Awards & Recognition

2017 Top NGOs

Pan-African Awards

The Pan-African Awards reward the very best projects which are using enterprise and entrepreneurship to innovate in the field of education. The awards are generously supported by The Saville Foundation, a charitable foundation based in South Africa.  World Partners for Development was among the Top 20 in the Africa NGO category in 2017 for its innovative entrepreneurship program that makes underserved community schools more financial sustainable. 


2017 Classy Awards Finalist
Most Innovative & Social Enterprise  Nonprofits

In 2017, World Partners for Development (WPD) was named as a finalist in the Classy Awards for its 21st Century social innovative programs that is empowering underserved communities in Ghana. 100 projects were chosen from over one thousand nonprofit organizations projects worldwide. All finalist projects were selected for championing social progress in underprivileged communities across the globe. WPD’s project model was showcased at the Classy Awards conference in Boston, USA in June, 2017. 

2016 Program Recognition

World Partners for Dev-Ghana Recognized for Entrepreneurship & Education Award UK-based charity Teach A Man To Fish announced World Partners for Development-Ghana as one of the Top 25 Africa NGOs with  School Enterprise Programs. 

2013 - Education That Pays For Itself, Paraguay 
Philip Darko, WPDG's Coordinator for International services accepted a honor award on behalf of the organization at an international conference in Paraguay, South America. WPDG was awarded for its high impact entrepreneurship school programs that link education, employability and enterprise. 

2012 Winner

Educating Africa Pan African Awards

for Entrepreneurship Education

Our DIY Solar Light entrepreneurship business model for rural schools won the Most Innovative Development Project award in a competition promoted by Educating Africa and Teach A Man To Fish, UK in 2012. World Partners for Development's project was selected out of more than 500 NGO school entrepreneurship projects in Africa. This award was presented during the Annual Conference of Teach A Man To Fish in 2013 in Paraguay, and Philip Darko, WPD’s Director for International Programs received the award on  behalf of his organization. 

2012 HONORARY AWARDS:  *** Ghanaian Association of Baltimore, USA

                                                                   *** Unity Bridge, a USA based nonprofit working in Ghana

U.S. Summit for Global Citizen Diplomacy - 2010
U.S. Department of Sate | Office of Diplomacy & Public Affairs

World Partners for Development won the Top 10 Award for utilizing Tele Video Conferencing to link Ghana schools and other schools around the world to share ideas that provide opportunities for positive social change and development. 

Education That Pays For Itself. Students making cheese to generate income to support their school program.

Middle & High School Students in Ghana sharing cross-cultural ideas with students in the USA.