The main focus of AMO Programme is improving on the quality of education by introducing Active Learning Materials (ALMs) for the basic education in Ghana.
AMO stands for ‘Agodi Ma Osuahu’, which is an acronym meaning ‘Playing gives experience’.
It is derived from Twi, one of Ghanaian main languages.
We all know that education is essential for the development of a country.
A society will be able to change and come to full development, when its citizens have access to qualitatively good education. To reach this, a country must be able to integrate all educational related factors and aspects into one education policy.
Introducing a new Curriculum, Ghana is making a big step towards such education policy.
As known, effective learning results require effective educational systems, broadly trained teachers and applicable educational learning materials. AMO Programme contributes towards that by providing Active Learning Materials, ALMs and Active Learning Methods and train the Teachers in that. AMO Programme wants to ensure the quality of education and to guarantee excellence for all, as the AMO Programme is based on the UNESCO Education for All (EFA) movement.
AMO Programme consists of four departments: Production, Training, Research and Marketing. All these functions are practiced, based on the four times ‘local’ principle:
- Local governance: Board and Management consist of Ghanaians
- Local materials: the use of local materials, mainly wood
- Local people: Ghanaian employees
- Local products: ALMs fitting within the Ghanaian context
AMO Programme intends to improve the quality of education in Ghana by
- Provision of Active Learning Materials, ALM’s
- Introducing Active Learning Methods
- Training of Teachers to apply these ALM’s in their lessons
To improve the quality of education in Ghana, West Africa,by implementing Active Learning Materials (ALMs)into early childhood and primary education.
1995 – The AMO Programme was founded by a Dutch couple who worked and lived in Ghana and situated in Abetifi-Kwahu.
2003 – AMO Programme became an independent local NGO. As any other, at that time AMO Programme had its own challenges, struggles and successes like every starting business. The Board of Governors succeeded and established AMO Programme as a leading factor within education.
2006 – A Dutch committee who supported AMO in this challenge became the ABaCus Foundation. In the years 2006 and 2007 AMO Programme had several projects concerning implementing Active Learning Materials (ALMs) in Ghanaian primary education, supported by some donors. Besides this, a few woodworking machines for the workshop were purchased. These projects made AMO flourish for a while.
2009 – A steady progress was made towards some sustainability.
2011 – AMO Model School Project was initiated, giving a positive boost: throughout Ghana, AMO Model Schools were started in every region to give sight to the ideas of AMO Programme in the whole country.
2012 – 2015 Coordination was done by Hopespring Foundation, situated in Accra.
2014 – AMO Programme got funding to build a new Workshop.
2016 – Opening of Headquarters and Workshop in Abepotia, Nkawkaw, near the highway Accra
2017 – onwards, moved down from the hills of Abetifi to Abepotia, Active Learning Materials or AMO Learning Materials (ALMs) are produced in an efficient working environment, besides that, all activities are coordinated in its Headquarters situated in the same place.
AGODI MA OSUAHU
PLAYING GIVES EXPERIENCE
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