MERGING LANDSCAPES is a metaphor used by the Ghana School Bag (GSB) project to describe the educational goals of creating and fostering links between the rich traditional Ghanaian culture and that of the emerging market economy.
The Kokrobitey Institute is committed to bridging the gap between the world of traditional society and the emerging market economy by way of challenging businesses to introduce their work to Ghana’s children.
In our fervent quest to build a bridge between traditions and modernization, we implore companies to market through, and to Ghanaian children while in the process, provide supplementary classroom learning materials. We are currently exploring strategies for teaching literacy that promote problem solving, stimulate critical thinking, and engage teachers in the process.
The GHANA SCHOOL BAG (GSB) project is by far a great platform to bridge the gap.
The Ghana School Bag (GSB) project is a major project of the Kokrobitey Institute at the moment. The GSB is made from advertising banner (flexi), inner tubes from tires, PVC piping, webbing and African fabrics. The bag serves as a symbol for educating the children of Ghana (and the world) about sustainable design and the importance of recycling to maintain a clean and healthy environment.
Bridging the gap between the two worlds in Ghana which are the traditional and modern is not only achieved by the GSB but even through our diverse and creative means of productions.
At Kokrobitey, we encourage creative innovation and invite partnerships with those willing to combine their own expertise with addressing challenges of education and development. Our goal is to provide educational materials that teachers can learn to fashion themselves to support basic literacy and classroom management. Our marketing strategy includes partnering with the private sector by offering goods and services that support the goal of advancing education on a national level through supplementary learning materials.
This approach allows businesses to introduce their industries to local children and bridge the gap between the village and the emerging market economy.
It also promotes and enhances skill building through our MAKERS WORKSHOP program.
- Our makers workshop is where corporative learning and ideas are created and exchanged to develop products.
- Through our makers workshop, creativity, ideas and skills are shared to teachers and the local indigenous people.
- The makers workshop happens in our Design Center.
Our Design Center is the heart of our production. At Kokrobitey, we have the capacity to create corporate gifts or personalized bags in bulk orders. Your company can customize fashionable folders or totes for conferences or campaigns with your logo. We use recycled materials and African textiles to design a high quality, one-of-a-kind product. The purchase of these unique products allows us to fund our Ghana School Bag projects.
The Kokrobitey Institute is also interested in working with artists, designers, environmentalists, educationists, corporate social responsibility initiatives, and developmental agencies to strategize ways in which education, design, and sustainability intersect.
Through this we hope to build partnerships with organizations to serve our greater community in Ghana. With your company sponsorship, we can promote your industry through supplementary educational materials while making an impact. Our team welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with Corporate Social Responsibility offices and Program Managers to create developmental projects around education, sustainability, or social entrepreneurship.
Merging landscapes enhances entrepreneurship by way of leaving the local trainees and teachers with a craft they can trade on to improve upon their socio-economic well-being.
The Kokrobitey Institute has most recently developed unique educational projects alongside Kosmos Energy and the Catholic Relief Service as a major form of merging landscapes to bridge the gap between the rich traditional Ghanaian culture and that of the emerging market economy.