From September 15th to 16th, 2023, at the Ghana Innovation Hub, we hosted a motivating two-day Training of Trainers event. This session was expertly conducted by MDF West Africa trainers, namely Michael Osei Nkrumah and Ekow Akyin Kwofie. It was designed for the committed coaches and trainers of the Orange Corners Ghana Acceleration Programme.
The purpose? To dive deep into the challenges and successes experienced in Cohort 7, and extract invaluable lessons that can be seamlessly applied to Cohort 8.
But that's not all! During Day one of the training, these driven professionals were tasked with selecting a key topic from their training program and creating a training module around it. After thoughtfully crafting their presentations, the facilitators guided them through the Experiential Learning Cycle, helping them unlock the power of practical experience in developing training content and refining training methodologies.
On Day two, our trainers and coaches delved into essential topics: session preparation,effective training delivery, and the art of providing constructive feedback.Each one had the chance to showcase their skills, presenting tasks assigned by their facilitators.
In July 2023, we flung open the doors for applications to join Cohort 8 of the Orange Corners Acceleration Ghana Programme! We were thrilled to receive about 250 applications from across key locations. After careful consideration, we proudly selected about 227 outstanding businesses from Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi, Ho, and Tamale to join the Cohort 8 Acceleration Programme!
The countdown begins as our online training session for Cohort 8 officially kicks off on September 25, 2023. The passion and dedication of these trainers and coaches are the driving force behind Orange Corners Ghana's success. We can't wait to see the positive impact they'll have on the next generation of innovators in Cohort 8!
Stay tuned for more updates from the forefront of innovation at the Ghana Innovation Hub and Orange Corners Ghana!
ABOUT THE ORANGE CORNERS GHANA ACCELERATION PROGRAMME
With a global mission of building entrepreneurial ecosystems for the youth, Orange Corners is a global initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands that supports young entrepreneurs across 19 hubs in 15 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. This support contributes to a more sustainable, inclusive and prosperous society through training, mentorship, network, funding and facilities to start and grow their businesses. The Netherlands supports innovative solutions to local challenges that contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals by partnering with various stakeholders to support and strengthen local entrepreneurial ecosystems. Since 2015, OC global has trained about 1,800 entrepreneurs.
As the implementation partner in Ghana, MDF is committed to improving the functioning of organisations, enterprises and networks, to increase their economic value and positive social impact