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Theme: Transforming Mindsets, Empowering Dreams.

This event occurred on
July 1, 2017
9:00am - 2:00pm GMT
(UTC +0hrs)
Ho, Volta

On Saturday, July 1, 2017, TEDxYouth@Ho 2017 will bring together bright minds to give talks that are idea-focused, and on a wide range of subjects, to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter. The event being the first, will be under the theme, "Transforming Mindsets, Empowering Dreams" and will have an audience around 100 at the Ho Technical University SRC JRC.

Ho Technical University
Ho, Volta, P. O. Box HP 217
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Bright Dey

Professional Educator
Mr Bright Dey is a professional educator who is passionate about achieving Quality in Education for Sustainable Development. He is the Head of the Planning and ICT Unit of the Volta Regional Education Directorate in Ho. He is the founder of “Communities of Thinking” an Education support NGO. He is a multiple award winning Educator; worthy of mentioning is The Young Servant Leadership awards (2015). He is a 2014 MASHAV Alumnus (Israel) and a Mandela Washington Fellow (MWF) certified by Barrack Obama in 2015. He became the only Ghanaian MWF who won the Reciprocal Exchange Project Competition of the Fellowship in June 2016 by introducing the Cloud Based Educational Solution System. He was recently awarded as an Education Excellence Ambassador (2016 National Best Education Support Worker) in Ghana at the Neogenics Education Community (EDUCOM) Awards. Bright represented Ghana at the International Education Policy Dialogue in Japan and Indonesia respectively in October/November 2016.

Daniel Anguah Jr

Child's Right Activist
DK ANGUAH JR, a Global Shaper and a multipotentialite is a social entrepreneur and a children’s rights activist. He founded Children Are Reason Enough (C.A.R.E), an NGO based on the United Nations Convention on Rights of a Child, to advocate for and protect the rights of children. As a Human Rights proponent, he has attained a legal education and initiated Rights advocacy clinics & workshops in remote areas to educate the people on their fundamental human rights. Anguah Jr is a Co-Founder of MUJI Beh, a social enterprise to advocate against climate change & for environmental sustainability. This is driven by his passion to see the “Future We Want” convention on Sustainable Development come to light. With his background in maritime studies he has gained an utmost interest in protecting marine life. Anguah Jr has impacted a great number of Youth by giving them the opportunity to volunteer. He envisions a world where all children, regardless of their backgrounds, have equal opportunities.

Gameli Adzaho

Public Health Professional & Science Educator
Gameli Adzaho is focused on 'shaping Africa and shaping youth'. He attended Keta Senior High Technical School, where he later taught science. He helped to set up BarCamp Ho and Junior Camp Ketasco, expanding GhanaThink Foundation’s network of youth events. He curates Global Lab, a Facebook community for students, teachers, researchers, and general science enthusiasts. Gameli currently works on public health projects but uses his spare time to champion STEM education, including speaking at the National Science and Mathematics Quiz programme. He is a Next Einstein Forum Ambassador, a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, and an Affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center of Internet and Society at Harvard University. Gameli recently won the award for Social Impact at the 2017 Study UK Alumni Awards organised by the British Council. He is fascinated by citizen science as a tool to tackle environmental health challenges. He blogs at The Gamelian World and is active on Twitter via @gamelmag.

Jane Egerton-Idehen

Telecommunication Executive
Jane Egerton-Idehen is a telecommunication executive with over 12 years’ experience in the Nigerian, Liberian and Ghanaian telecommunications markets. She holds an Engineering degree from the University of Nigeria and an MBA from Warwick Business School, UK. Currently she is part of the Ericsson Ghana and Liberia executive leadership team. She manages the sales team for Ericsson in Ghana and Liberia. Her knowledge of technology and ability to manage complex stakeholder relationships has created a career for her within the customer facing roles. She has a strong passion for promoting girls in STEM and ensuring women in STEM industries remain and grow their careers in the industry here in Africa. She has always envisioned herself playing a leading role in the introduction and adoption of advanced communication technologies and techniques and remains committed to this even today. Jane is married with a son and a daughter.

Mary Eyram Ashinyo

Public Health Physician
Mary Eyram Ashinyo (née Kporku) is a Public Health Physician in Health Policy Planning and Management She currently works as a Medical Superintendent with the Ghana Health Service. She has served the Ghana Medical Association as the Volta Divisional Female Executive Member from 2013 till date as well as the Medical Superintendent Group Ghana as Divisional Secretary from 2016 till date and volunteers in Ghana's prisons. Dr. Ashinyo is also recognized in the international space as a Mandela Washington Fellow certified by Ex-President Barack Obama. She was recognized last year as one of 25 young physician leaders from across the world who had shown tremendous leadership skills in their field of work through IAP's Young Physician Leaders 2016 Program. She's a member of the West African Drug Policy Network, Health Systems Global and recently a member of the Young Scholars Network of the Planetary Health Alliance spearheaded by the Harvard University and Rockefeller Foundation.

Rya Gemegah Kuewor

Co-Director of Expansion
Rya is enthusiastic about unrestricted education. He is an autodidact, and a lifelong learner. Having been home-schooled all his life, he understands the impact a good education can have in one's life, as well as a bad one. He is a polyglot who speaks, English, German, Hausa, Twi, Ga, Pidgin, French, and four dialects of Ewe (his native tongue). He dedicated nights and weekends to reviewing and writing refugee evaluation reports for UNHCR, Ghana. In the same vein, he helped monitor and coordinate the reports marking the progress in ending child labour in Ghana with the ILO. Apart from working on expansion for InvestED, he is also providing English and cultural education for refugees in Ghana (with RIO). He works with BookBox and the Ghana Refugee Board in developing and delivering the courseware. Rya is a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum (WEF), and a Fellow of the Amani Institute.

Organizing team

Courage Christson

Ho, Ghana