Infinite Potentials Consulting (IPC) is partnering with Ashesi to host a programme in Ghana. 10 Academy is a fully funded, intensive post-graduate program, which will identify, train and launch high potential young African university graduates into careers where they have the opportunity to create impact. The programme will see each 10 Academy fellow placed in paid internships with leading African companies. 10 Academy is working with leading members of the scientific community including representatives of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, UNESCO and the University of Cape Town, among others.
“Ashesi has, over the past 15 years, demonstrated the essential value of providing international-class training and career development support to brilliant young people from across Africa,” shared Arun Sharma, founder of 10 Academy. “The stories and impact that Ashesi's nearly 1000 graduates have had is remarkable, underpinned by their ethical, entrepreneurial characteristics. With 10 Academy, we seek to build on this success by identifying, training and launching the careers of fresh university graduates from across Africa, with careful emphasis on those who have the potential to have 10x impact in their work, using modern skills, leading and building projects of value to Africa. We foresee this pilot project delivering success and lessons to us on our scale-up journey.”
The programme is divided in two parts, the first being an intensive, residential course, hosted at Ashesi’s campus in Ghana, and the second being a 6-month paid internship in the private sector. During the course, participants will cover modern skills including design thinking, big data analysis, entrepreneurship and management, among others. This phase will give participants the opportunity to put the mix of your skills into practice, taking a major challenge in Africa and, in a small group, developing a potentially implementable solution within the 2 month period.
Participants will then take up a 6-month paid internship in the private sector, where hiring companies will look to recruits to deliver new, transformative projects that will challenge them.
“In many ways, 10 Academy and Ashesi have the same mission to transform Africa,” said Dr. Suzanne Buchele, Provost at Ashesi University. “So we are excited to be hosting another pilot program that has as big and audacious a goal as Ashesi, and, more importantly, to support a program that is seeking real change in a very innovative way.”