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Meet Mr Gideon Brefo the programes Lead and Interim Space Manager at hapaSpace, on our first "Meet Team hapaSpace" session. Gideon has worked with groups from over 7 countries and several multinational countries such as the British Council, Expresso Telecom and Indego Africa. He has facilitated many international programs including the Rockefeller ICT employability skills for the disadvantaged in Ghana and the Indego Africa Corporate training. He is passionate about education and has worked with over 42 senior high schools and universities to ...
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"Meet Team hapaSpace" is a new weekly activity we are adding to our online blogging to profile a staff or community member of hapaSpace every Tuesday. Currently we have over 600 community members forming the Kumasi Entrepreneurs and Kumasi Tech Communities. This session will feature and talk about who the person is and what they are into.The aim is to give exposure to all our community members and to promote their businesses and events. You can participate by nominating a ...
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WordPress, since it's existence have made the life of the web design beginners to the experts a lot easier. As easy to use as it might be; a good knowledge of how the web works, servers  as well as technologies behind the system gives an edge over technicalities that may occur in the future. The Kumasi WordPress Community, under the auspices of hapaSpace met on the 13th of January to share ideas and thoughts on how to practically speed up ...
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Speed is important online. Users are impatient and google ranks fast sites higher. Wordpress sites can be slow but I have been working on improving the speed of my sites and I thought I would share my tips with the group. 1: Get a fast host. https://activegrowth.com/wordpress-hosting/ this review from a guy I trust could be very useful. Thank me later. Use host who has a great unlimited reseller package. 20i.com and Cloudways are recommended by a number of foreign friends. You’ll be good ...
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Kumasi Tech Community had their first meetup for the year 2018,on 6th January,1oam. The community meets monthly to discuss,train and educate themselves about technological topics. The first meetup was an open forum discussion to plan activities for the year 2018. Among issues discussed were:
  • KTC Interviews - Twitter, Facebook, etc.
  • Monthly Meet-ups
  • Implementing the Code Café
  • Creating other meet-ups for other aspects of tech e.g. python, AI, etc.
  • Member Welfare
  • Organizing more hands-on programs and others
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The Code4girls project seeks to train girls in 12 senior high schools across in basic computer programming.  The project is an initiative of Hapa Foundation and is sponsored by Google through the Google Computer Science 4 Senior High Schools (CS4HS) programme. The focus for 2017 is to train senior high school girls in HTML and CSS. The first phase seeks to train 36 girls from 12 senior high schools as ICT club champions and 36 teachers as ICT club mentors. The student ...
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Hip Hip Huraaaaaayyyyyy!!!! The first cohort for Code4Girls is finally coming to an end. Code4Girls is a flagship program by HapaSpace (Hapa Foundation), sponsored by Google (CS4HS) to teach Senior High School Girls how to build websites with HTML and CSS. The focus is to teach 1000 girls in 10 senior high schools (girls only) in 4 regions of Ghana. This kick-started on 4th August 2017 at the British Council Accra and hapaSpace office in Kumasi. Over 150 girls were trained in ...
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The Hapa Foundation team spent 2 days with the Ahantaman Girls Code4Girls ambassadors to deepen their skills in using HTML and CSS to to develop websites. Day one was spent in exploring HTML tags and syntaxes. Day two was purely how to use CSS add beauty to your website. It was a great experience to have the headmistress Mrs. Mercy Ocloo sit in the class and learn to write HTML codes. The school is on fire to learn!!! The ...
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It is amazing to see people showing interest in things that are not usually associated with them. Computer programming is one field of study that has long been dominated by men. In Ghana, it sounds strange in most communities to hear of a female computer engineer, programmer or hacker. Fourth and twelve of August 2017 was one of the life changing moments for some ladies in this field of study. Under the Code4Girls project (a local name given to the ...
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The British Council in collaboration with Barclays Bank presents the premiere of the ReadytoWork Online Learning Platform in Kumasi this October. ReadytoWork is an online training tool designed to equip you with the needed skills to work in any organization and/or company and also to start on your path to entrepreneurship. These skills are needed to help you transition from the world of education into the world of work. Participants interested in the Face-To-Face engagement will be taken through modules ...
