You Can Invest in Africa's Future
See for yourself the far-reaching impact that Ashesi students, staff, and faculty are generating. In these three videos, you’ll go behind-the-scenes to hear from project leaders and beneficiaries.
Teaching Engineers to Create
Nicholas, Ashesi Lab Manager, started the optional Monday lab sessions, nicknamed the Makers Skills’ Lab to introduce students to practical engineering skills. Open to all students, the sessions are informal and hands-on, and students get to work on a range of projects from 3D-modeling and printing, to building electrical circuits.
Designing Financial Platforms to Benefit the Working Poor
While their work plays a vital role in helping to protect the environment, mechanisms have not been developed to adequately compensate waste pickers, who are really ‘informal recyclers’, for the services they provide. Earning an average of $40 per month, most of these waste pickers are unable to make ends meet. To address this gap, a team of students from the MIT D-Lab and Ashesi’s D:Lab are working to create tools that will not only increase the earnings of the waste pickers, but will also give them access to financial platforms to help grow their income.
Transforming Higher Education Across Africa
As a pioneer in blending the liberal arts and sciences in Africa, Ashesi is recognized across the world as a model for higher education on the continent. With a vision of African universities leading the continent's renaissance, we are reaching out to colleagues and partners in higher education to build an idea-sharing platform; one where university leaders and stakeholders can collaborate to harness best practices in teaching, management, and administration.
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