Innovation As A Tool For Youth Development


The Barcamp Ghana programme which is a project run under the GhanaThink Foundation impacts the lives of thousands of Ghanaian youth through advocacy, trainings and discussions on social change.

Over the years, the programme has been run in the ten regions of Ghana and affiliate Barcamps like Barcamp Mobex and Barcamp NASPA. The mission of Barcamp Ghana is to build a network of changemakers, doers and entrepreneurs across Ghana and beyond.

This network is to initiate a ripple effect of positive change in the behavioral and personal development of the Ghanaian youth.

On 8th April 2017, the first Barcamp of the year happened at the SSNIT Hall in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region of Ghana. Barcamps in 2017 will focus on the “Professionalism” theme. The event saw the attendance of young leaders, entrepreneurs and social change agents in Bolga and beyond.

The participants shared their experience and knowledge gained at Barcamp Bolga 2017 via the #bcbolga hashtag on social media. Read some interesting highlight tweets from Barcamp Bolga below:

Leonard Hagan @Leooneygh 

The most important thing is to have a plan not just a Passion #bcbolga

Ato Ulzen-Appiah @Abocco 

 ”We need positive attitudinal change towards women if we want women empowerment, equal opportunities”-Lucky, UDS-#Navrongo student. #bcbolga

Timo Papa @NsohTimothy 

 You’ll never live your dreams if you want to start big. Linda @ #bcbolga

Ekow butler @ekowbutler 

 #bcbolga if u solve problems you create employment #MentoringSession

Akolgo @ArapRalph 

 Mentoring is a powerful tool for youth development, thank you #bcbolga for mentoring the youth of bolga.

Akolgo @ArapRalph 

#bcbolga is empowering the youth in bolga with skill to improve their life.


Christian Aganda @ChristianAganda

#bcbolga entrepreneurship is the way forward we ( Youth) need your guidance into moulding our future the right way.

Janet Aduko Mmabila @JMmabila

#bcbolga I can move on to the highest level with determination and your ethical conduct.

Benedicta Frema @BenedictaFrema 

An interaction with my mentors got me thinking abt a lesson learnt frm “Rich Dad,Poor Dad”.We all need to learn financial literacy. #bcbolga

Akolgo @ArapRalph 

 Give women equal opportunity #empoweringwomen #bcbolga

Barcamp Bolga was supported by MOAB Holdings, Trax Ghana, and Tanga Radio 93.7 FM.

 Barcamp Ghana                                                                                                    BarcampKoforidua


The next Barcamp will be happening on Saturday April 29, 2017 at the Kama Conference Hall in Koftown – Koforidua. The Barcamp Ghana and Koforidua team expects to see you there. The agenda for discussion is under the theme, “Professionalism, Innovation and Competence”. Register to attend Barcamp Koforidua here. Follow the #bckdua hashtag on social media.

Barcamp Bolga and Koforidua is supported by Tigo Ghana.

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Written by

Rachel Hormeku

Marketing Lead

Barcamp Ghana