Babson Team Teaching Entrepreneurship to Students in Ghana During Semester Break

Undergraduate Dean Dennis Hanno is leading a team to Ghana to teach entrepreneurship.

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Undergraduate Dean Dennis Hanno is leading a team of 50 undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and faculty to Ghana to teach entrepreneurship to high school students and other learners and to start new initiatives within the community. 

The program, begun more than ten years ago by Hanno while he was at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, has grown from 12 student participants creating a computer center in a village church, to dozens of participants from Babson teaching business basics to over 1000 Ghanaian learners from elementary school age to adult.   

"When the project started, the primary goal of the trip was to work with interested students to help them learn about entrepreneurship, business planning and personal development, but much more than that happens," says Dean Hanno. "Friendships and bonds are formed and the knowledge shared during the two weeks will last a lifetime - on both sides of the ocean. This amazing and impactful experience really is global citizenship at its finest."

The Twitter hashtag for the trip is #ghana2012.  

Also follow FME Professor Phyllis Schlesinger’s Tweets about the effort @FMEOBProf.

Videos of Dean Hanno’s previous visits to Ghana

Summer 2011

Winter Term 2009 1

Winter Term 2009 2

By Michael Chmura, | 01/07/2012 04:54