High School Engagement

Ashesi-before-Ashesi: Exploring ways to engage secondary level institutions to educate ethical, entrepreneurial, and critical thinking leaders pre-college

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The mission is to develop a network of secondary-level academic institutions working together with Ashesi University and other institutions in the Education Collaborative network to prepare students for higher education and the future of work. The vision is that students will develop critical thinking, entrepreneurship and the love for their continent earlier in their education. That they will be exposed to business, entrepreneurship, science, technology and robotics for early career exploration, and overall leave secondary school ready for university and beyond. Programs are developed by Ashesi and other partner institutions, and in collaboration with participating secondary schools. 

Teacher Training Engagements

The Teacher Development Program seeks to build a network of pre-tertiary teachers that uses innovative teaching approaches to educate students to be critical thinkers capable of taking on leadership and problem-solving roles in their future endeavors. Through creative training seminars, workshops, and virtual information-sharing platforms, teachers learn and share tools and innovative teaching styles to improve their lessons and their students’ learning outcomes. Teachers also join in the annual faculty convenings each year.

Student Engagement Programs

Student engagement programs are delivered through an innovative curriculum developed by Ashesi and other partner institutions and customized in collaboration with the participating secondary schools. It takes the forms of mentorships, peer-sharing, case studies, and thought-provoking challenges. In the end, students will be aware of themselves and become lifelong changemakers in our society right from high school.

Uniprep exposes students to all the possibilities of higher education, careers, and advancement. Areas include: developing self-awareness, learning strategies for college success, developing a growth mindset, and exploring careers. Uniprep targets students in their final year of secondary school.

Leadership in Ethics – Using mentoring, Giving voice to values content, clubs, and short courses to assist students with leadership tools and build ethical action.

TechInnovations – Exposes young students to new technologies (robotics, coding, artificial intelligence, drones, and virtual reality) to help them become competent in using technology to solve problems and expose them to more career options in STEM.

Design Thinking & Entrepreneurship – Uses challenges, competitions, and hackathons to builds students’ curiosity to identify problems, become critical thinkers, and creatively develop solutions that are sustainable and promote empathy to others for the development of their communities.

High School Leaders Mentorship

Designed for principals, heads of department, boards, and senior teachers.

Through the School Leaders Mentorship Program, the Education Collaborative provides customized mentorship and consultative solutions to lead staff and administrators of secondary school institutions to help them become more effective in running their schools and enrich students’ learning experiences. We assist institutions in strategic planning, fundraising, curriculum review, marketing and brand positioning, capacity training, research, and campus culture development.