Event:  Imhotep Back to Ghana -Media Day

Date:    April 12, 2024

Time: 10:30 AM

Location: Imhotep Institute Charter High School

                   6201 N 21st. St.  Philadelphia, PA  19138

Contact:   Deborah Toney-Moore Phone:  267-300-6267


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Philadelphia, PA -  The Imhotep Institute Charter High School will present Media Day, Friday, April 12, 2024,  What’s the news?  This year the super heroes (as featured in an exhibit at the Science History Institute) are  excited to launch  Phase 2 of Project Kujichagulia. The expanded group of 28 scholars and six facilitators return to Ghana to enhance water filtration systems, share knowledge of hydroponics, and join forces with  Ghanaian youth to focus on sustainability through education. The group has once again raised a successful donation campaign to take spare Crocs or sandals and technology to school children in Ghana.  The program has attracted strong support  from community partners, The Philadelphia Eagles and Nouryn  local programs, families and supporters.  Shirley Posey, visionary STEM Director along with a team of 28 Scholar STEM Ambassadors, C.E.O, Andre Noble, and an all star team of facilitators, will present the innovative STEM based projects that will help solve problems of agriculture, technology and access to clean water in the region.   In just 20 months, the  STEM program grew from a group of 11  scholars  to impacting over 1,200 young people.  While revisiting and strengthening  the impact of the first journey, the  team has expanded into Ghana, with project sites in Woe, Keta, Anayko, and Accra.  Come share the story of these true Superheroes.  The trip begins with a   Sendoff April 20th 2:30 pm. The Global Changers will return May 1, 2024.   To learn more about our STEM Program or find out how you can support it. (Click Here)  



Mission of Project Kujichagulia II 

  • Building Hydroponics System 

    • Collaborate with three high schools in Accra to build a system at High school in Anayko with 1,000 students. 

  • Expansion of Water Filtration Remote Island Village 

    • Conduct survey to collect data, take water samples,  expand water filtration system.

  • Expand Tech and STEM Lab

    • Teach students and students about water quality testing and how to 3D print water filters.

  • Continuation of Building Library  and Distribution of Footwear  

    • Goal is to distribute footwear directly to students. Hundreds of shoes have been donated through their shoe drive.

    • The building library will become a STEM Research and lab for students in the village.

  • The greatest impact Cultivate Global Leaders in STEM

    • Utilizing cultural and STEM perspectives to empower youth voices to solve problem within their own community is the most powerful source of sustainability for decades to come.

  • Prosthetic Limb engineered by STEM Ambassadors

    • STEM Ambassadors design and produce a prosthetic limb that will be presented to a young girl they befriended on their previous trip.

Shirley L. Posey,  M.S

Director of STEM 

Imhotep Institute Charter High School

6201 N 21st St, Philadelphia, PA 19138

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