Participating and organizing 2 Training Seminars in 2 different cities in a period of 3 days? Challenge accepted and done with success! We managed to participate in a Training Seminar in the University of Ghana and then organize another one in the University of Cape Coast.
Raising the awareness of students about Opportunities and Scholarships abroad was the main objective of the event “”Scholarships Prospects in Europe: The case of Erasmus Mundus and other Billateral EU funding opportunities”. On 24th of April 2018, almost 400 students gathered in the University of Ghana, at the Department of Law to get informed. The Training Seminar was organized by the Center for European Studies of the University of Ghana, the Erasmus Mundus Association and the EU Delegation in Ghana. Representatives from Embassies of France, Spain, Germany, Hungary, Denmark informed the students about billateral agreements and scholarships opportunities.
Several presentations took place, with ours included focusing on Practical details and guidelines on how to apply for Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees. After all the Training Seminars we have conducted the last months, we got to understand that the most important need for African students is to get practical details and guidelines for everything, so we are trying every time to be even more precise, accurate and practical!
Several questions and doubts of the students declared their willingness and motivation to try these opportunities but always finding it difficult to make the beginning.
Only after 2 days, we moved 4 hours from Accra to Cape Coast to organize another Training Seminar at the University of Cape Coast. We organized the event in collaboration with AIESEC in Ghana (UCC) and the Centre for International Education (UCC) entitled as “Studying and Volunteering Opportunities Abroad with Erasmus Mundus and AIESEC”.
This time apart from informing the students for Opportunities and Scholarships abroad, we decided to inform also about Volunteering Opportunities abroad through AIESEC, opportunities that we have been benefit of also. Being a volunteer can assist the person to enhance and cultivate his personality, gain soft skills and have an impact in the society.
More than 150 students got informed about Opportunities for Studying and Volunteering Abroad and expressed their strong interest to grab all these opportunities.
The most interactive part was the Live Library session, during which students had the chance to ask our “books”, Konstantinos Maragkos – Erasmus Mundus Association Representative for Greece, Sil Van de Velde, Graduate of the European Master in Tourism Management and AJ Sagoe, Country Representative for Ghana, specific questions.
Glad to have successfully implemented these activities and spread the word in more students, counting 1250 in total till now since the beginning of our project.