There will be Obstacles, Limitations and Challenges. Alas! You've Got all it Takes to Overcome - Farida Bedwei

At Brighter Investment, we are on a mission to deliver the dreams of academically talented but financially handicapped Ghanaian students of a billion realities. We understand that there will be many bumps on the road to success. However, we are confident you have all it takes to overcome every obstacle and rise to great heights. Just like Farida, an amazing woman we are greatly inspired by, you are full of solutions for the world. By utilizing your super power of determination, we know that the world would be a much better place for everyone.

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Joy Lamptey
Found a Job you Love? Do These 4 Things Before you Hit Submit!

Nothing can be more painful than hitting “send” only to realize you omitted something in your cover letter or made a grammatical error on your resume.

Beyond cross-checking to ensure there are no errors in your application, there are other things you must do to up your chances of landing any job you apply for. Below are four tips you can try right away;

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Joy Lamptey
8 Steps to Landing Your First Job

Whether you are straight out of college or just wrapping up your one year mandatory national service program, the foremost thing on your mind (obviously) is to land a great job. You’ve got big dreams and a bright future ahead of you. You’ve got bills to pay, a commitment to redeem and a family that looks up to you. Landing a job as quickly as possible is all you can think about. As always, we are with you in this and excited to help you successfully navigate this stage of your life.

For a start, we have put together eight steps that will up your chances of landing your first full-time job within the shortest possible time. While we cannot promise that it would be easy, we can assure you that it would be worth it. 

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Jobsearch, StudentsJoy Lamptey
If I Could, Why Can't You? - Roshi Motman

Roshi Motman is the first woman to become the Chief Executive Officer of Tigo, Ghana. She studied Electrical Engineering and Business Development at Chalmers University in Goteborg, Sweden and has over ten years’ of experience working with various companies in the Kinnevik Group, a key investor in Millicom.

At Brighter Investment we believe that every talented student should be able to pursue higher education and build a brighter future for them and their community. Just like Roshi Motman, we believe every girl has potential and if given the needed push and resources, many females would stand out and tall wherever they find themselves.

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Joy Lamptey
And it’s signed! New partnership with the Ghanaian Government

And it’s signed! We’re very happy to announce that Brighter Investment and the Ghanaian government have decided to work together on improving accessibility to higher education in Ghana. The Ghanaian government of President Nana Akufo-Addo has rolled out a program that makes senior high school free for all Ghanaian students. This has, over little more than two years, increased enrollment in senior high school from 308,000 students to 430,000 students and is expected to increase demand for tertiary education by 50% over the next 5 years. To pay for this increased demand, the Ghanaian government is looking for private partners like Brighter Investment.

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You Can be That Woman Doing Amazing Things! You’ve Got All it Takes - Elsie Effah Kaufmann

We all want to be amazing and do amazing things. The path to amazing may not be an easy one to tread however, it is always worth treading this path. By doing that extra and doing things people feel you cannot do, you would easily move from being an ordinary individual to being the extraordinary individual that is full of value. Dr Kaufmann exemplifies just how possible it is for women to shine no matter where they are.

At Brighter Investment we believe that every talented student should be able to pursue higher education and build a brighter future for them and their community. Sometimes it helps to have a role model, a star to aim for, and that’s why we’ve decided to use this platform to showcase the women we admire at Brighter Investment.

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Joy Lamptey
Nothing Should Scare You! Not Even Science or Mathematics - Regina Honu

Almost every woman in STEM agrees that science is not as difficult as many people think. It is true that some aspects of science can appear abstract and that mathematics can be a little challenging sometimes. Amazing women like Regina Honu have proved that science, technology, engineering and mathematics are doable.

Regina is the CEO and founder of Soronko Solutions. She was featured on CNN as one of the  twelve inspirational women who rock STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and as one of the six women making an impact in the African technology space.

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Joy Lamptey
Students at UENR, UHAS, RMU and College of Health to Receive Financial Support from Brighter Investment

In addition to the six universities already supported, Brighter Investment will provide financial support to students from four additional institutions this year. The newly supported institutions are the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), Regional Maritime University (RMU) and the College of Health and Well-being, Kintampo. 

