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Education Quality Program Announces 2019 Award Winners

By Jenn Winter

For the second year, Opportunity International’s Education Quality program is recognizing associated schools that have demonstrated the most significant innovation and determination to improve the quality of education for their students.

Winning schools were evaluated based on their ability to implement planned activities and creatively use limited resources to maximize the impact of their learning environments. The award committee looked for approaches that both engaged and benefited the school community, students, and families.

The EduQuality Awards were established to acknowledge the schools most dedicated to the advancement of high-quality education. Eligible schools must be enrolled in the EduQuality program, currently accessing a School Improvement Loan from their local Opportunity partner financial institution, and must be in good standing with their loan repayment. Award winners receive a cash prize and wall plaque for their school, which is being presented during their respective awards ceremonies in February and early March 2020.


  • First Prize ($5,000): Pax Junior School, Uganda
  • Second Prize ($2,000): Kireka High School, Uganda
  • Honourable Mention ($1,000 each):
    • Acropolis Maranatha Academy, Ghana
    • Busia Trust Secondary School, Uganda
    • Solid Rock Foundation School, Ghana

“We created the awards to encourage all schools in the EduQuality program to engage their school communities in strategic planning by using innovation to improve the quality of education for their students," said Renée McAlpin, Global EduQuality Manager. "These award winners exemplify the achievements that are possible when a school community is fully committed to creating a supportive environment for their learners to excel.”

To learn more about Opportunity’s Education Quality Program, visit edufinance.org.

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