Outreach Global Hosts University of Cape Coast (UCC), Ghana graduate students and a faculty member for Youth Camp and Service Learning Program

UCC Delegation pose with VP for Auburn University Outreach in his office

As part of the Auburn University Outreach Global partnership agreement with the University of Cape Coast, or UCC, Ghana, Outreach Global invited Michael Boakye-Yiadom, a research fellow at UCC in the Institute for Educational Planning and Administration, and his two graduate students, Clarence Uzogara and Eleanor Onyame, to participate in the Outreach youth camp for a train-the-trainer program and service learning program at the Black Belt Community.

The UCC guests were on Auburn’s campus from June 11-20, 2017. The purpose of the service learning program was to offer the UCC guests an opportunity to visit Selma to learn and understand poverty in a global context through interactions, research, reflections and journaling.

The UCC participants are expected to use the experience to inform, practice and find innovative ways to address issues of poverty in UCC and communities in Ghana. With regard to the train-the-trainer youth camp program, the focus for the educational camp was for the UCC members to learn from Auburn faculty and staff on how summer camps are organized and managed. The goal is to replicate summer youth programs at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana next year.

During the visit, the UCC guests met Auburn Vice President for University Outreach and Associate Provost Royrickers Cook; Elizabeth I. Essamuah-Quansah, coordinator for Outreach Global; Stacey Nickson, director of the Center for Educational Outreach and Engagement; Jeff Dyal, assistant director of youth programs; other Auburn faculty and staff; Selma Mayor Darrio Melton and the Black Belt Community Foundation officials in Selma.

For more information, contact Elizabeth I. Essamuah-Quansah, coordinator for Outreach Global, at 844-5716 or eid0001@auburn.edu.

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Last Updated: June 28, 2017