TRT Project on “Cross-Cultural Religious Literacy Training for Second-Cycle Schools in Ghana”

The Sanneh Institute is launching a two-year project with funding from the Templeton Religion Trust (TRT) in “Cross-Cultural Religious Literacy Training for Second-Cycle Schools in Ghana,” from August 01, 2024, to July 31, 2026.

The project seeks to create the enabling conditions that move Ghana’s religious tolerance beyond banal calls for peaceful coexistence to constructive, robust engagement between different religious communities within the country’s shared educational space at the second-cycle level. TSI seeks through the project to equip managers and duty bearers in second cycle schools with the skills and competencies as agents to address and resolve tensions and conflicts that arise from shared educational spaces they oversee.  

The project will deliver nine in-person training seminars in Cross-Cultural Religious Literacy for school managers, administrators, headmasters, house mistresses and chaplains in mission and non-mission schools. A total of nine training sessions across Ghana will provide important skills and competencies for school officials to navigate the cultural and religious differences and to appreciate and foster the educational and formational value in such differences. The first set of training sessions will take place during the last quarter of 2024 and the remaining during the 2025/26 academic year.