According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 26 , “ Everyone has the right to education.” This article goes ahead to state that “ education shall be made generally available…and equally accessible to all…. “
As a result, a number of organisations and institutions have joined forces to tackle this Universal issue. This is where Right For Education Africa ( R:Ed ) comes in . R:Ed prides itself in being Africa’s largest life long learning and mentoring resource.
With basis on Africa,R:Ed combines a wealth of cultural and practical articles.Thus shining light on life across Africa, past , present and future . This provides various communities with the tools to make the future for themselves.
The history of R:Ed dates back to 2004 in Ghana. It is under the stewardship of Dr. Susann Dattenberg-Doyle , AFBSS Psychology, Queen of GBI Kpoeta , Ghana that Right For Education came into existence.
This came about after the successful creation of schools in Kpoeta,Upper Volta, Ghana. Her charitable work in the area and close relationship with the community led to her coronation as Mama Ngoryisi Dziworn 1 , Queen of GBI Kpoeta, Ghana.
Having been registered as a charity both in Ireland and Ghana,R:Ed has continued to spread to several parts of Africa and the World asba whole. Thus, emerging as an entity that stands for Right to have original African centric texts for free with a huge following.
Right For Education Chapters and Societies
In its attempts to spread to other countries, Right For Education has set up branches in several countries. These branches are known as “ Chapters”.At the time of writing this article,the known Chapters are in the following countries: Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda , South Africa, Kenya etc.
On the other hand,R:Ed Societies are a kind of association/clubs that exist in various Universities across the world.At the moment, Soroti University and Oxford university are some of the Universities having R:Ed societies.
The majority of R:Ed chapters mostly operate online at the moment.In fact some members of the chapters have never met physically.The team work with each other online. This is made possible through meetings via WhatsApp, Google Meet, Zoom etc to achieve the common goal.
Right For Education Africa is ranked the number one largest Facebook page in Africa,with over 6.5 million followers.The latter have access to a variety of content they receive via the R:Ed online platforms.This content is written by Members of R:Ed Chapters and Societies.To know more about Right For Education, kindly visit their website and perhaps apply to join a Chapter or Society in your country.