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The purpose of the  MTN Girl Code project is to encourage females to get into technology. The boot camp enlightened, trained and ignited the passion of the participants to develop much interest in technology and also to join the MTN App challenge which has become male dominated over the last couple of years. The boot camp in Kumasi was organized by Women in Tech Africa and sponsored by MTN Ghana and hapaSpace.  The training session took place on the 4th to ...
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This was a Girls Education Initiative of Ghana and Global Shapers - Kumasi Hub initiative. Depression let’s talk was a talk show that provided education on depression, it’s challenges, management and how the informed can also help others. The show was held on Saturday 29th July 2017.  Speaking at the event were Mrs. Victoria De-Graft Adjei (MSC, MED) from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and Ms. Akua Afriyie Addae a clinical psychologist from KNUST. The speakers emphasized the importance of the ...
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 D-Prize Challenge Info Session The Kumasi Entrepreneurs community on Thursday 18th of July 2017 met at hapaspace to discuss how they can apply and win d-prize challenge. Entrepreneurs were grouped into the categories opened for the competition. Girls education, global health, governance and infrastructure, agriculture, energy; solar and cook, education; flip the class room, improve accountability in the class room, and the custom challenge Hapaspace as part of their support package for teams who will like to apply will arranged a ...
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It was Saturday 1st July 2017, community members looked ready to listen, add their inputs and execute the task at hand. This was the maiden edition of the Kumasi tech community peer review, a program that will help tech-based innovators get guidance on how to improve their innovations. The program started with four new tech ideas ready to pitch;
  • Fuel-up an optimal fuel station locator
  • AgricConnect a technologically based initiative that connects farmers to ready market.
  • VTechnology provider of ...
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Kumasi Entrepreneurs Community (KEC) contribute to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) Maternity Ward Project In line with the launch of the First Lady of Ghana's project to help build a maternity ward at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital,the KEC decided to contribute to help with the project. A discussion was held where members shared their personal experience dealing with maternity issues at KATH. One of our member  shared their experience relating to the maternal- child mortality issues that happens in ...
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On June 10 2017. the Incas business mentorship programme organised by the INCAS Impact Foundation, a subsidiary of INCAS  Global came to an end. The program run for ten(10) weeks with intense business training for 10 startups to make their ideas and projects investor ready. The grand finale was coupled with a business pitch, where three persons were chosen to take the first to third positions. Seven startups were on board to pitch their business to a team of four panellists from ...
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The monthly meetup for the Kumasi Entrepreneurs was held on the 8th of June 2017. Mc for the event Ama Duncan of The Fabulous Woman Network introduced the resource person for the meetup Mr. Ernest Badu Boateng from the Incas Labour and Pension Consult. The theme for his talk was, "How to build a solid, cordial and mutually beneficial relationship". His lecture centred on how the entrepreneur can understand the Labour Laws and how to take advantage of it to grow ...
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The tech community on 3rd June 2017 had their monthly meetup discussing machine learning, its birth, application, migration and risk.   Mr Mohammed Appiah led the discussion starting with a brief introduction of artificial intelligence. He explained how industry players (large and small) are now applying machine learning in their industries and the threat Machine Learning poses to traditional ways of doing business, which relies most on human resources. There was a discussion on the use of algorithms, setbacks of the ...
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Change is a process, it starts with the right mindset and the activation of the will power. On Saturday 27th May 2017 the Ask Series took place at hapaSpace where participants shared their views and contributed to the topic at hand - Professionalism and Ethics in the Work Environment. The Ask series is a peer mentoring and networking session. The program started with a humorous performance by Comedian David Aglah , breaking the ribs of the audience. Mr. Noel Francis Agodzo, Regional Administrator for ...
