Recycle Up! Ghana is leading a “radical rethink” and a local approach to solving Ghana’s waste problems, by encouraging education to reduce waste, as well as contribute to better health and sanitation while creating jobs for people in urban areas of the country. The initiative kicked off in 2014 with the first ever Recycle Up! Ghana Summer Camp in Kumasi. Since then, there have been 6 Summer Camps in 3 cities in Ghana.
Barcamp Ghana is an open, participatory workshop-event, whose content is provided by participants and is being run by the GhanaThink Foundation, The Barcamp Takoradi event – a free networking forum – was organized to forge networking, discussion, partnerships and change. The Theme for this year was “Professionalism in entertainment and entrepreneurship”. BarCamp Takoradi 2016 took place on 27th August 2016 at the SSNIT Hall, Takoradi. The goal is to help Ghanaians learn about the issues that affect them, generate ideas for development, network and partner with others who have similar interests and improve or start businesses and projects.
Recycle Up! Ghana was represented at the BarCamp Takoradi Event by Team Leader for the Recycle Up! Ghana Summer Camp in Cape Coast, Harriet Delali Deku. Also present were a mentor at the Camp, Edith Awo Fianu and the Regional Group President of Technology Without Borders, Cape Coast, in the person of Rachel Hormeku.
Participants at the BarCamp, during the break out Session on Recycle Up! Ghana had the chance to interact with Delali on Recycle Up! Ghana, the camp and it’s content and TeoG in general. Also, the participants asked a lot of questions about the approaches that Recycle Up! Ghana uses to help solve the waste problem in Ghana. Participants encouraged that a Technology without Borders Regional Group be formed in Takoradi, so there can be a Recycle Up! Ghana Camp in the city as well. Everyone during the break out session was excited about the prospect of a Recycle Up! Ghana Summer Camp in Cape Coast.