Soaring To Higher Heights

Soaring To Higher Heights

The director of Open Learning Exchange Ghana, Mr. Kofi Essien was invited by the George W. Bush Institute as a panel participant at the just ended Global Women’s Initiative Summit in Dallas at the Bush Center. As a panel member Mr. Essien presented and highlighted the work of the OLE Ghana’s partnership with World Vision to innovatively increase literacy rates and access to education for children in Africa, particularly in Ghana.  Other participants included Cheryl Jereczek(Vise president of philanthropy, world Vision U.S), Noa Gimelli ( Director of the Women’s Economic Opportunity Initiative, ExxonMobile), Toshi Nakamura(CEO and Co-Founder , Kopernik) and others with backgrounds in health, economic, education etc.

The Women’s Initiative at the Bush Center works within the institutions areas of policy engagement to improve access to education, health care and economic opportunity for women and children.

The objectives for this year’s Global Women’s Initiative Summit which took place from the 21st to the 22nd of September was to build upon the successes and outcomes from 2013 and 2014 African First Ladies Summit, emphasize effective investments in women that lead to greater stability and prosperity in countries, Demonstrate the critical role First Ladies play as advocates for women and girls, Highlight proven interventions that are addressing key issues  around  the world and establish new introductions and foster public-private partnership that leads to sustainable results.

Present at the programme was Mr. George Bush and his wife, officials from google and facebook and first ladies from several countries across the globe and many other high ranking officials.

Open Learning Exchange Ghana is very proud to have been part of such a great programme and is grateful to the All Children Reading partners for providing such an opportunity to the organization.