On Thursday 12 February 2015 British Council Ghana increased its partnership portfolio by signing a partnership agreement with Vodafone Foundation on a ‘Vodafone Scholar Project’. The event was held at Vodafone Balcony (Airport City). After a protracted contracting process, we commenced a unique partnership relationship with Vodafone. We are excited about this opportunity for increased scope of work and the new learning that will result from the delivery of this unique project.
The Country Director of British Council in Ghana, Liliana Biglou, exchanged the signed agreement with the CEO of Vodafone Ghana in the presence of the media, after which she delivered a short address. Moses Anibaba, representing the Regional team, as well colleagues from the entire projects team were present at this special event.
Key Facts about the Project:
The Vodafone Scholar project seeks to increase women’s engagement in Science and Technology in Ghana. The project provides technical and financial support to young girls, supporting young women at the secondary school level, reviewing science and math curriculum, teacher training, teaching manual development, students and teacher motivation through awards and community engagement. The scheme will identify and award 100 girls with high academic grades but low financial/economic resources to study Maths, Science and Technology courses in Senior High Schools in Ghana and ten females to study at the University of Education, Winneba.
The scheme seeks to recognise and reward academic excellence and provide financial and technical support to needy students.