensive program called Income Generating Activities (IGA). IGA requires women to undergo a one-year business training, equipping them with essential business management skills. ENA supports these women throughout their entrepreneurial journey, including skills training and financial accountability. In 2023, our IGA program has trained over 320 women, indirectly impacting over 1,600 people.


Creating Educational Access for Children: Koftu Primary School

“What you have done is priceless. Our children were not given the privilege to receive an education, but now our children can have the chance to go to school.”

-Fayisa Gardisa, Local village Elder and Leader, Ethiopia


ENA proudly announces that in 2023, 429 primary-aged children now attend the Koftu School in Debre Zeit. This primary school marks a significant milestone as the first of its kind in the region. With four dedicated teachers and a head schoolmaster at the helm, the Koftu School stands as a symbol of opportunity and progress for the surrounding villages. Families expressed joy and immense gratitude for the chance their children have to receive an education, paving the way for brighter futures ahead.


Schools built or reconstructed

Children and youth that attended schools

Adults enrolled in literacy programs

Scholarships granted

Empowering Futures: Building Self-Reliance through Literacy, Vocational Training, and Income-Generating Activities

Illiteracy remains a significant global issue, with over 182 million adults and 48 million youth lacking basic reading and writing skills. Additionally, 22% of primary-aged children are not enrolled in school, totaling 30 million children, and over 75% of children aged 5 to 9 are not attending school. Sub-Saharan Africa faces the highest number of illiterate youth. This highlights the urgent need for initiatives aimed at promoting literacy worldwide.

–Africa Library Project


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