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Last modified: March 22, 2012, 6:41 PM
YIST-Ghana is an elementary, middle school and high school located in Ghana, West Africa. YIST is located in the rural region of Asante Akim and provides a quality education to rural/village African youth. YIST provides Service Learning Opportunities in which volunteers spend 4 weeks or more sharing their passion or skill in the form of teaching. Service Learning Volunteers (SLV) work with YIST Staff to designed a special volunteer project during their time commitment. Service Learning Projects range from Teaching Math, Teaching Writing Workshops, Teaching Chess, Teaching Science, Teaching Computer Skills such as how to deliver a Power Point Presentation, Painting a Classroom, Building bookshelves, Rain Water Harvesting, Organic Gardening, and Bio Diesel Fuel Processing. YIST SLV are encouraged to speak with past volunteers about their Service Learning Projects.
Our year-round SHS academic program consists of two components. During the three term school year students take classes in Math, Science, History, Technology, SAT preparation, Health, Foreign Language, and Sustainable Development. Students also attend a six-week summer component that provides intense instruction for high school participants in a residential college experience. The aim of both components is to enhance skills in language arts, mathematics, laboratory science, and foreign language. The program also provides academic and career counseling, postsecondary orientation and preparation; and a variety of motivational and cultural enrichment activities.
Junior High School
YIST-Middle School educational program help youth develop skills through hands-on collaborative learning. YIST academic programs encourage students to pursue further studies in math, science, technology & engineering and support the early development of talent necessary to meet the demands of a high-tech workforce & entrepreneurial needs of the future.
YIST makes a distinctive, concerted effort to motivate girls to consider career opportunities in the sciences. The Girls Institute of Science & Technology encourages girls (starting at Pre-K) to understand the natural world and provide a multidisciplinary. Primary School
YIST-Primary School educational program aims to stimulate pupils' curiosity in the world around them and encourage critical and creative thinking. Our goal at YIST is to create a foundation for science at the primary level. To fulfill these aims, pupils need to acquire knowledge and the skills of scientific inquiry: identifying questions that can be addressed scientifically; planning and carrying out experiments; evaluating data; and recognizing the limitations of their own and others' work.