11 Ghanaian students win $10,000 development grant from Harvard

11 Ghanaian students win $10,000 development grant from Harvard

Eleven Ghanaian students were awarded the Resolution Project pitch contest prize as part of this year’s Harvard National Model United Nations (HNMUN) Conference in the US.

The Grand Ballroom of the Boston Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts was the venue and as reported by Myjoyonline.com, the room was filled with much excitement and pride on February 17, 2019.

For their rewards, the group won a total of $10,000 or GHC 56,000 grant money to enable them to undertake various social development interventions in their home country within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

Under the auspices of Life-Link Friendship Schools Ghana, an education and development oriented body, 23 Ghanaians were flown to the US for the Harvard Resolution Project Social Venture Challenge (SVC), which is one of the eight global Resolution Project events.

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The Resolution SVC affords students the opportunity to generate ‘outstanding venture ideas’ to address social and humanitarian challenges in their local communities.

The eleven students, who participated in the contest, constituted themselves into five different social ventures, from a pool of four different universities.

Their project seeks to bridge the educational gap between rural and urban areas, particularly in the North of Ghana by training young individuals in rural areas to identify their potential while the potentials to change society.

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The last group was called “SPES” and were represented by Emmanuella Agyeman Tuffour (University of Ghana) and Adwoa Agyeman Tuffour (KNUST).

According to their pitching document, the project seeks to transform the newborn healthcare experience by providing safe, effective and affordable phototherapy eye protectors.

The delegation has since returned home and is expected to commence implementation of their projects in earnest.

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