African Gifted Foundation (www.africangifted.org), a UK educational charity, was founded in 2010 to set a benchmark for gifted education and to lead by example by delivering high quality gifted education opportunities to hundreds of young people, in cooperation with leading African universities. Since its foundation, AGF has run four summer Academies reaching over 200 gifted African students aged 14 ‚Äì 18. Inspired by the students‚Äô ability and potential AGF decided to create a permanent school for gifted young girls from across the continent.
AGF is establishing an all-girls Academy for Science and Technology which will open in Autumn 2016 in Accra, Ghana. The Academy is a ‚ÄúPathway to Engineering, Science & Computing‚Äù. It prepares students to sit Cambridge International A-Levels after an intense 12-month programme, and go on to study Engineering, Computer Science, Maths & Sciences at leading universities in Africa and abroad. The core subjects are Maths, Further Maths and Physics, with computing as an extracurricular subject. Students attend from across Africa. We select academically gifted students from a wide variety of backgrounds and scholarships and bursaries are available to students on a means-tested basis. For the first couple of years the school is housed in leased buildings in Accra. In parallel the permanent campus is being developed on our 20 acre site just outside Accra.