T-TEL Ghana wins Mott MacDonald Global Sustainability Award.

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Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL) Ghana has been announced as the winner of Mott MacDonald’s Global Sustainability Award 2020.

For the past six years, T-TEL, a Government of Ghana programme funded by UK Aid and implemented by Mott MacDonald trading as Cambridge Education, has been at the forefront of improving and reforming pre-service teacher education by working with all 46 colleges of Education in Ghana, the five public universities to which they are affiliated, stakeholders and key agencies of Ghana's Ministry of Education.

Heather Rigby, Mott MacDonald Group sustainability advisor announcing the winner stated that “The sustainability awards are an occasion to celebrate our colleagues' excellent work that has demonstrated a complete integration of sustainability, and that has delivered positive social outcomes for our clients and for the communities that we work in".

T-TEL was nominated as the regional sustainability award winner for Africa, the Middle East and South Asia and then went on to compete with other regional winners from across the world before being declared the overall global winner.

Project entries were assessed based on added value, client focus, innovative approaches and delivery of inclusive outcome, which in practice directly or indirectly promotes the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

The citation from the panel accompanying the award stated that: “This project impressed our judges by demonstrating tangible results and real outcomes on many UN SDGs. The project showed excellent engagement with local communities and a passion for improving education and social outcomes. The judges were also impressed with the project’s long-term sustainability and the multi-generational benefits that T-TEL will continue to generate.”

Mr Robin Todd, Team leader of T-TEL “I am delighted that the work which the Government of Ghana has led on their ground-breaking teacher education reforms has been recognized through this global award.  Now that T-TEL has transitioned into a Ghanaian-owned not-for-profit organization we look forward to working with the Government and stakeholders to continue driving positive change across Ghana’s education sector".

Professor Jophus Anamuah-Mensah, T-TEL Board Chair “The announcement that T-TEL has won the Mott MacDonald (MM) Global Sustainability Award came to me with a mixed feeling of surprise, excitement and wonder.  But in my thoughtful moments, I came to the conclusion that Winning is a motivation to continue to excel, to look forward to greater things and not to look back; it is also not a solo effort but the collective strength of a team. Winning this MM Sustainability award, a global one at that, calls for sober reflection on what we did right from the beginning, how we did it and what we could have done better. There is always room to learn and improve. Let’s make winning a habit of T-TEL through sharpening the creative thoughts and skills of Team T-TEL.”

Each year the sustainability award is organised by Mott MacDonald to reward projects which not only deliver positive social outcomes through their interventions but also implement sustainability plans to ensure the continuation of the impact of their interventions.

T-TEL, funded by UK Aid, ended in December 2020 and has transitioned into a Ghanaian not-for-profit organisation to provide high-quality technical advice and expertise to enable Ghana’s education system to reach greater heights. For further information, please visit (t-tel.org)

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