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Girls Education Initiative of Ghana (GEIG) & Books for Schools Project Partnership for Code Fair

May 25, 2018
For Immediate Release

The Girls Education Initiative of Ghana, GEIG and the Books for Schools Project Partner for
Code Fair

Dates: June 10-15
Venue: NIMBARE – KOMPORE PRIMARY SCHOOL (Nimbare – Kompore of the Jirapa District in the Upper West Region of Ghana)

The Girls Education Initiative of Ghana, GEIG is partnering with the Books for Schools Project to implement the Nimbare Kompore Code Fair. GEIG celebrated its fourth anniversary in 2018. Under the theme of #connectedcommunities GEIG set out to focus on extending activities and programs to populations outside of the Greater Accra and Ashanti regions where the primary focus has been in the past. The Greater Accra team has taken on the task of implementing STEAM focused activities; since the start of the 2018/2019 school year workshops have been extended to students at the University Staff Basic and La Bawleshie junior high schools as well as primary students in Abelenkpe. With the momentum of these activities GEIG in partnership with Brainiqs Labs, the two organization welcomed the partnership opportunity from the Books for Schools Project.

Under the leadership of Elizabeth Patterson (GEIG) and Emmanuel Opare (Books for Schools), two alumni of Future of Ghana Top 30 Under 30, the two organizations join forces with a common mission and vision to provide quality and inclusive education(al) opportunities for students and schools in Ghana.

The Nimbare Kompore Code Fair will equip students of the Nimbare-Kompare primary school with basic computer and digital literacy. Both teams will lead sessions on topics such as Internet safety, web design, and mobile applications to name a few. The long term goal of the week is to instill a passion for technology and the use of technology to solve problems.

 

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Future of Ghana Top 30 U30 Pioneer Elizabeth Patterson wins 2015 Vlisco Award

Last weekend Authentic Dutch wax brand Vlisco, concluded their month-long celebration of the third annual Vlisco Women’s Month campaign with a star-studded award ceremony and fashion show in Accra, where Future of Ghana Top 30 U30 pioneer Elizabeth Akua-Nyarko Patterson  was announced as the 2015 Vlisco Ambassador.

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Elizabeth is the founder and director of the Girls Education Initiative of Ghana which provides academic and financial support for girls, with a special focus on students with special needs

On winning the award she said: “It’s a profound honour to be associated with the Vlisco brand and carry the torch from my predecessor, Eugenia Tachie-Menson, who performed her role so well. I am incredibly honoured to fill the shoes of such great women. I want to thank everyone who voted for me and I’m looking forward to the year ahead.

The night featured performances from singing sensation Gena West and multiple award-winning neo-soul vocalist Efya as well as the funky sounds of the Afro Maestro Orchestra, a group that combines African beats with traditional classical instruments in an incredible fusion.  The young and talented singer Maame Esi and Heroes Dance Group also gave great performances at the show.

Congratulations to Elizabeth on yet another accolade. You can read her Future of Ghana profile here.

Future of Ghana (@FutureofGH)