Wednesday December 23, 2009 11:12 AM
The Astrient Foundation’s Ghana office partnered with the College for Ama (CofA) in their summer camp for girls from rural communities in Ghana. This year's summer program involved teaching and mentoring young girls from the Shama Ahanta area in Western Region of Ghana. The girls received instruction in the areas of English, computer science and creative arts.
The Astrient Foundation team was led by Monika Mould, Nii Anyertei Tettey, Kwei Quaye-Foli and Edmund Agbeve. Monika Mould and Edmund Agbeve provided educational and career counseling. Nii Anyertei taught the girls English. Edmund Agbeve led the girls through a three-day intensive training on calabash art. The girls drew beautiful designs on their calabash to the admiration of all present.
Through this partnership, the Astrient Foundation was able to provide the girls with training which would facilitate them obtaining summer income and/or employment after their final year of junior high school. The girls also expressed their appreciation to the instructors and promised to share what they learned with their friends and family when they returned to their communities.