Engaged Opportunity Grants

Community Engagement in Ghana

Working in partnership with Voices of African Mothers and the local community to address educational needs in Ghana.

Since 2013, students have been traveling to Ghana to participate in a community-engaged experience made possible by a partnership between the United Nations NGO Voices of African Mothers and Big Red Relief, a student organization focused on humanitarian and philanthropic work. This collaboration addresses an educational need by the local community and also benefits Cornell students by expanding their global consciousness and providing them with an understanding of the current lived experience of Ghanaians in the city of Kumasi. Projects have ranged from classroom painting to English language and math tutoring. The community plays a major role in creating the projects that the students undertake. This approach enables the students to engage both ethically and responsibly with the local community.

Grant category: Other

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OCTOBER 19, 2017 
From an ocean away, students design a girls’ school in Ghana
– Cornell Chronicle


Engaged Opportunity Grants

Supporting a wide range of community-engaged projects, from student leadership programs and partnership building to events and conference travel. Open to all faculty and staff.

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