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On Saturday, April 22, 2017, hapaSpace played host to about 35 women who were eager to learn the programming language, Python.  The event which was largely sponsored by the Python Software Foundation began at 8:30am with a good breakfast and registration. It as also sponsored by Hapa Foundation and Hapaweb Solutions. Django Girls is an initiative that is aimed at introducing women who have never coded before to the world of technology and increase the diversity within the industry. The Kumasi Django girls training ...
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Converting your Website into a Mobile App On 13 May 2017, the Kumasi Tech Community had its monthly meetup, Looking at how to convert your website into an app part 2. Mr Emmanuel Appiah C.E.O of addtify continued with the presentation,he stressed that there is the need to build the mobile app for optimization for people to know your key services.He stated that,Converting your page is not a light weight content,as such,it is advisable to convert pages that is frequently ...
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Hapaspace in collaboration with Smithtips  on Thursday 4th May 2017 presented the topic ''Life after School'' at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology NUPS-G leavers night. The idea was to help the level 400 students who are about leaving the school know what to do with their lives. Mr Appiah Emmanuel  C.E.O of Addtify shared his experience back in the university and motivated the leavers to aspire towards a higher purpose. He also taboutked on how students can write a winning ...
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On Thursday, 20 April, 2017, The Ghana think foundation initiative ‘Kumasi Konnect’, held its  8th edition of the quarterly programme at HapaSpace under the theme; The innovator's brain harnessing the power of your brain to improve your business. It started with a conversation on how our brain can be harnessed to help us as entrepreneurs and innovators. There were 42 participants in attendance. Miss Patricia Bonsu was the M.C for the event while Dr Samuel Tinagyei was the main speaker. Dr Samuel Tinagyei talked about the ...
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Kumasi Hub of Global shappers community with Incas Impact Foundation opened their business mentorship program on 17th April 2017 hosted by HapaSpace. Sponsors of the event were; HapaSpace,  Kumasi Hive , and Ghana Venture Capital Trust Fund . The purpose of the program is to take young entrepreneurs through a series of training. The main focus is on how they can turn their ideas into viable business ventures. The twenty-five selected entrepreneurs will be going through a training and mentoring programme that will ...
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                                                                                                   Google in collaboration with WineloyaHapaSpace and The Fabulous Woman Network  on 25th March 2017  to run the second event for women in celebration of the international women’s day hosted by hapaspace. This time around ...
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The Fabulous Women Network and hapaSpace on 10th March 2017 held the 'The Fabulous Woman Talk Show' with the theme 'Be Blod for Change'. The event was in commemoration of 2017 International Women's Day. The show was moderated by Mrs. Ama Duncan, the founder of the Fabulous Woman Network and a cooperate trainer. The panel was made up of three Fabulous women.  Mrs. Rita Krampah, Co- founder of the  Fabulous Woman Network and a cooperate trainer, Mrs. Lynda Philips Headmistress of the ...
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The Computer Science for Social Innovation (CS4SI) project is part of the Google’s Computer Science for High Schools (CS4HS) Program for 2016. The mission of CS4SI is to promote the interest of young people in computer science and computer science education in high schools. Read more here: www.cs4si.org The project which started in June, 2016 in partnership with Hapaweb Solutions and with funding from Google, focused on training 16 University students volunteers and 16 Computer science high school teachers in programming ...
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On the 7th February 2017 at the  Opoku Ware Senior High school where the quiz was held. Mr. Emmanuel Appiah founder of Addtify   represented Hapaspace, presenting  on; opportunities for students in technology during the mentorship section. In the field of engineering, machine building, mining , computer science, architecture etc people who are interested in technology can pursue these courses. Most importantly looking at becoming a top I.C.T guru through technology and entrepreneurship. Been able to build a system through the ...
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The Year in Review and the Way Forward Hapaspace has spear-headed the hosting of Kumasi Entrepreneurs since the early month of 2016. In its first meet up for the year 2017, the goal was to solicit for the ideas of able men and women who make up the group. As we believe in synergy. At the end of the day, we were able to come out with numerous topics that are going to be beneficial to the entrepreneurs. The year ...
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