Trip Leads

Logistics Lead: Emily Tryon

Technology Leads: Judy Lin, Hugo Mesenbring

Adult Chaperone: Barb Gurley

About This Project

A team of 19 diverse students from Garfield High School and 4 adult chaperones is currently in Ghana. 12 of the students are receiving scholarships.

Why Ghana?

In Ghana, it is a national requirement that students pass a computerized exam to enter high school and to move from one grade to the next in high school.

Donations

A special thanks to the Gates Foundation for donating 50 IBM Thinkpad laptops.

Partners Make it Possible

TSC has a partnership with a non-profit operating in Ghana: The Yonso Project, a grassroots organization founded by Ghanaians is working with school officials in Yonso, Kyekyewere, Apaah, and Akrofonso — to improve school facilities.

TSC also has a partnership with two chapters of the international organization, Enactus (formerly Students in Free Enterprise). One chapter is at Seattle University and the other is with University students in Ghana. The Seattle students are helping the TSC students with project management, technology skills training and fundraising activities and the Ghanaian students will provide ongoing teaching and computer lab support to the schools.