Getrude Akunlibe

EcoSTEM Clubs Coordinator

Getrude’s key responsibilities are overseeing our EcoSTEM programme run through our locally-driven EcoSTEM clubs.

Getrude A.A Akunlibe is a final year Computer Science student at Academic City University College with a passion for education and technology. She was born and raised in Bolgatanga, a community where the technology of the developed city felt like the “Technology of the Future”.  School was a place where you are taught on a blackboard and when the chalk was finished or missing then class was done for the day.

 All these changed as she thrived to change the narrative and landed a full scholarship from the US states Department to participate in the Kennedy Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program aboard in 2015, she got a firsthand experience of that “Technology of the future” she only ever saw on my television. They were taught with interactive whiteboards, used Google Classroom, Khan Academy among many others technological educational resources. She understood concepts more quickly than a teacher with a blackboard and chalk could make me understand.

Getrude was one of the original EduSpots Youth Changemakers, joining EduSpots in 2017, after winning a grant to set up the Dulugu Education Centre after writing an application when she was studying A-levels at African Science Academy. This Spot has been one of the most thriving in the network since and was recognised at our annual awards for its commitment to STEM education.

Her fascination for technology and education led to her co-founding STEMEP club, Dulugu Educational Center which she has been running for over 3 years now. She has also taught STEM related subjects and organized short training for younger ones in both formal and informal settings. She has explored technological opportunities like robotics and software development. Hence, she is thrilled to be part of a network that fosters community leadership in education as a STEM coordinator and she looks forward to contributing her quota in collectively achieving a brighter future through her love for innovative and creative teaching and learning and her background in software.