The next activity of WE AfriHug team in Ghana was the participation and organization of Training Seminars in Accra and Cape Coast.
On 24th of April 2018, WE AfriHug team participated in the Training Seminar “Scholarships Prospects in Europe: The case of Erasmus Mundus and other Billateral EU funding opportunities”. 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.
Sil Van de Velde, Erasmus Mundus Alumnus of European Master in Tourism Management made an introduced the Erasmus Mundus Association, Konstantinos Maragkos, Erasmus Mundus Representative of Greece informed students about practical details and how to apply. Later on, Alberta Jonah, Country Representative of EMA Ghana – Erasmus Mundus Association Ghana shared her own experience and motivated students to apply for this programme. At the end, Julian appong, Local Committee Vice-President of AIESEC in Ghana of Legon presented to the students the opportunities offered through this organization. Almost 400 students gathered and attended the speeches of the speakers and were motivated to find opportunities for scholarships for studies and volunteerism.
On 26th of April 2018, WE AfriHug team and EMA Ghana – Erasmus Mundus Association Ghana in collaboration with AIESEC in Ghana (UCC) and the Centre for International Education (UCC) organized the Training Seminar “Studying and Volunteering Opportunities Abroad with Erasmus Mundus and AIESEC” at the premises of the UCC under the kind support of garagErasmus Foundation.
More than 150 students got informed about Opportunities for Studying and Volunteering Abroad.
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.
The project continues in Ghana, where the team participated in the programme “STEP” in the framework of Erasmus+, Key Action 2: Capacity Building in the field of Youth. The project connects the active participation of citizens with formal education, focusing on values of sustainability and incorporating them in non-formal education activities. STEP aims at the promotion of implementation of active and participatory education through workshops and educational approach oriented at solutions. With the research of alternative social models, social and ecological initiatives, the project use information and resources so as to develop one new educational session with the aim their incorporation at the formal educational system.