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Joy Lamptey
First investor distributions 6.4% higher than projections

4 years ago we started supporting the first small cohort of students in Ghana with the goal of proving that an investment model has the potential to break down financial barriers to higher education. Over the following years we supported 4 cohorts and 221 students. 221 students that instead of street vendors or subsistence farmers will become future leaders in science, engineering, medicine and business. These 221 students show that an investment model can indeed accomplish equitable access to tertiary education and create value for both students and investors.

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Brighter Investment Job - Summer Intern

Always wanted to make a difference in the world? Brighter Investment is hiring a Summer Intern in Accra! This is your chance to join an impact investment startup that is eliminating financial barriers to higher education. As a summer intern, you will provide creative ideas and work closely with the BI team to help achieve our ultimate goal of ensuring that every talented student has access to higher education.

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Joy Lamptey
Applying to UMAT? Here's what you should know.

If you are applying to the University of Mines and Technology for the 2019/2020 academic year, please note the following;

1. The deadline for applying for UMaT undergraduate programs is August, 2019.

2. Students are to obtain an application form for GHc 200.00 from Ghana Post Offices, Ecobank, Cal Bank, GCB Bank, Zenith Bank, Fidelity Bank, Access Bank or UBA.

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Joy Lamptey
Applying to UG? Here's what you should know.

If you are applying to the University of Ghana for the 2019/2020 academic year, please note the following;

1. The deadline for applying for University of Ghana undergraduate programs is June 30, 2019.

2. The minimum entry requirement is having at least credits ((A1-C6) WASSCE and (A-D) SSCE) in Core Mathematics, English Language, Integrated Science and Social Studies.

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Joy Lamptey
Applying to KNUST? Here's what you should know.

If you are applying to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology for the 2019/2020 academic year, please note the following;

1. The deadline for applying for KNUST undergraduate programs is July 31, 2019.

2. WASSCE/SSSCE Holders should have credits (A1-C6/A-D Respectively) in the following Three (3) Core Subjects: English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science plus credits (A1-C6/ A-D) in Three Elective Subjects with an Aggregate Score of 24 or better in the relevant Area of Study

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Joy Lamptey
Applying to UCC? Here is what you should know.

If you are applying to the University of Cape-Coast for the 2019/2020 academic year, please note the following

1. The deadline for applying for UCC undergraduate programs is May 17, 2019.

2. Applicants should have credit passes in six (6) subjects with an overall aggregate of 36/24 at the WASSCE/SSSCE respectively.

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Joy Lamptey
Applying to KSTU? Here's what you should know.

If you are applying to the Kumasi Technical University for the 2019/2020 academic year, please note the following;

1. The deadline for applying for KSTU academic programs is June 30, 2019.

2. A card with an application code can be obtained from either the Kumasi Technical University Cash Office, all Regional Post Offices, all Zenith Bank Branches, all Republic Bank Branches, all Universal Merchant Bank (UMB), all Access Bank Branches.

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Joy Lamptey
Applying to UDS? Here's what you should know.

If you are applying to the University for Development Studies for the 2019/2020 academic year, please note the following;

1. The deadline for applying for UDS undergraduate programs is Friday, May 31, 2019.

2. WASSCE/SSSCE Holders should have credits (A1-C6/A-D Respectively) in the following Three (3) Core Subjects: English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science plus credits (A1-C6/ A-D) in Three Elective Subjects with an Aggregate Score of 24 or better in the relevant Area of Study.

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Joy Lamptey
Improving Gender Parity in the Brighter Investment Student Financing Model

My name is Joy Lamptey, and I am the student success manager at Brighter Investment. Growing up, I was lucky to have had a family that made me believe I could be anything I wanted to be. I wanted to be a surgeon, and later an architect. But someway somehow, someone somewhere suggested, “why not a nurse or an interior designer?”, They had no other reasons except for the fact that it would be a perfect career path for a pretty intelligent girl like me. Inexperienced as I was at the time, I believed these lines. This is just one of the many gender specific barriers women face on their path to career success. At Brighter Investment we’re solving these.

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Brighter Investment on TV

Richard Adarkwah and Joy Lamptey, the Regional Manager and the Student Success Manager for Brighter Investment in Ghana, are interviewed on AAU Talks about financing higher education in Africa. The Association of African Universities (AAU) is the official African Union body representing all higher education institutions within that Union. The full 50 minute interview can be found on the AAU Facebook page and is definitely worth a watch. But if you’re short on time, here are our 6 favorite parts.

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