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From the streets of Accra to the tech hub of Yaba, leading education non-profit, Aim Higher Africa has continued to shape and lead the discourse of providing quality education to unemployed, impoverished and grassroots entrepreneurs in local communities across Africa.
The charity organization, which was founded by Forbes Africa Head of digital media and partnership/Correspondent for West Africa, Peace Hyde, has over the years delivered its proprietary MRDT curriculum program to millions of students across the continent in a bid to transform limiting mind-set, break down negative barriers and empower students with design thinking skills with a focus of helping them to identify opportunities within their community that creates long term scalable and sustainable impact.
MRDT, which stands for Mind-set Reorientation and Design Thinking, was created by Peace Hyde and Gordon Adomdza, an associate professor of education and entrepreneurship. The program was launched in Aim Higher Africa’s newly opened skills acquisition center in Yaba where students are enrolled in a 6-week intensive vocational and digital skills program after which successful graduates with innovative socially focused business plans, receive an interest free start up loan to transform their dreams into realities.
In its 5 years of work, the organization has also empowered over 100,000 women with financial literacy training as well as free formal education to over 50,000 street children between the ages of 10 to 15 years in its Dream Program. In the recent Fox News interview, the former UK based science teacher talks about her inspirational journey from the streets of Accra to building one of the most recognizable educational brands focused on the grassroots in Africa.
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