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Date/Time
Date(s) - 12/11/2017
5:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Location
Bermuda College North Hall Lecture Theatre

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Berkeley Institute alumni and lifelong golfer, Quinton Sherlock has taught at all levels of the Bermuda school system and has a Masters degree in psychology. He currently lives in Ghana where he works in youth development.

Synopsis

A discussion centering on the work of Ace It Foundation, an NGO based in Gomoa-Fetteh, CR, Ghana. AIF run a youth development program which tutor participants in academic and athletic activities. The core program involves literacy and golf training. However, we have also created a platform for others to visit and share. Gomoa-Fetteh is a semi-rural community located about 80Km outside of the capital, Accra. Most who live in Gomoa-Fetteh are fishermen or petty traders.

Education is a critical component of national development. We will take a look at the relationship between education and development and encourage our audience to reflect upon how education is delivered in Ghana. The discussion will naturally draw into focus British Colonialism in Ghana and some of its lasting impacts – and how these legacies play out in Ghana, and AIF’s role in encouraging ‘development’ in Gomoa-Fetteh.

A critique of the work and results (thus far) of AIF is welcomed. As this platform will also help improve the efforts made on the ground in Gomoa-Fetteh.

Why it Matters

This topic matters because ‘development’ matters. We all have a responsibility to help others if and when we can. In helping one should remain vigilant so that the desired impact is being made. In addition, this discussion is relevant to Bermuda as we seek alternative solutions to addressing our own issues around ‘development’. In particular, when we think about the epidemic taking place amongst our young black male.

“In giving you can change the world of others and your own.”

Bookings

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