Welcome to the WAAW Foundation Fellows’ Summit in Legon, Ghana! From August 26th to August 31st, 2024, we’re bringing together a group of dynamic educators for a week of empowerment, learning, and collaboration. This isn’t just another conference—it’s a movement. It’s about equipping you with the skills, knowledge, and resources you need to become the change-makers in STEM education that your communities desperately need.

The Focus: Empowering You to Champion STEM Education Globally

Forget the usual clichés about STEM being the future—it’s the now. The Fellows’ Summit is all about diving deep into why STEM education is crucial for preparing students for the global economy and how to make it work, even with limited resources. Expect to:

– Dig Deep into STEM’s Role: Understand the real importance of STEM education in today’s world.
– Get Hands-On: Learn practical strategies for integrating tech-focused lessons into your programs.
– Embrace Inquiry-Based Learning: Develop skills to create engaging classroom environments.
– Master Curriculum Development: Receive training in developing adaptable STEM lesson plans.
– Network Like a Pro: Connect with Fellows from diverse backgrounds and participate in mentorship opportunities.
– Maximize Your Impact: Discover strategies to make a bigger impact in your chapter and community.

This isn’t just a week-long event; it’s the beginning of a journey to transform education.

Event Schedule

Mark your calendars:
– Arrival Date: Sunday, August 25th, 2024
– Opening Date: Monday, August 26th, 2024
– Closing Date: Saturday, August 31st, 2024
– Departure Date: Sunday, September 1st, 2024

Meet The Facilitators

We’re bringing in some heavy hitters to guide you through this journey:

1. Dr. Michael Asigbaase: Environmental and Natural Resources Management guru with over 5 years of teaching experience. He’s all about sustainable agroforestry systems and cutting-edge research.
2. Dr. Doreen Anyamesem Odame: Lecturer at Ghana Communication Technology University, researcher in development and public policy, and CEO of Dainty Dee Millinery. She’s balancing academia and entrepreneurship like a pro.
3. Dr. Jonathan Odame: Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer at the University of Ghana. With a rich academic background and numerous international fellowships, he’s focused on mental health and education.
4. Dr. Cheryl A. Swanier: Founder & CEO of Swanier Consulting, LLC, and a leader in computer science education and human-computer interaction. Recognized by the White House and NCWIT, she’s a force in tech education.
5. Toyosi Odukoya: Data analytics expert with a track record at MTN and Coca-Cola. Now at the Mastercard Foundation, she’s all about data-driven decision-making and women’s empowerment.
6. DreamOval Foundation: This Ghanaian non-profit is on a mission to bridge the digital divide for young Africans. They’re empowering educators and students, especially girls, to become future innovators and leaders.

Exploring Ghana

Let’s not forget the backdrop for this amazing event. Legon, with its vibrant university town vibe, is a treasure trove of cultural and natural wonders. Dive into local markets, museums, and art galleries. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Ghanaian culture while you’re here.

So gear up, pack your bags, and get ready for a transformative week in Legon, Ghana. This summit is more than just a gathering—it’s a launchpad for a brighter future in STEM education. Let’s make it happen, together.

See you in Ghana!


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