The Visiola Foundation Ghana (VFG) has partnered with the globally renowned Ashesi University College to provide two (2) fully funded, four (4) year scholarships to talented Ghanaian girls from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and Engineering. Meet our inaugural 2016 Scholars, Rosemary and Edna.
VFG also runs STEM Camps for teenage girls to expose them and build their confidence in pursuing STEM degrees.
The recent Holiday STEM Camp in Accra was organized to introduce students to the application of robots, computer programming and mobile application development. The camp was held at McCarthy Hill School from December 11 -15, 2017. The camp focused on the use and applications of robotics in real life scenarios and exposed the girls to mobile application development. Students were given challenges to solve, experiments to conduct and robots to build to address and tackle real world problems. The activities encouraged problem solving and collaboration skills, and students developed confidence in their ability to apply programming and science techniques to solving problems in a broad range of fields. Participants were further exposed to seasoned STEM professionals who gave them insights on activities and trends in the technology industry and gave them practical tips to be successful. Mentors at the Accra Holiday Camp included Mrs. Lade Araba (Co-Founder, The Visiola Foundation), Regina Honu (Founder, Soronko Academy) and Rasheeda Yehuza (Founder, Nasara Tech).
The Accra Weekend STEM Camp took place on January 27 – January 29, 2017 at Mobile Web Ghana in Agbogba, Accra. Students were exposed to computer science, electronics, and robotics. Participants completed projects covering electronics concepts, engineering, robotics and computer programming. The girls were also mentored by Ms. Lucy Quist (CEO, Airtel), Ms. Farida Bedwei (CTO, Logiciel) and Mr. Carl Manlan (COO, Ecobank Foundation) and were coached to believe in themselves and be better public speakers. The aim of the program was to pique the interest of girls in STEM fields, encourage them by building their confidence, and facilitating their success.
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