Students Without Borders is a WUSC and CECI program that enables Canadian university and college students to participate in exciting, volunteer learning opportunities in South America, Africa, and Asia.

Excited to serve in Ghana

March 30, 2015

CAH19849My name is Eddie Ameh, a graduate journalism student at Carleton University.

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.

1 Comment

  1. Emmanuel Ennin on May 31, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Hello Eddie. I am really proud as a Ghanaian to get in touch with you. I will be coming to do my masters in Art Education at the British Columbia University this Winter. I think it would be good for me to link up with you for more guidance and advice.
    Hope to hear from you soon.