Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them

Lady Bird Johnson, Former First Lady of the United States.

About Us

Spring-UP Global Network(SUGN) is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2019. We are focused on contributing to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4: ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

We are a network of youth mentors advancing basic quality education with a focus on mentoring children in rural communities in Ghana. Spring-UP Global Network was founded by Ms Akorfa Ama Akoto, an education and social protection professional and innovator from Ghana who believes that when education and mentorship are prioritised, the world will nurture more self-assured children.

Our programs are designed to promote the foundational literacy and learning skills of children in hard-to-reach public pre-tertiary schools, leading to improved equitable access to education.

We are on a mission to connect Tertiary students and Young professionals to provide mentorship and career guidance to pre-tertiary schools in Ghana. In addition, we’re nurturing the reading and writing skills of children through our iRead iLead Campaign. At Spring-UP Global Network, we are working to achieve the UN SDG4 Target4.1 and 4.6, which says:

  1. By 2030, all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education, leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes.
  2. By 2030, ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy.

As part of our programs, we donate school supplies and organise mentorship and career guidance seminars in public pre-tertiary schools. In 2020, the SUGN team spearheaded the iRead iLead Educational campaign, a visionary 10-year strategic education campaign, which includes the iRead iLead Library Project and the iRead iLead Literacy Programme. The iRead iLead Library Project focuses on renovating and building new libraries in rural and deprived schools in Ghana, while the iRead iLead Literacy Programme is focused on establishing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Clubs in schools to improve foundational literacy and equip learners with 21st-century skills to get them prepared and excited about pursuing STEM disciplines at the Senior High School level. With the financial support of dedicated volunteers and social media followers, SUGN was able to refurbish two (2) libraries between 2020 and early 2022, benefitting over 700 learners in both schools.
In September 2022, Deloitte recognised SUGN’s transformative potential and named it as a partner in its WorldClass Initiative. This partnership, valued at $55,000.00, has already yielded impressive results. In just twenty (20) months, both organisations have collaborated to refurbish and restock eight (8) school libraries, providing over 9,400 books and impacting the lives of over 23,319 children across five (5) regions in Ghana. This achievement is a beacon of hope, demonstrating the power of strategic partnerships in driving social change

Our programs are designed to improve the foundational learning skills of children in hard-to-reach public basic schools and communities leading to improved equitable access to literature and digital literacy.

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The organization is transforming the lives of underprivileged children in primary and junior high schools through mentorship and donations. We seek to promote quality and inclusive education by changing their worldview for the better. SUGN aims to ignite a passion to succeed in the hearts and minds of underprivileged children in orphanages and underprivileged schools.

Our Vision

Our vision is to bridge the literacy gap between children in rural and urban Ghana.

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the foundational learning of children in deprived schools and communities.

Key Program Areas

  1. Providing libraries (physical and e-libraries)

  2. Establishing Literacy Clubs in schools

  3. Donation of School Supplies

  4. Robotics and Coding Training

  5. Mentorship and Leadership Seminars

  6. Scholarships

Our Programs

  1. iRead iLead Campaign

  2. Mentor Me

  3. Back to School Drive

Our Values

  1. Respect for children’s rights

  2. Commitment

  3. Excellence

  4. Partnership

  5. Sustainability


Our Partners

Our Team

Meet The Executives

Meet the key people leading the team to drive change in various schools and communities.

Akorfa Ama Akoto

Founder & Executive Director

Eunice Larbie


Gifty Asantewaa Kankam

Finance Lead

Eric Kwesi Oppong

PR & Development Director

Project Director - iRead iLead Educational Campaign

Gideon Wortey Narh

Membership Director

Alumni Stories

Victor Godwin Coleman Ghana

In diverse ways. Having the volunteering experience on my CV speaks volume for itself anywhere and everywhere I submit it. It shows my potential employers and graduate Admissions board's that I am committed to giving back to my society and look forward making it a better place to live in.

Gifty Ayivi Ghana

It has boosted my self esteem and taught me to give back to the society in any manner

Chentille Ruth Attiogbe Ghana

By mentoring children through SUGN programmes, I have been able to impact a greater number of students and help change their mindsets about education, career prospects and know there is no limit. In this regards, SUGN has helped me develop my team and project management skill along with people skills. The volunteering experience has also taught me to be resilient.