Empowering Youth, Transforming Education: The Impact of Ghana Society for Education Technology

World Youth Skills Day is a United Nations observance that emphasizes the importance of equipping young people with skills for employment and personal growth. Celebrated annually on July 15th, it aims to promote policies, initiatives, and collaborations to address youth unemployment. It also seeks to foster entrepreneurship and encourage lifelong learning to empower young individuals and contribute to sustainable economic growth.

The Ghana Society for Education Technology has since its inception, been dedicated to transforming education in Ghana, empowering the youth, and supporting teachers in enhancing the quality of education. By partnering with notable organizations such as the Ghana Education Service, 131 Sunflower Hub, ENGINE Business Network, Instill, Teaching Training Together, MindCET, GESAwards, just to mention a few, GSET has made invaluable contributions in building a brighter future for Ghana and the world at large.

In the area of youth skill development, GSET has played a pivotal role in empowering the youth through comprehensive training programs in digital skills as well coding and programing courses. By nurturing their potential, GSET has opened doors to endless opportunities, enabling them to thrive in the digital landscape and contribute to the socio-economic development of the nation.

The Ghana Society for Education Technology recognizes the crucial part teachers play in shaping the next generation. This is why GSET partners with the Ghana Education Service and other organizations to support and upskill educators through workshops, training sessions, and professional development programs. This investment in teacher development has elevated the quality of education and prepared students for a future filled with possibilities.

GSET’s impact goes beyond the borders of Ghana. By partnering with MindCET, the lead organizers for the Global Edtech Startups Awards (GESAwards), GSET holds the regional awards for Edtech Startups within the African region. The GESAwards is the largest EdTech competition and community in the world, with a mission to support the global expansion and international collaboration of EdTech startups.

In today’s fast-paced world, the need for youth to be equipped with relevant skills is more critical than ever. The rapid advancement of technology and shifting employment landscapes require young individuals to adapt and thrive in dynamic environments. The Ghana Society for Education Technology’s dedication to empowering the youth with digital skills and supporting teachers in enhancing education quality aligns perfectly with this imperative, preparing young Ghanaians for success in the ever-evolving global workforce.

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