Ashesi (Ah-SHESS-ee) means “beginning”, and Ashesi is a catalyst for the new entrepreneurs and new leaders that Africa needs.
Since 2002, Ashesi’s pioneering educational model has given graduates the skills and the courage to create solutions for Africa.
Organizations as diverse as GE Africa and Accion International (Microfinance) rely on Ashesi grads to grow and thrive in Africa.
This graduate helps businesses grow, and brings technology – and confidence- to African youth. (photo credit: Soronko Solutions)
Thanks to global partners and donors, 40% of students receive financial aid. Our diverse students come from across Africa.
Participate in Ashesi ‘s effective ethics curriculum. Visit our grads at their workplaces. Meet with faculty and leadership.
Africa urgently needs a more innovative approach to engineering– and generous donors are helping move us towards a 2015 launch.
In 12 years, Ashesi’s results have attracted growing interest and respect.
Patrick Awuah left his US software career to return to Africa and founded Ashesi. “Our graduates are succeeding beyond expectations.”
Thank you to all who attended our Ashesi Celebration and Ashesi Discussion with Naa Ayeleysa Quaynor-Mettle and Patrick Awuah! We appreciate you joining the conversation and hope to see you at our next Seattle event. A special thank you to Mark O’Hara and Karen Fernandez and Ruth and Todd Warren for generously opening their homes to the Ashesi Community.
Join us, Tuesday, July 29th from 5:00-6:30pm at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) for a panel discussion on The Value of Higher Education in Development. Panelists include Regina Agyare and Araba Hammond, Ashesi Alums and 2014 YALI Washington Fellows on Education and Youth Entrepreneurship. Please RSVP to PPD@csis.org and cc firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us at one of our Bay Area Events: Hear the latest news from Ashesi University’s Founder and President, Patrick Awuah, and discuss the Ashesi experience with alumni and TED fellow, Zubair Abubakar ’08. No prior knowledge about Ashesi is necessary to attend, so please spread the word to Bay Area friends, colleagues, and anyone who would enjoy learning more.