Students from International Community School (ICS) who represented the school at the National High School Entrepreneurship Competition during the summer break officially presented their awards to the school on Monday, September 16, 2019.
The students, Fernand Akosua Kyere, Margaret Sarfo, Abdallah Salia and Kwadwo Odae Bediako were second runners up in the national competition which saw them compete for honours with over 1,200 students from about 50 schools across the country.
The competition required students to build an innovative and viable business venture that addressed one of the 17 UN’s sustainable Development Goals.
Representing ICS under the umbrella of a project dubbed “6 Corners”, the students presented a community-centred project which creatively uses elements of the earth to provide solutions to problems faced by the school’s neighbouring communities.
Their project addressed problems relating to water purification, organic fertilizer for farmers, waste recycling and disease prevention.
Principal of ICS, Ms. Lucy Ayodo congratulated the students for not only bringing honour to the school, but also for identifying and providing solutions to challenges faced by communities around the school.
By their victory, the four ICS students will be joined by third runners up, Opoku Ware Senior High School to represent Ghana at the AfroSeed Continental Championship in Abuja, Nigeria.
The students were coached by ICS High School teachers, Messrs Nicholas Tenkorang, Benjamin K. Adofo and Eric Doughan.
Ahead of the continental competition, one of three teachers who coached the students through the project and competition, Mr. Benjamin K. Adofo is confident the students will take the ultimate prize.
“We are focused on improving on our model for the continental competition in Nigeria and have been conducting various market feasibility tests to ensure ICS goes there well-prepared and return as African champions”, he said.
The AfroSeed Continental Championship will be held in Nigeria in November, 2019.