About Us

Organizational Background

LDP started its work in 1985 under the auspices of the Ghana Institute of Linguistics Literacy and Bible Translation (GILLBT) under the name Dagbani Literacy Project. In 2005 LDP was registered as an NGO. Initially LDP served the illiterate Dagomba adult population. Since 1985 LDP has carried out literacy in the districts of Tamale, Yendi, Sang, Namuba North, Gushiegu, Karaga, Tolon, Kumbungu, Savelugu and Nanton. Since its inception in 1985 more than 40,000 people took part in the different stages of the literacy program.  Close to 13,000 people took part in our classes between 2011 and 2016. Out of this number, 8,359 learners obtained a certificate in basic and/or advance mother tongue literacy and oral and/or written English.

LDP graduates (especially adults) have become agents of change in their communities contributing to its development, being able to deal with the outside world who otherwise would take advantage of their ignorance. Adults who have tasted literacy send their children to school which breaks the vicious cycle of illiteracy and forms the foundation for alleviating poverty. Partly

because of the literacy work contacts have grown between the local population and development organisations, which has led to the arising of activity groups that have dedicated themselves to the improvement of infrastructure, agriculture, education and public health.

LDP staff has a long experience in providing effective literacy classes for rural communities. The organization moves to the most remote areas in the region to reach out to communities which have no or just a little access to education. LDP’s expertise is mother tongue literacy. Because of the use of a simple and straight forward reading methodology, even facilitators without any formal education are very effective in their work as literacy teachers.

01 - Mission

Working in collaboration with rural communities, other Non Governmental Organisations, and Government Organisations, LDP exists to empower poor rural communities in Northern Ghana to free them (the rural people) from social, economic and political deprivation through literacy, quality basic education and development.

02 - Vision

The vision of LDP is to ensure that rural communities in northern Ghana have access to a high standard of basic education, freed from illiteracy leading to the improvement of an individual’s life and the development of society as a whole. 

03 - Values

  • LDP finds inspiration in the Christian faith and values good Christian morals.
  • LDP values the availability and use of functional literature, particularly in the mother tongue of the Dagomba people. From this should come the respect for all people, religions and cultures, holistic development, social change, and equal opportunities for the girl-child and women.
  • LDP values involvement of the target communities at every level of operation. Therefore it is essential that they receive adequate and relevant training to enable them to function effectively.
  • LDP values service, which starts at the grassroots based on interest and choice of the communities and proceeds to all institutions which have related interests.
  • LDP values partnership, which is shown by the fact that we are working in collaboration with other institutions with common aspirations.
  • LDP values excellence in who we are and what we do.

Help Us Provide a Better Education

LDP provides GES teachers alongside literacy facilitators with skills
and teaching materials to enable them to teach Dagomba children to read and write well in both Dagbani and English.

Management Team

Abdulai Elihu Wumbei

Abdulai Elihu Wumbei

Elihu is the leader of the Management Team. First joined the Organization as Finance Manager in 1998. He has over two decades experience in the organization and has risen from Finance Manager to Director. He holds bachelors in Social Sciences from the University of Cape Coast, MBA from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology as well as Management in Development Management from GIMPA.
Mrs. Joke Delange Yakubu

Mrs. Joke Delange Yakubu

Literacy Consultant
Mrs. Yakubu has been working in Ghana since 1995. For the past 10 years she has worked as Literacy Consultant for LDP. She has a deep understanding of the challenges Ghana faces in terms of education, especially related to low reading achievement levels in basic schools. She holds a Masters of Arts in Education from Biola University in majoring on teaching second language reading and writing, curriculum assessment and development, educational research, materials evaluation and preparation, and school leadership.
Iddrisu Ziblim David

Iddrisu Ziblim David

Literacy Advocacy Coordinator
Ziblim coordinates the Literacy Advocacy wing of LDP supported by CISU. He is more of a community and public person. Not only has he some competence of communication but also a great passion for advocacy that influences attitudinal change in community development. Ziblim has great media and public speaking experience after several years of media practice in the traditional electronic media and community work with previous NGOs. He holds a Bachelors in Social Work with specific knowledge in Linguistics, Working with Children, Sociology and more.
Moses Tia

Moses Tia

Finance Manager
Abukari Moses Tia has finance working experience at LDP since his inclusion in the Team in 1999. He was first stationed in the Yendi satellite Office to handle finance but later transferred to the Main Office in Tamale where he is currently the Finance Manager of the Organization. He holds an HND in Accounting as well as a degree in Administration – Accounting Option.

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