Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The 3rd Barcamp Kasoa discusses "Education That Counts" #bckasoa

The third +Barcamp Kasoa happens on Saturday. Before we get into the press release and other info you need to know, I'll like to highlight the team making this possible. Kasoa is a very interesting town, some might call it city. It's one of the fastest growing cities in West Africa, and that also means its growth is pretty disorganized. It's densely populated with many private schools (even tertiary level). We run a Twitter discussion on #famouspeopleinkasoa recently and thankfully, before people jumped on it to make fun of Kasoa, we discovered many great sons and daughters of Kasland. It's clear that the many people in Kasoa are in the informal sector and many who succeed and live there have not had the best education. That's why the +Barcamp Kasoa theme is - Education that counts. Intrigued? Go here.

The main Barcamp Kasoa team is made up of +Elorm Billy-Awittor +Emelia Agblevor +jennepha omueti +Edmund Laryea +Danshiki Lapido and they are ably supported by +Barcamp Ghana team members +kofi yeboah +Leonard Hagan +Rachel Hormeku amongst other +GhanaThink Foundation members. Looking forward to a great Barcamp Kasoa on Saturday. You can join us in person or via the hashtag #bckasoa on Twitter. Press release below.

BarCamp Kasoa 2015 is a free networking event to bring people together for a day of discussion, demos and dialogue about Kasoa, Ghana and beyond. This event would take place on July 25, 2015 at West End University College. The theme is 'Education that counts'. Barcamp Kasoa is organized primarily by the GhanaThink Foundation.

This Barcamp event is part of the Barcamp Ghana program run by the GhanaThink Foundation, an NGO based both in Ghana and the USA. GhanaThink has organized 45 BarCamps in Ghana, building a network of changemakers, doers and entrepreneurs. This will be the 3rd Barcamp in Kasoa.

This Barcamp will focus on sharing and education on many ways of utilizing knowledge from educational institutions.  As usual, the Barcamp will feature multiple user-generated breakout sessions about topics relevant to the Central Region, Kasoa and beyond. Emelia Agblevor a member of the BarCamp Kasoa team said, "I'm excited about this third BarCamp in Kasoa as the theme speaks directly to the educational crises the country is currently facing. It would be a great platform for serious brainstorming and generating great ideas towards making education count in the country”.

There will be a speed mentoring session where mentors will give insights and answers to questions from attendees. As usual, mentors from diverse industries will be there to share insights on the theme. Confirmed resource personnel include +Nanayaw Arthur aka Daniel Arthur-Baidoo (Designer & Inventer), +Eric Opoku Agyemang (Patriots Ghana), Zenaida Morrison (Broadcast Journalist), +priscilla becky cudjoe (Educationist), +Ebenezer Essuman (Public Speaker), +Binta Alhassan Ibn Kimba (Journalist), +Stephen gyasi-kwaw (Entrepreneur), +Wilson senya (Educationist), Afia Drah (Television Producer), amongst others.
 
Register at Barcamp Kasoa Eventbrite site. You can also register by sending “Barcamp Kasoa, Your Name, Your Email Address” to 1945 on all mobile networks.(example - Barcamp Kasoa Esi Eshun esi@eshun.co) . Contact us via barcamp at www.ghanathink.org for sponsorship or partnership opportunities.

Barcamp Kasoa 2015 is supported by Making All Voices Count, Tigo Ghana, West End University College.
Stay tuned via our social media. Hashtag is #bckasoa. Twitter | Facebook | Google+

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