Regina Agyare, CEO of Soronko Solutions, a social start up which seeks to equip rural Ghanaian youth with problem solving skills by studying Science,Technology,Engineering & Mathematics through an interactive supplementary curriculum and apprenticeship program. She has been selected as the Aspen Institute fellow. Aspen Institute, is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners.
Co-Founder & Executive Director, Golden Baobab, it fuels the global imagination through African children’s literature by discovering, training and enabling writers and illustrators to produce beautiful books for African children and young adults. She has also been selected as the Aspen Institute fellow.
According to Aspen Institute,they have been selected to be part of the The New Voices Fellowship at the Aspen Institute, is a groundbreaking initiative designed to bring more expert voices from the developing world into the global development discussion. The Fellowship, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, offers development experts from Africa and other parts of the developing world a year-long program of media support, training, research and writing under the guidance of experienced mentors and trainers.
The program will help Fellows to sharpen their messages, elevate their stories, focus their media targets, and communicate their insights across a variety of media platforms – illuminating crucial grassroots perspectives for a broad worldwide audience.Fellows can be drawn from a variety of development disciplines, ranging from public health and education to poverty alleviation, agriculture, sanitation and community activism. Ideal candidates are experts in their fields who have a deep understanding of broad development challenges and a passion for communicating their views. They will be attending the Inaugural Meeting in Johannesburg from June 17-22, 2013 with other fellows from other African countries.