Soronko Academy was thrilled to host another group of students from the University of Minnesota on the morning of January 16th, 2020. The students were in Ghana for a three-week course on social entrepreneurship in developing countries. As part of their curriculum, they visited various Ghanaian social enterprises.
The group of students was welcomed by the CEO and founder of Soronko Academy, Mrs. Regina Honu. She gave a presentation on her story, the journey of Soronko Academy, and the importance of encouraging women and girls into technology careers.
She mentioned that only 3% of global ICT graduates were women and that ICT professionals were in high demand, meaning that there was huge potential in the technology space for women and girls.
The students were moved by the presentation and asked many insightful questions regarding both her great achievements working with young women and tech and the future of Soronko Academy.
During the questions and answers period, Mrs. Honu talked about the need to teach computer skills as a core subject in schools. The students discussed similarities between social enterprises in the United States and Ghana and asked how to best support Soronko Academy after returning home.
Finally, the students received a tour of the Academy and celebrated the visit with a group photo. It was an exciting day with our visitors from the University of Minnesota.