School Type: Private, Urban
Year Elected: 2014
Right to Dream Academy (RTD) is a premiere soccer Academy in the outskirts of the capital Accra, Ghana. It is an academy that exists to help provide opportunities that enable young talented Africans fulfill their potentials and, in time, claim a better future for their families and communities. As the world is changing, RTD has mentioned that the profession of soccer is looking for a different type of athlete and therefore they need to be able to nurture talented young people to make the most informed decision about their futures. RTD believes that the key to unlocking academic and sporting success is achieved through character development and social and emotional intelligence. This learning and application is in every sphere of their education, from the classroom to the pitch. At RTD, students have a chance to change their lives and the lives of the people in their community. The school has expanded their sphere of influence by extending their search of talent to Nigeria, Mali and Burkina Faso.
- Right to Dream Academy is one of the only schools that has a social emotional curriculum in addition to the school curriculum.
- The seven character traits - Self-discipline, Passion, Initiative, Integrity, Social Intelligence, Giving Back and Winning are infused in all the activities that they do at the academy.