Empowering Future Health Leaders: Celebrating the Graduation of Camp xSEL's Third Cohort in Liberia
After a four-week of intensive learning adventures in the Health Sciences, yesterday, August 30, 2023, we joyously climaxed the Third Cohort of Camp xSEL: Excellence in Science Education for Liberia. This celebration marks the graduation of ninety-five (95) 11th and 12th graders who were recruited from the fifteen counties of Liberia.
Throughout these transformative weeks, we've had the distinct honor of working closely with these brilliant minds, infusing them with advanced scientific knowledge, nurturing data-driven critical thinking abilities, and fostering a deep passion for inquiry-based learning. Our collective goal was to fortify their path towards to a successful career in the health sciences. As this chapter gracefully concludes, we look back with immense pride and look forward with eager anticipation to the radiant futures that these budding
xSEL scholars will undoubtedly shape the Health Sciences.
Camp xSEL is a four-week intensive math and science Camp designed for secondary students interested in pursuing careers in the health sciences. The camp stands as a shining pillar within the USAID-funded BRIDGE-U: Applying Research for a Healthy Liberia project, with support from the University of Liberia College of Health Sciences and Vanderbilt University.
This partnership has paved the way for incredible achievements.
Topic:- Launching of Center for Teaching, Learning & Innovation; a Public-Private Partnership to boost medical studies in the country. The center is intended for Research Utilizations and Training.
Topic: Transformation of University of Liberia College of Health Sciences by the Bridge-U:Liberia in Partnership with Vanderbilt University, Yale University & Other Partners.
Date: July 31, 2022
Topic: Camp xSEL is a platform where High School Students looking to further their careers in Science and Medicine are selected through a competitive process to attend a 5-week Science Camp to prepare them for their medical career.
Date:- August 28, 2022
Topic: Launch of Experiential Learning and Assessment Laboratory at the JFK Hospital, Monrovia.
Date:- September 25, 2022
Topic: Yale University & Vanderbilt University Partners with the University of Liberia College of Health Sciences graduates High School Students interested in the sciences from the Camp xSEL 2022 Edition.
Date:- October 30, 2022
Topic: Year 2 Kickoff of the Bridge-U: Liberia Project with the Center for Teaching & Learning & Innovation.
Date:- November 27, 2022
Topic: BRIDGE -U: Liberia had a 3 months health entrepreneurship training at the University of Liberia College of Health Sciences and had a one-day Innovation Activity Seminar for ULCHS Students.
Date:- December 25, 2022
Topic: BRIDGE-U: Liberia HEARL Ideation Course graduates 25 aspiring entrepreneurs
Date:- January 29, 2023
Topic: OSRS conducted a one-day Research Grant orientation workshop for faculty members of ULCHS. BRIDGE -U: Liberia MEL team had a three days capacity building training on REDCap.
Date:- February 27, 2023
Topic: The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) had a successful validation on her Guideline for Health Professionals and the ELAB team conducted a two-day intensive simulation training at JFK for healthcare professionals.
Date:- March 31, 2023
Topic: Camp xSEL begins preparation for its 2023 Science camp for high school students across Liberia. ULCHS conducted three-day Residents as Teachers and Leaders Training for doctors.
Date:- June 25, 2023
Topic: Six aspiring health entrepreneurs were honored with financial awards and certificates for their exceptional performance in the USAID-funded BRIDGE-U: Applying Research for a Healthy Liberia project HEALR, Creation Course Pitch Fest.
Date:- July 30, 2023