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Karima Nibaradun, the educator changing the lives of rural kids in the Upper West Region of Ghana

By Evans Ahorsu

Karima Nibaradun is a Teacher by profession. She holds a Master of Education in Educational Administration and Management from the University of Education, Winneba Ghana.

Being a teacher is not an easy job in the first place and being posted to a school that has nothing to show it is actually a school is another. But the joy of seeing her kids being able to accomplish a task without having resources to make it easier gives her the ultimate joy to go back to her job each day.

Karima sees herself as a change agent for educational development in rural communities. Creating a better and comfortable environment for rural children to reach their potential and also compete with their peers in the outside world.

After graduating from teacher Training College, her biggest wish was to teach in a town school where most schools had resources to make teaching easier. She was,

however, pushed by her dad to go to a rural school where he thought her services were more needed. Karima listened and her passion for volunteering started after an encounter with a girl in her class.


Karima teaching her pupils ICT with her own Laptop

Karima "When children in rural schools fail its not because they are stupid but because they do not have the context to understand what they are being asked."

She has dedicated her nine years of progressing experience in teaching in rural schools. She was recently appointed as the Headmistress for Woloyiri R/C KG/Primary School in the Wa West District in the Upper West Region.

She sees herself as a change agent for educational development in rural communities. Creating a better and comfortable environment for rural children to reach their potential and also compete with their peers in the outside world.

Due to her passion for her job and volunteering, she has been able to support rural schools in which she finds herself using social media. Some of these projects carried out and some still in progress

Karima Single handly raises funds to buy maths set and sanitary pads and donate to rural pupils sitting for their Basic Education Certificate Examinations BECE every year. She also donates sanitary pads to girls every month and taking them through personal and menstrual hygiene.

She sometimes uses her monthly salary to do these projects. She constructed a makeshift classroom and donated 25 metal desks for her previous school and currently constructing about 26 metal desks and fixing 18 windows in her current school.



She was recently given a sponsorship package to Scotland by an organization called Paperclip Community Networks due to her dedication, commitment, and passion towards her work.


Karima with Provost Jean Jones

She is very curious and loves to try her hands on anything creative.



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