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 works to increase the power supply in Ghana to benefit local customers and attract more foreign investment.
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.”
This summer, Ashesi students had the opportunity to participate in a number of programs around the world. Richard Odame ’15, Ashesi student body president, and Sojaa Sayuti ’15, visited Babson College for the Global Leader Development Experience. Read more here. Sela Agbakpe ’15, and Benedicta Amo Bempah ’16, spent two weeks at Yale University learning business and leadership skills at the Global Pre-MBA Leadership Program.
Ashesi students, Sam Norman Sali ‘16 and Emmanuel Ampadu ’16, have been selected as 2014/2015 Dalai Lama Fellows. As part of their nomination, the team has received $10,000 in funding to implement their agricultural development project, the Sesa Mu Farmers Initiative. The project aims to bring pineapple farmers in Berekuso together to build the Eastern Region’s biggest farmer cooperative, and seeks to boost economic growth in the area.
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.