I am very excited to be a part of this program this summer. Apart from the fact that I come from Ghana, I am excited because this program will serve as another opportunity to serve not only my country but humanity in general.
My experience in dealing with people from poor communities has taught me that, the people appreciate the ‘little’ efforts of organizations than vague and unfulfilled promises from politicians. I speak Twi, Fante, and Ewe and Ga which are some of the most popular Ghanaian languages.
I have visited all the ten regions in Ghana and have experienced cultures across most communities. Aside Ghana, I have been to Kenya, Cameroon, Nigeria, Benin and Ivory Coast. I had an internship with the Washington bureau of the Scripps Howard Wire Services in 2013 where I had the opportunity to cover President Barack Obama’s second inauguration. I also covered other events at the White House and the U.S Capitol.
I hope to bring my experiences from my journalism career and as a community worker to bear during this period. I can’t wait to be in Ghana.