Smart Minds in Africa Contest 2019 Season 1 is organized by Education House Ltd in collaboration with All Nations University College, located in the heart of Koforidua, the capital of Eastern Region, Ghana.
Smart Minds in Africa Contest seeks to develop Africa's next generation of young leaders, innovators and change makers to transform the African continent. To achieve our mission, we seek to identify young Africans who show the spark of creativity, see what can be and strive to make it so. These young leaders, innovators and change makers are immersed in an intensive program of intellectual growth, leadership, skills development and hands-on training. We connect them to a powerful network along their path to transformative impact in Africa.
Twelve (12) young Africans will emerge from auditions and selection processes in the cities of Port Harcourt, Abuja and Lagos (Nigeria) and Accra, Kumasi and Koforidua (Ghana). They will be camped in the SMiA Academy at All Nations University College, Koforidua, Ghana with world-class boarding school facilities - A fully residential campus with newly renovated executive hostels, classrooms, auditorium, dining hall, science labs, innovative arts precinct and sports facilities.
Africa's most diverse young community - we offer our young leaders, innovators and change makers a home away from home where they learn with others from 10+ African countries.
SMiA Contest is uniquely placed to support senior high/secondary school graduates and Senior Secondary School (SSS) 3, Senior High School (SHS) 3 students awaiting WASSCE May/June 2019/20 results with international dreams and aspirations - whether they hope to be an entrepreneur, engineer, doctor, diplomat, social activist, scientist, inventor, entertainer and political leader - SMiA's community will help them explore their interests and develop their skills.
Twelve (12) young Africans will be trained in the SMiA Academy; they will contest and compete as individuals and groups in the SMiA Studio weekly live show. The best three (3) who emerge winners will be awarded tuition free scholarship (all expenses covered) at All Nations University College, Eastern Region, Koforidua, Ghana. Our team of experienced university guidance counselors at Education House Ltd (Authorized Agency, Recruitment and Partnership in collaboration with All Nations University College) will work with each participant to help them prepare for and navigate the entire university application process.
SMiA Academy truly prepares senior high/secondary school graduates for success in university and for life, anywhere in the world. Our rigorous academic oriented entrepreneurship, security intelligence and forensic, computerized accounting & leadership course contents - is complemented with information technology, skills development, sport, wellness, creativity in science or Arts (music, drama and dance) and cultural activities.
We continuously support our students after graduating from SMiA Academy as they start careers, launch ventures, discover their intelligence and pursue their goals beyond the Academy walls. A dedicated team from Education House Ltd in collaboration with All Nations University College, Koforidua, Ghana provides alumni with lifelong access to powerful networks and global opportunities.
Experienced and accredited international specialized practitioners, domestic and international donors, educators, members of private sectors led organizations, entrepreneurs and representatives of government, human rights campaigners and other partners in youth enterprise, employment and livelihood development will educate young leaders, innovators and change makers in the SMiA Academy.
Pioneering entrepreneurship, security intelligence and forensic, computerized accounting & leadership course contents - we provide amazing opportunities for young Africans to learn and practice being a leader, innovator, change marker and an entrepreneur - including running their own business.