Dr Joyce Aryee and other influential women in Ghana are poised to mentor 200 Vodafone Scholars at a three-day camp meeting in Kumasi to empower girls studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) at the senior high school (SHS) level.
From Wednesday 6th to Friday 8th April, 2016, the camp meeting will have Dr Joyce Aryee, Executive Director of Salt and Light Ministries and Chairperson of the Vodafone Ghana Foundation, Constance Swaniker, Chief Executive Officer of Accents & Art Ltd, Farida Bedwei, a celebrated software engineer, and Anita Erskine, a renowned radio and TV personality, sharing their life experiences and success stories to encourage the students to do more.
Vodafone Ghana Foundation’s Scholars Initiative is a three-year scholarship scheme aimed at offering financial support to brilliant but financially-challenged females at the SHS and university levels.
Commenting on the camp meeting, Nana Yaa Ofori-Koree, Head of Vodafone Ghana Foundation and Sustainability, expressed excitement about the programme.
“Vodafone Ghana Foundation is excited that the camp meeting is bringing all 200 brilliant females together to share ideas aimed at bridging the gender gap in STEM and thereby increasing females’ involvement in these subjects in Ghana.”