Friday, October 24, 2014

The 4th Barcamp Ho is here! #bcho

Barcamp Ho is always epic! This year, we celebrate the living memory of the biggest Ho & Volta region champion I've known - the late Eli Aidam. He was a strong coordinator for Barcamp Ho and the centre aorund which many other great initiatives in the Volta region revolved. The 4th Barcamp in Ho is happening this Saturday, in a new location. The University of Health & Allied Sciences. This is one of the freshest public universities in Ghana and the +GhanaThink Foundation is happy to host +Barcamp Ho there as it grows. This will be our 37th +Barcamp Ghana event we grow a network of changemakers, doers and entrepreneurs. The team has grown and is ably led by +Courage Christson Tetteh+Gameli Adzaho is back in Ghana after his Masters in the UK and contributing a lot. +Ousman Saidy who is a community IT leader in Ho is part of the team, alongside +Elvis Bomasah who is shining in his online role. +Shika Brown was a volunteer last year and has a major role. UHAS being the venue has given +Precious Adade +Harry Akligoh & +Mark Hammond.
Like I said before, Barcamp Ho is always epic! Ask +Francis Addai for instance. And +Mabel Blankson. More on this subject later :-) +Eyram Tawia always shows us a good time, with kenkey parties and all. +Seyram Freddy Ahiabor is the life of the party. +Party Crew was christened in Ho after a bloody good party.  +David Nikoi +Donald Ward & +Nehemiah Attigah rep. We will be missing +Ali Bukari Ma├»ga greatly o! Read the press release below



GhanaThink to Lead Youth Development and Entrepreneurship in Ho
Barcamp Ho 14 is a free networking forum bringing people together for a day of discussion, demos and dialogue on Ho, Ghana and beyond. It will take place on October 25, 2014 at the Auditorium of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) near the Volta Regional Hospital (Trafalgar). The theme for this year is "Re-Educating Ourselves for the New Entrepreneurial World”. This Barcamp hopes to assemble stakeholders to network, develop a supportive enterprising community, and partner to build together.

Barcamp Ho 2014 follows 36 successful BarCamps in Ghana organized by the GhanaThink Foundation as part of its Barcamp Ghana project. This will be the fourth Barcamp in Ho and we are dedicating this year’s event to the memory of Eli Yao Aidam, a Barcamp Ho pioneer. Eli was the heartbeat of GhanThink’s activities in the Volta region; he used his influence in Centre for Creative Youth and other networks to the benefit of the movement in the region. We hope his selflessness will inspire a new generation of entrepreneurial civic leaders in our communities.

This year’s event aims to showcase how Ghana’s youth can identify, utilize and develop opportunities. Specifically, the role of personal development in skills development and entrepreneurship would be explored across sectors. Through Barcamp Ho 2014, we hope to ignite fresh thinking, collaboration, and a hand-on approach to development in the Volta region and beyond.

Attendees get to choose from or lead multiple user-generated breakout sessions about business, social entrepreneurship, health, education, technology and development. There will be a speed mentoring session where mentors will give insights and answers to questions from attendees. Some of the resource persons include Dr Archibald Letsa, Juliet Nugble (V.P FM), +Prince Kotoko (IT Specialist), Frederick Duodo Takyi (Daily Guide), Bismark Tay (Leadership Coach), King Norbet Akpabli (Citi FM), Solomon Adade (Dietician), +Dzidudu Darkey-Mensah (Playwright), Leonard Lumor (Presenter / Actor), +Makafui Nyamadi (GCOM), +Awo Crankson (Edwina Kafui), etc.

Register/RSVP at the Barcamp Ho Eventbrite website (barcampho14.eventbrite.com) or text "Barcamp Ho + [name] + [email address]” to 1945 through any mobile network. You may also contact the Barcamp Ho team through the Eventbrite page for sponsorship opportunities. If you are interested in organizing a breakout session, let us know, especially if you have special needs.

Barcamp Ho 2014 is supported by University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), Nandimobile, etc. Our media partners are Volta Premier Radio and Spy Ghana. Join us to move the Volta Region and Ghana forward.

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