ELiTE is seeking current university students to serve as Education Fellows to lead instruction for ELiTE's 2019 Ghana Programs. Preference will be given to University students in degree programs for Computer Science, Computer Engineering, IT, and Biomedical Engineering.
ELiTE's 2019 programs include a Camp for Girls and a Camp for Boys. Both camps will run from 18th August - 28th August. Programs are fully residential and meals and lodging are provided on the campus of Academic City College (Haatso). Selected instructors are required to also attend a 5-day instructor training beginning on 13th August prior to the camps.
Since 2009, ELiTE's programs have been attended by top science students from across Ghana including students from Methodist GIrls, Aburi Girls, Holy Child, Mfantsipim, Achimota School, KNUST SHS, SecTech, Pope John, Adisadel College, Accra Girls, Accra High, Aggrey Memorial, Ghana National College, St Agustines, and University Practice SHS, among others. In recent years, ELiTE students and alumni have reached the final rounds of the National Science and Math Quiz competition, won international engineering competitions, and matriculated to or graduated from some of Ghana's top engineering and computer science programs including KNUST, Legon, UCC, Academic City, Ashesi, and GIMPA, where they routinely finish first in class in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other related disciplines.
ELiTE's 2019 camps, a 10-day intensive where the students will be introduced to the principles of computer science and biomedical engineering through practical project-based experiences. Throughout the program, students will have the opportunity to design websites, construct and program electronic circuits (including robots, home security systems, and cameras), construct medical diagnostic devices, and write software for basic computer applications.
Aside from the technical aspects of the program, students will also have the opportunity to receive mentorship from some of Ghana’s academic minds in computer science and engineering. Outside of class students may have the opportunity to take field trips to engage with professional engineers in Ghana, and meet with senior foreign service officers while learning about colleges abroad from the US Embassy.
Finally, in addition to ensuring that all of the students are safe during the program, we appreciate the importance of modeling healthy lifestyles for the students. We will begin and end each day with exercise, stretching, and reflection on the significance and challenges of learning such rigorous content.
University students with a strong academic record should apply. Experience as a teacher or informal educator is preferred.