Caroline Esinam Adzogble launches the 100 laptop giveaway project to aid students and young entrepreneurs.[/caption]
BBC Featured, 26-Year-old Caroline Esinam Adzogble an educationist and technology Entrepreneur months after launching her 1$ Million Dollar Scholarship Scheme, is launching her 100 Laptop Give Away Project to bolster efforts to provide quality education across the continent and also equip young innovators and entrepreneurs with the needed tools to create solutions for the continent.
The project was launched out of the huge demand Ms. Caroline received through her MAKE A WISH campaign on social media. MAKE A WISH is Ms. Caroline’s random acts of kindness scheme where she grants the wishes of her followers by providing them support where they need it the most.
The highest number of requests that came through the MAKE A WISH scheme was for laptops to aid in education and work and hence the decision to establish this new scheme to provide as much support as she can in that area.
The Scheme is a free and fair process of randomly selecting 100 applicants who have gone through the application criteria and process and duly joined the Mercy Heart Global Citizens Community. The Project is funded by Ms. Caroline in partnership with her Mercy Heart Foundation.
Applicants are expected to
– SEND NAME, NUMBER AND LOCATION TO MHGLOBALCITIZENS@GMAIL.COM
– JOIN the MH FACEBOOK COMMUNITY – https://www.facebook.com/mhglobalcitizens/
– Join The Whatsapp Community – Mercy Heart Global: Open this link to join my WhatsApp Group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/KUELVy7E9ev0NrXOGHeJ5N
– Remain Active Members of the Community to have access to the give Away.
Winners will be announced in batches of 10s each other week from the launch of the project. An excited Caroline remarked
“It has always been a dream to be able to equip as many young people as I possibly can and so when we identified the need, I had to do something about it. I am excited that we get to not just do this one time and walk away but to also establish a community around the concept of giving and kindness to spur the needed change we so desire. The MH Global Citizens Community is dear to my heart and I can’t wait for its citizens to experience what we have in store for them.”
THE MERCY HEART GLOBAL CITIZENS COMMUNITY is a robust community of some of the most driven and innovative young Africans across the Globe, powered by a culture of kindness and philanthropy and led by ace Educationist and one of Africa’s most powerful female Entrepreneurs. Ms. Caroline Esinam Adzogble. The Community is funded and sponsored by the Mercy Heart Foundation and Ms. Caroline Esinam Adzogble. Mercy Heart Foundation was created to make education accessible and affordable to all. We are a nonprofit organization that promotes closing opportunity gaps by expanding excellence and equity in education for students of all color and those from low-income families from pre-kindergarten through college. Through research and advocacy, the organization builds and engages diverse communities that care about education equity, increases political and public will to act on equity issues, and increases education access and completion for historically underserved students. The foundation earlier this year launched the Caroline Excellence Awards that is set to award 100 students with partial and full scholarships to study in Top Universities across the Globe. Winners of the scholarship scheme will be announced in January 2019.
Africa Games Armwrestling: Golden Arms to grab Golden Gold for Ghana, receives boost from NHIS, HD+, KOFATA and others.
The National Armwrestling team, Golden Arms has set an ambitious target of securing a third of Ghana’s total medal haul at the forthcoming Africa Games scheduled for March 08 to 23,2024.
Coming into the Games for the first time, the Golden Arms are poised and ready to make history again in order to add up to Ghana’s medal haul towards its host and win agenda.
Mr. Charles Osei Asibey, President of the Ghana Armwrestling Federation (GAF) said the team being in camp since February is unprecedented in their preparation for any major championship thus super ready to deliver at the continental stage on promise.
“We are ready to give the rest of Africa a tough competition as always. We have medals targets for Ghana, my hardworking team has had enough preparations and I am convinced they will show up to put up a good show.”
Currently in camp at Legon, the Golden Arms have received major boost from the Armwrestling board, development partners National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) through their sports is good health agenda spearheaded by CEO Dr. Oko Boye, SES HD Plus through the Kids Armwrestling future champions program, Kofata Motors, the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) through the federations support, Minister and Ministry of Youth & Sports who ensured Armwrestling is well placed, the Local Organizing Committee and friends, all to get the team thrive at the 13th Africa Games in Accra. The various support directed towards training equipment, medics, team preparation, kitting and other logistical needs.
Mr. Osei Asibey urged Ghanaians to rally behind the team as they go in to conquer the rest of Africa on March 15 and 16, 2024 at the Cedi Hall, University of Ghana.
The Ghana National Armwrestling Team, the Golden Arms having dominated the continent for the past yeare, will hunt for Gold and bring Ghana that glory it deserves.
Holy Child alumni illuminate the path forward amidst national school power crisis
In recent times, the narrative of power challenges in Ghanaian schools has escalated, with numerous public institutions such as Mfantsipim School, Accra Academy, and Mondo Senior High Technical School among others facing abrupt electricity disconnections.
This persistent issue highlights the dire need for sustainable solutions in powering educational facilities, crucial for maintaining the quality of education.
Stepping into the spotlight with a pioneering initiative, the 1999 alumni of Holy Child School have set a remarkable precedent.
In a bid to combat these electricity woes, these visionary women have successfully funded the transition of their alma mater to 75% solar energy. This initiative not only addresses the immediate problem of power outages and financial strains on the school’s budget but also serves as a beacon of climate-positive action with the potential for carbon credit benefits.
Founded in 1946 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Holy Child School has long stood as a bastion of educational excellence and societal impact in Ghana. Its alumni include distinguished personalities such as Ghana’s Ambassador to France, Anna Bossman; Goldman Sachs Vice President, Sabina Dankwah; and University of Ghana’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Amfo, to name a few.
The Solar Project
This solar project, a gift from the 1999 alumni commemorating their 25th anniversary and coinciding with the school’s 78th speech and prize-giving day, symbolizes a profound act of giving back and forward.
In an exclusive interview with the Business and Financial Times, engineer Ing. Mrs. Sheila Enyonam Akyea, president of the year group, shared: “This project builds on the foundation laid by our predecessors. We’re thrilled to extend their initial contribution, ensuring every corner of our school benefits. It’s our way of ensuring current and future students receive the same level of empowerment and opportunity we had.”
Project’s Committee Chair Ing. Mrs. Teresa Kyei-Mensah, mentioned the substantial investment the solar installation demands, emphasizing ongoing fundraising efforts.
she said: “Once completed, the initiative promises significant savings for the school and, by extension, the Ghana Education Service, redirecting funds towards essential educational resources,” she added.
Solar power, increasingly recognized for its affordability and environmental benefits, stands as a viable solution for Ghana’s educational sector and its broader climate goals. With abundant sunshine year-round, Ghana is ideally positioned to harness solar energy, reducing the financial burden on public resources while contributing to global carbon reduction efforts.
The project was completed in January 2024 after a 1-month testing phase. The year group eagerly anticipate the handover ceremony at the 78th Speech and Prize-Giving Day of Holy Child School in Cape Coast on Saturday, 9th March 2024 marking a significant milestone in their commitment to sustainable development and quality education in Ghana.
This initiative not only lights the way for other schools grappling with similar challenges but also underscores the powerful impact of alumni engagement in shaping a brighter future for the next generation.