A Foreign social entrepreneur, Mr Maurizio de Franciscis, has introduced a new online system to help students in Ghana to realize and improve on their talents.
This was done in collaboration with the Association of International Students in Economics, Science and Commerce (AIESEC) Ghana, a student organization that promotes leadership development among the youth.
The website, ‘GlobalCampus’, is an online system that would enable students to get connected to universities and organizations worldwide. It is focused on helping individuals to improve upon their talents in every field.
It will also enable universities and organizations to know more about students during admission processes, as well as connecting the needs of universities to students across the world.
At a press conference in Accra to formally introduce the system in Ghana, Mr Maurizio de Franciscis, who is the founder and Chief Executive Office of GlobalCampus, explained that the GlobalCampus was a free online system that enabled students to get easy access and connection to universities and organizations worldwide for education and scholarships.
He said the system was focused on bringing opportunities for higher education and further development to talented young people around the world.
Mr Franciscis said the GlobalCampus provided information on universities and scholarships to interested persons who had an account with the website around the world.
“Every year around the world, there are 300,000 million dollars of scholarships but I find no one to apply due to lack of access to information,” he claimed.
He indicated that there were universities and organizations around the world which needed foreign talented persons for admission and to work with but could not have access to them due to the lack of information on programmes that would help connect to such people.
He explained that one could be a member of the system by creating an account through a personal profile on what one does and what one wants to do to improve on his life, adding, “It is similar to facebook but this connects you to institutions and organizations around the world, noting that “Rwanda, Egypt and Nigeria are African countries who are already part of the system.
The Vice-President of Talent Management and Outgoing Exchange of AIESEC Ghana, Miss Abena Owiredu-Nkansah, said AIESEC Ghana collaborated with GlobalCampus to ease the pressure on graduates and undergraduates when it comes to searching for universities and other institutions to further their education around the world.
“We supported this initiative on the basis of AIESEC’s goal to give leadership opportunities to the youth and promote cultural integration,” she said.