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AFRICAN SCIENCE ACADEMY

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Company :AFRICAN SCIENCE ACADEMY
City :Tema
Country :
Ghana
Industries :
Education, training
Website : https://www.africanscienceacademy.org
Company Description

About African Science Academy

The African Science Academy (ASA) is a private, not-for-profit school, founded in 2016 by UK based charity, the African Gifted Foundation (AGF) to provide brilliant young African women with a world-class STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education.

ASA was founded on the core belief that science and technology will drive Africa’s reinvention. We believe that women and girls should be at the forefront of this reinvention and will lead Africa’s STEM future.

The school is the brainchild of Educational Philanthropist and Technology Entrepreneur, Tom Ilube CBE - Chair of the African Gifted Foundation and Founder of the African Science Academy. ASA develops the potential of gifted students and provides them with the support and confidence they need to be future STEM leaders.

We scour the continent for Africa’s brightest young women (generally aged 16 - 18 years old) and select 25 outstanding students to join us for an intense one-year STEM programme. In just one academic year, our students study the Cambridge International A-Levels in Maths, Further Maths and Physics. Alongside this, our students study robotics, computer programming, a range of extra-curricular activities and are instilled with the skills they need to become leaders in their fields.

Our students also hear from and have access to a range of high-profile speakers at our weekly guest speaker series. Through our speaker series, we aim to inspire our students to become innovative leaders who will go on to transform the continent.

Speakers have included leading academics, entrepreneurs, politicians, authors and executives from around the world. Our students are truly exceptional and 90% receive full scholarships to attend leading universities across Africa and around the world.

Our Vision High-quality STEM education at the secondary school level is vital to unlocking their potential and showcasing that Africa is rich when it comes to STEM talent. As a leader in STEM education aimed specifically at African girls, ASA is uniquely positioned to address the gender disparity in STEM and the urgent need to develop STEM education in Africa.

ASA is already one of the most high-profile schools in Africa. It has received global coverage in the media on the BBC, CNN, as well as leading newspapers.

Last year, we received over 500 applications from 12 African countries for our 25 places.

As we reach our five-year anniversary, we plan to develop the school into a hub for STEM education for girls from across Africa and increase our cohort from 25 to 100 students per year, we want to harness the immense potential of young women in Africa to take charge of the development of their countries and become the STEM leaders of tomorrow.