Experimento in Ghana
- Experimento in Ghana launched in 2019
- Experimento implementation in Accra emphasizes “professional orientation”
- Focus on secondary school creates a starting point for vocational training and continuing education in science and technology
From hairstylists to electricians, mechatronics technicians to cooks – many vocational programs require prior knowledge of science and technology. For this reason, our Experimento deployment in Ghana focuses on professional orientation, which is anchored in the country’s national curriculum. However, without a clear link to real-life experiences, it is often difficult for teachers to demonstrate potential career paths and future opportunities to students. With support from experienced educators and people working in these fields, we developed an Experimento module for teachers that focuses on professional orientation. This increases basic knowledge ahead of later career choices and allows teachers to bridge the gap between scholastic STEM lessons and professional opportunities.