Africa is a young continent with high population of teenagers and young adults. Ghana is not immune from the global trend in unemployment especially among college graduates. To be a part of the solution in empowering the youth, I co-founded Sena Institute of Technology (SIT).
Through the institute, we have employed 10 staff who are doing excellent jobs. Your support will enable us create more jobs and build new solutions. It will encourage the youth to take up science at an early age, develop their artistic potential and be creators of next generation solution.
-------- Kwasi Agbleke, Ph.D.
Developing Sustainable Devices
In consultation with 3D design professionals in Boston we have initiated this program to train and engage young students pursue the 3D and robotics field. The center will use the development of prosthetic legs as a model to train students and staff. Through this effort we will be able to improve mobility of individuals who are physically challenged and enhance their ability to live more rewarding and productive lives.
Your support will create an enabling environment for staff, students and professionals to work together to create engineering solutions (such as the figure on the right) to improve physical function and well-being.
Conservation and Food Security
Through our efforts, we are building a database of local crops and vegetables to conserve and promote their adoption in local and international cuisines. Also, we are training farmers on sustainable agricultural practices and efforts to increase crop yield to ensure food security within the region.
SIT is situated in a community of about 20000 residents who have no access to a community library. We recognize the role of a librabry to research and community development. SIT library is open to the public. Your support will enables us to expand our open hours, introduce new programs and encourage access to literary and scientific arts.
The purpose of the 2019 Fundraising Campaign: "Together, we build" is to:
- Raise funds for expanding and equipping our existing facilities in Ghana and USA.
- Support our library and provide training and capacity building programs.
- Collect local arts, restore and exhibit them within our institute.
- Execute our research programs in the various departments.
- Share our discoveries through publications, seminars and conferencing.
- Complete the 3D Sena leg and fab lab to train students.
Check should be addressed to:
Sena Institute of Technology
48 Glenville avenue, Unit 8
Boston, MA 02134, USA
SIT Foundation (EIN # 83-3023837) is a federally recognized tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 501(c)(3). USA donors are able to take tax deductions for donations to the extent permitted by law.
Thank you for your donation. Your support will enable us execute these projects in 2019 and beyond.
Please, do not hesitate to contact us for further information.