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MISSION

To give people the relevant tools, platforms and resources to reach their goals.

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Who We Are

Hopin Academy is an innovative entrepreneurial organization, providing goal-oriented, participatory, practice-oriented learning with the aid of technology. We bring together the best content from the internet and apps connect it to our students. We combine it with a strong community and personal support in order for them to become competitive on the labor market and reach their personal objectives as entrepreneurs by the end of the courses.

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Vision

To help people become aware of their personal potential in order to create a more happy and thriving society.

About US

WHO WE ARE
How We Do It

The learner either comes with a specific learning goal or is encouraged to define one in the process. A goal could be to learn starting your own business, or to edit video or to write a good blog post. We then use free resources online, particularly instructional videos on Vimeo and Youtube that the learners can see at home. In class they can come and practice what they have learned. The learners can either decide to work alone with the help of our facilitator, or in a group, if they can find a common project to work on. When the project is completed, we assess the next step to take for each learner. Could be to take another class, start a business, apply for a job or apply for education elsewhere. It is a bottom-up approach based on the individual student’s skills and goals. We believe that this is the way to motivate people. Also it is the way to build up a deeper understanding of the reason why the students want to develop a particular skill.

OUR TEAM

Maccarthy Mac-Gbathy

Co-Founder / Director
MacCarthy Mac-Gbathy is the day to day head of Hopin Academy. Maccarthy ties together the vision with actual project management and operations.

Theresa Blegvad

Advisor
Theresa Blegvad is Self employed/CEO, InSource, Insights, CenterforHR & HumanCSR. She holds more than 30 years board experience from SMEs, political and voluntary organizations. In chronological order from 1985-2018. Theresa Ambitious international and Nordic businesses with demanding customers/partnership.

Anders Midtgaard

Co-Founder/Advisor
Anders Midtgaard is a Danish entrepreneur, speaker and artist. He is Co-founder of Hopin Academy.

Sandra Tom-Dery

Event Manager & Facilitation
A nurse,an entrepreneur and an SRHR advocate. Sandra Shoes: Sandra Tom-Dery Twitter handle-@SandraTomGH

Michael Sørensen

Fund Raiser & Advisor
lives and works as a teacher in Denmark. He has been engaged in development work in Ghana since 2002 where he joined School For Life.

Matthew Kelle

Web Designer
Matthew is a web designer. He is in-charge of Hopin Academy website & IT Technician as well at the office space.

Mawuse A. Siabi

Event Manager & Facilitation
Mawuse UDS: A young entrepreneur with the passion of seeing others discovering their hidden abilities. email: mawuseasiabi@gmail.com

Mubarak Sumaila

Partnerships Manager
Mubarak Sumaila is a high impact creative thinker with extensive experience in capacity building and project management. He is the chapter director of Startup Grind Tamale and the Partnerships manager at Hopin Academy.

Issah Fawziyya Suglo Kartu

Event Manager & Facilitation
Fawzy Sweet: Into Emcing, women empowerment and community development related issues. Twitter: @ziyyakartu

Isaac Nana Kweku Amoah

Project Manager
Isaac Nana Kweku Amoah, IT professional vast experience of Enterprise Project Lifecycle methodology for 14 years now.

Kofi Yeboah

Partnership Advisor
Kofi Yeboah is a Ghanaian blogger and communications strategist with a deep interest in social enterprise and internet freedom. Kofi is currently pursuing a graduate programme in Communications and Technology at University of Alberta

JARED ODLE

Consultant
Entrepreneur in Burkina Faso and Ghana. He works in so many industries like supply chain management for grains and nuts, food security, agricultural services, business planning, consulting and coaching. Jared Odle consults for Hopin Academy

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