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Fri, Jul

Israel promotes science education in Ghana

Israel in her quest to promote the study of Science in Ghana has sent two outstanding female science students from Ghana to Israel to participate in the week-long World Science Conference in Israel.

Miss Lilian Abrafi Yeboah, a 17-year old General Science Student from Wesley Girls High School and Miss Nana Esi Nyarko, a level 400 Engineering Physics student from the University of cape Coast will join over 400 young science masterminds – the future generation of world scientists – from over 70 countries worldwide and 15 Nobel laureates for the first World Science Conference in Israel (WSCI).

The WSCI is an initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel in collaboration with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Nobel Laureate Prof. Roger Kornberg and the Ministry of Science and Technology. It will bring young students from all around the world for an intensive one-week program that will include lectures and an opportunity for the participants to interact with and be inspired by Nobel Laureates of various fields, Wolf Prize & Fields Medal winners as well as other leading scientists from around the world.

The participants will also get the opportunity to meet other brilliant science students from around the world and network with the next generation of scientists that will shape the future.

The two participants from Ghana will travel to Israel as guests of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel with all expenses including cost of return tickets borne by the State of Israel. In a short pre-departure briefing, the Ambassador of The State of Israel to Ghana, His Excellency Ami Mehl expressed his delight that two brilliant female science students from Ghana were accepted on the programme and encouraged the two to use this opportunity as a launch pad to reach the heights of their chosen fields of study.

Ambassador Ami Mehl further implored the girls to be worthy ambassadors of girl child and science education and prove that the youth of Ghana, given the opportunity could rub shoulders with counterparts from all over the world.

Ambassador Mehl touted the massive potential of Ghana-Israel collaboration in the area of science and technology and advised the two participants to enjoy as well the Holy Land experience and make as many friends as possible.

The State of Israel is actively involved in providing training and capacity building through MASHAV, Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation, in fields including agriculture and rural development; water resources management; micro-enterprise development; community development; medicine and public health; empowerment of women and education. Since its inception, over 270,000 professionals from around the world including more than 600 from Ghana have participated in MASHAV’s professional programs.