Ghana is Only the Beginning of New IBM and Peace Corps Collaboration

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Ghana is Only the Beginning of New IBM and Peace Corps Collaboration

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Friday, April 29, 2016 - 10:00am

CAMPAIGN: The New Global Citizen

CONTENT: Article

“I achieved so much because most of the people who came to speak to us were ladies and that also means that ladies can also do something,” said a high school student from the eastern region of Ghana about a recent project with the Peace Corps and IBM.

Ghana has long been a launch pad for groundbreaking international collaboration. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy sent the very first group of Peace Corps volunteers to Ghana. Eight years ago, the inaugural IBM Corporate Service Corps team, which brings IBM consultants, services, and talent to the world pro bono, also traveled to Ghana. For both organizations, it seemed logical to launch the first IBM Corporate Service Corps partnership project with the Peace Corps in Ghana.

Together, the preeminent international service organization of the United States and the largest corporate global pro bono program are using their skills and talents in tandem to work together with global communities to tackle their most pressing needs.

Both IBM and the Peace Corps are committed to working at the grassroots level, “one handshake at a time,” toward sustainable change and establishing cross-cultural interactions that spur deeper collaboration.

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CATEGORY: Education