1,500 family, friends, students, and alumni joined the Class of 2015 to celebrate four years of work at Ashesi.
Join our Engineering Inauguration Trip, September 26-October 4, 2015, (weekend itinerary October 1-4).
A green tech incubator where entrepreneurs will receive support to develop their ideas into strong and viable businesses.
At the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative meeting, Ashesi announced a bold new commitment.
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.
Students and alumni are striving to transform their continent by working for innovation, efficiency, and transparency in all sectors.
Thanks to global partners and donors, 40% of students receive financial aid. Our diverse students come from across Africa.
“As a student at Ashesi, I had far more opportunities than many women my age will ever receive. Here, I met people who would take time to listen to my fears, plans and difficulties. I am keenly aware that many others need this kind of safety to thrive and expand their ambitions, and I want to pass that forward.” – Barikisu
Kpetermeni Siakor ’15, a recent Ashesi graduate, reflects on his time at Ashesi and looks ahead to his new role as Director of Innovation at iLab Liberia. “Ashesi has been a rewarding experience,” he explains. “I came from Liberia with expectations, after having read about Ashesi’s mission. It was a lot of what I had expected. My classmates and friends are among some of Africa’s most airborne young people, and getting to sit down and engage with some of these people has had an amazing impact on…
In his keynote address, Kofi Ampim, Chairman of the Board of Societe General Bank Ghana Ltd., encouraged graduates to embrace risk, leverage their entrepreneurial skills, and realize that citizens, not the government, ultimately determine a country’s growth. One’s success, he noted, starts with the decision to dream. “Every great dream starts with the dreamer, therefore develop the courage to dream big, to believe in you, to dare to do, to envision, to fight to work hard, and most importantly to achieve.”