Anita Esi Eleh
Peer Mentor (Ignite Girls)
Anita Esi Eleh is a final year Physician Assistant student at Central University under the MasterCard Foundation scholars program at Camfed Ghana and an alumni of African Science Academy where she completed her A-level in mathematics and physics.
She is the founder of the Everybody Matters Foundation (Gomoa Manso spot), a local initiative in her home community (Gomoa Manso) that seeks to promote quality education and equity in rural Ghana and bridge the gap in educational provisions made available for students in urban areas compared to those in smaller Ghanaian communities through community-led educational spaces called ‘spots’.
Anita has over 3 years experience in community and child development (through education) through the EduSpots platform which included mentoring students(particularly young girls) at her spot, refurbishing an unused community library and creating an IT center in it.
Her work has won her several awards including Ghana volunteer of the year, youth fundraiser of the year and a citation of appreciation from EduSpots
She’s passionate about STEM, loves drawing and looks forward to being a health practitioner that helps improve lives not only within the hospital walls, but also, beyond it. She believes that change is intentional and thus, a conscious effort is needed to create one.
Anita is taking up the role of a Peer Mentor for the Ignite Girls program at EduSpots.
In her role, she’ll assist volunteers to lead Ignite interventions at their various spots as well as support in the delivery of monthly coaching sessions for volunteers.