About TEERE

Our Story

TEERE started initially as a non-registered community mobilization organization. It provided remedial education, counseled youth on educational opportunities and facilitated the admission of many others.


Starting 2011, it has been working with low-income, mostly rural women to improve their economic circumstances by connecting them with Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA). In 2014, we registered the organization to tap into the experiences of the founder in government, development work, women empowerment, education, research, culture and the creative arts..

An Autonomous local government system based on the rule of law, Ghanaian culture and tradition.

TEERE would want to see communities take charge of their own affairs.

Strengthen and secure the active participation of citizens in all matters affecting their lives through local actions.

What does TEERE mean

TEERE means change or more generally impact. The word derives from the Farefari language spoken in the Upper East region of Ghana. It exists in many of the other languages in northern Ghana. The choice of this word is to show the compelling and burning need for the transformation of lives in northern Ghana in particular and the country as a whole. This is deep-rooted change that gives the regions a strategic direction. This should change the mindset of state actors and improve their attitude to work to enable them focus on results



Our Approach

TEERE’s main goal is empower citizens to take charge of their own affairs. To succeed in this respect, our approach is to work directly with the people within the communities and institutions that work with them. We therefore create the platform for people to initiate their own local actions that would help solve the social, cultural, political and economic challenges facing them. For instance, our flagship project, the TEERE Local Government Forum (TLGF) provides opportunity for citizens, duty bearers, experts and practitioners in local government to regularly interact to contribute to the decision making process at the local level and to influence local government policy reforms in Ghana. Also, the Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs) project enables the organization to create a multi-purpose platform to empower women to create wealth through savings mobilization whiles building their leadership potential and other personal development areas. The VSLAs are part of our local economic development agenda.

In that regard, we also collaborate with relevant state institutions such as Regional Coordinating Council (RCC), Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), Local Government Service Secretariat (LGSS), National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) and other institutions to provide that platform.

TEERE also works Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and social groups especially disadvantaged and excluded ones to help drive the change we are seeking in our communities. CSOs have played a key role in our democratic and governance system for decades. Therefore, TEERE together with other CSOs advocates and mobilises resources to help influence policy direction towards the disadvantaged, poor and vulnerable people within the society.

Redirecting attention toward these areas have enormous potential for positively impacting the lives of people in the northern sector and the country as a whole. We are also accountable to our development partners particularly communities and other stakeholders. We seek their contributions regarding plans for projects that are meant to benefit them, giving them an opportunity to evaluate our work and provide suggestions for improvement.



  •   Ministries Block, Box 373.
    Bolgatanga, Upper East Region (UER),
    Ghana. West Africa
  •   +233 382-021-907
  •   +233 200-915-187
  • info@teeregh.org

About TEERE

TEERE started initially as a non-registered community mobilization organization. It provided remedial education, counseled youth on educational opportunities and facilitated the admission of many others. Starting 2011, it has been working with low-income...


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