Changing Africa’s single story with science and technology

About this event Join us on our quest of promoting positive attitudes in our society because we believe that together we can give Ghana a better future. Labone is a district of Accra, Ghana bounded to the south by Labadi Road. Cantonments Road serves as the district’s western boundary, while Labadi Crescent is the eastern …

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5 reasons technology world needs more geek girls

Every week, African Start-Up follows entrepreneurs in various countries across the continent to see how they are working to make their business dreams become reality. (CNN) — "It was like taking a big leap of faith." That’s how Regina Agyare describes her decision back in 2012 to leave her well-paid job at a major international …

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Why African Kids Don’t Read African Stories – Yet

Growing up in Ghana, as my friends and I sat around the front of the school in our brown and beige uniforms waiting for our parents to pick us up, our conversations would inevitably turn towards our favorite characters in books: The Wakefield Twins from Sweet Valley High and the girls from Babysitters Club. We …

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How to Teach Tech to Girls: Advice from Ghana

"I am very passionate about working with women. Men get so many opportunities in Ghana and they take it for granted—they believe it is their right. Meanwhile, women face so many silent, unspoken, cultural barriers that restrict them." – Regina Agyare Regina Agyare looks like any other Los Angeles professional, sitting in one of the …

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