Friday, February 19, 2016

Teach For Ghana has Launched

Improving education is the "Elephant in the Room"
Accolades to Daniel Dotse. The 29 year-old CEO gave up his career with a pharmaceutical company in NY to dedicate himself to improving education in his home country where he has launched Teach for Ghana - part of the Teach For All global network.

ASAP worked in improve education in rural Zimbabwe for two decades, so appreciates efforts to tackle this "Elephant in the Room".  Click here to learn more about our work.

Good luck Daniel, we look forward to your huge success!

Monday, February 08, 2016

Positive Deviance

Positive Deviance - ‘spot the novel in the familiar’

When evaluating project impact, there is always a distribution of results. Positive Deviance asks the community itself to identify and investigate the outliers, not the norms. To ‘spot the novel in the familiar’.

More difficult than it sounds -  this requires development "experts" to give up the 'answers looking for problem to solve' project approach.
Richard Pascale, Jerry & Monique Sternin describe this powerful new idea in their book The Power of Positive Deviance.  Click here.