Our Mission

At Pagus: Africa, our mission is to empower youth in Ghana to be change-makers in their communities.

Our Vision

We envision a nation of globally 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


Ask Questions. Learn  more.


Be honest,  forgiving and genuine.


Find joy in all aspects of our lives.



Be compassionate, generous, and caring.


Stand up for what matters.


Value  each individual’s worth.  Be courteous.


Take personal responsibility.


Treat others fairly, make well-informed judgements.