Ghana represents a developing African country faced by a multitude of challenges related to health and environment. With an emerging and strong scientific community, the need to engage the public and contribute towards opinions and attitudes has never been greater.
GhScientific in collaboration with the Ghana Science Association and with support from the Wellcome Trust UK is seeking to show that good things happen when the scientific community engages with students and the general public. The Shaping Healthy Attitudes and Protecting the Environment (SHAPE) project will have scientists, postgraduates and undergraduates assist junior high school students from 8 select schools to design innovative solutions to health conditions with environmental triggers within their community. From sanitation to noise and air pollution; all areas will be considered. Find out more here
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SHAPE-Know your environment; Protect your neighbour
On the 21st of September 2015, we will be doing our part on National Volunteers Day by organizing science demonstrations for students and interested members of the public. Look out for more information and a sign up form.
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Hephzi is a research scientist with over 10 years experience across various industries and about 4 years public engagement and science communication experience. She has a degree in Biomedical Science, masters in Pharmaceutical Science with Management Studies and is currently studying for a PhD at the UCL Institute of Child Health. Hephzi believes in impacting her knowledge towards the betterment of the Science industry in Ghana, particularly through science communication and public engagement.Â .Read more »
Benedicta is a Project Management student who believes in brightening her little corner and so fully supports the SHAPE project. She holds a bachelors degree in education and a master in International Relations. She also enjoys organising events that brings advancement to humanity and brings on board her experience as an administrator on past projects. Benedicta looks forward with excitement to be a part of the SHAPE project, as it affords her the opportunity to contribute to empowering people to find practical and sustainable ways of keeping healthy and protecting the environment. God bless Ghana!!!Read more »
Cordie Aziz is the Founder and Executive Director of Environment360. Named a 2015 UNICEF Reach for Change winner, Environment360 is an NGO that believes children are powerful change agents that can transform communities into cleaner and greener spaces. As a result, the organization empowers children to be environmental change agents by providing interactive field trips and educational resources that help children learn about the environment through discovery and exploration. The organization has also created a line of indigenous cartoon characters Jaku and the Earth Defenders, which help children gain a better understanding of the direct link between poor environmental sanitation and their personal health.Read more »
Thomas is a neuroscientist with publications in multiple peer reviewed journals and a history of presenting his research at international conferences. As co-founder of GhScientific he has a passion for promoting the uptake of STEM related material and networking organisations with similar interests in STEM. Thomas is a keen advocate of learning through practical education activities and believes that through this SHAPE project a new generation of scientists will appreciate the impact of public engagement and using scientific principles to better oneâ€™s self, environment and country.Read more »
Gameli is a public health professional, science educator, and blogger. He is passionate about social innovation, with focus on "shaping Africa by shaping African youth". He has pursued this passion through GhanaThink, BloggingGhana, and Python African Tour projects, among others. Gameli curates Global Lab, a Facebook community connecting high school students to teachers, researchers, and general science enthusiasts. He is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Ho Hub and Digitally Connected, a global network of thought leaders and activists in the youth and media space led by the Berkman Center at Harvard and UNICEF. Gameli currently serves on the advisory board of Lab_13 Ghana.Read more »
Daniel Tawiah is the Co founder and Lead of Corporate Affairs at Inverse Analysis Limited; an upcoming star in the concept design and print industry. A versatile gentleman in general, he has a strong background in Art and design with a major in Textile design. He has pragmatically shifted in the IT and Systems design and Implementation making him a go-to man. He has gained confidence of many who come his way his prowess in soft handling people and tasks, with people in the execution of daily tasks no matter what. He is a Christian and as a passion loves music and photography. As a team member of the SHAPE project, he aims to expand the awareness of the program using his skills and be of use to the team in every way possibleRead more »
Robert is a highly experienced project manager with a background in aerospace engineering and business management consultancy. He holds an MSC in Project Management and is a certified Prince2 practitioner and ITIL V3 certification holder. Robert is a firm believer in corporate social responsibility and that both individuals and corporations alike can give back to their communities through right sized collaborative projects. He has a passion for music, mentoring and empowering youth and is a teacher of sound biblical principles.Read more »
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