The Young Creatives Initiative is a new project that seeks to teach design thinking to JHS 1 students in Berekuso using the collection of curriculum created by the K-12 Lab at the Stanford Design School and teachers who are using design thinking in schools across the world.
This is an initiative of the Ashesi Design Lab, in partnership with NewLeaf, that seeks to foster creative confidence in young teenagers in local high schools in Ghana. To achieve this goal, young teenagers will be introduced to design thinking concepts and tools, as well as coached in developing excellent leadership and effective communication skills.
The Young Creatives project is led by Carl Agbenyega (Design Making Coordinator of the D:Lab), Philip Asare (Design Thinking Coordinator of the D:Lab) and Vanessa Amoako (co-founder of NewLeaf and Faculty Intern at Ashesi University). The leads together with student volunteers from Ashesi, run the design thinking, leadership and communication sessions with Junior High School (JHS) 1 students at the Fidelity Juvenile School, located in Berekuso of Ghana.