ELiTE Ghana -- 2017 Summer Camp Application
2017 Program
Form 1 students (and returning ELiTE students) from across Ghana are invited to the campus of the University of Ghana, Legon (girls) and the University of Cape Coast (boys) for a 10-day intensive training where the students will be introduced to the principles of computer science and bio-medical engineering through practical project-based experiences. Throughout the program students will have the opportunity to design websites, construct and program electronic circuits (including robots, home security systems, and cameras), construct medical diagnostic devices, and write software for basic computer applications.

Aside from the technical aspects of the program, students will also have the opportunity to receive mentorship from some of Ghana’s leading female computer scientists including Ayorkor Korsah, Ashesi University Professor and Head of Computer Science Department. Outside of class students may have the opportunity to take field trips to engage with professional engineers in Ghana, and meet with senior foreign service officers while learning about colleges abroad from the US Embassy.

Finally, in addition to ensuring that all of the students are safe during the program, we appreciate the importance of modeling healthy lifestyles for the students. We will begin and end each day with exercise, stretching, and reflection on the significance and challenges of learning such rigorous content.

There is no fee to submit forms for participation in the program. Lodging and meals will also be provided for all students for the duration of the camp. Interested students are required to submit their application online at http://elite-education.org/ghana2017

Location: University of Ghana, Legon
Dates: Sunday, 6 August through Wednesday, 16 August

Location: University of Cape Coast
Dates: Sunday, 20 August through Wednesday, 30 August

Apply: http://elite-education.org/ghana2017

Student Testimonials
Lilian, Age 15, Methodist Girls’ Senior High School
When I’m building stuff using Arduino and the Raspberry Pi, I feel like I was born for engineering and for dismantling and fixing stuff with my brain and hands. That’s what I do best, I find the solution for a problem and then I recreate it, first by finding the cause, then recreate it to fix it.

Bemah, Age 16, KNUST Senior High School
I feel so great, I feel like I am also capable to be even better than the male engineers in the world. I have gathered so much courage and self-confidence that I can’t believe it. I think I am now better than before. I have learnt that I have something great in me that if I allow myself and let it come out, it will be bright and shine for the world to see how great I am.

Valerie Esther Abena Mimra, Accra High School
I want every woman to have access to education. Every woman must be able to dream big and aspire. They should not limit themselves because they think those fields are mainly for males. I want women to be highly educated and pursue high profile careers, especially careers in STEM.

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