About

Our Mission

To empower youth in Ghana to be change-makers in their communities.

Our Vision

A nation of global–minded youth empowered with education, self-confidence and relevant skills that allow them to reach their full potential.

Our Approach

  • Holistic: Pagus takes a holistic approach to the academic, personal and social development of Ghanaian children into young adults – empowering them to imagine what is possible and become change-makers in their communities.

     

  • Rigorous programs: Our programs set a high bar.  They encourage critical thinking, creative expression and social awareness while addressing  gaps in academic & technical skills; personal growth & leadership experience; and community health & sustainability.
  • Locally driven model: Our model is locally driven, preparing our teenage and young adult scholars to teach children and lead projects in their communities. As our scholars get stronger, so do their communities.

Our students help to  develop innovative, community-based projects to tackle the root causes and consequences of poverty.  This grassroots approach engages youth to be leaders and thought-partners in an educational framework that is truly holistic.

Since 2005 we have been working in Ghana as Pagus:Africa. In 2014 we established the Center for Achievement (PCFA) to empower local youth to find their passion, personal voice, and self-confidence.  The two entities are connected in mission and governance, with Pagus:Africa acting as the funding arm for PCFA. Each entity is a registered charitable organization and each one has their own board of directors.

Core Values

Curiosity

Ask Questions. Learn  more.

Trust

Be honest,  forgiving and genuine.

Joy

Find joy in all aspects of our lives.

 

Kindness

Be compassionate, generous, and caring.

Courage

Stand up for what matters.

Respect

Value  each individual’s worth.  Be courteous.

Accountability

Take personal responsibility.

Fairness

Treat others fairly, make well-informed judgements.