Class of 2019
Born and raised in Ghana in a house of four boys and two girls, I was the kid who would either be outside playing football, climbing trees, creating my own game with my brothers, or quietly sitting in a corner reading a story book. There were times when I would force myself out of sleep just to continue reading deep into the night. In our household, I have been identified as a dancer, a creative, an analyst, and an intuitive thinker who questions why things happen. Figuring out how things worked came easy at first and as I advanced academically, they became much more complex to comprehend. I found it necessary to know the reason why something needed to be done, to get the bigger picture. Knowing this made it easy to proceed to answer how to go about dealing with or solving a problem.
Reading more newspapers and watching the news have made me more aware of the dangers that arise in communities inside and outside my country. It has come to my notice that so much has been done but much more needs to be done to improve the living standards of our communities. Poverty, crime rates, injustice, and more need to be eliminated, and I am convinced that there are a million ways that the engineering art can be applied to solve some of these challenges. I want to take part in that. This is why I chose engineering. I chose Ashesi University because Ashesi promised ethical, entrepreneurial, and scholastic graduates and these are qualities I believe are fundamental for changing the continent. As the fourth child with the opportunity to attend a university, I believe the continent has a lot more hope for the future. This is because of the many other mind-blowing, ground-breaking students I’ve met at Ashesi who are our future leaders.
“This scholarship has been a huge blessing to me and my family. It has given me
the opportunity to grow academically and socially into a leader.”
This scholarship has been a huge blessing to me and my family. It has given me the opportunity to grow academically and socially into a leader through the countless opportunities on this campus. With my education at Ashesi and with my passion and vision for Africa, I have been able to accomplish a lot of things in the three years I have been here, including working with Manyan Gobe, an NGO, currently sponsored by the Ford Foundation grant, that mentors students at the Nima Cluster of Schools to become well-rounded individuals equipped for the larger world.
I would like to say a huge thank you to my donors because they have been the answer to my prayers. Thank you for giving me the chance to develop myself in every way possible at an institution that makes it possible for each of their students to grow into better individuals. I am really grateful and am certain that they will not regret their decision to sponsor me.
“Thank you for giving me the chance to develop myself in every way possible
at an institution that makes it possible for each of their students to
grow into better individuals.”
The best thing I’ve learned from my engineering courses is the diversity of mechanical engineering. During my Material Science and Chemistry course, we were shown how materials play a very important role in building structures, product packaging, and construction and it dawned on me that there is a wide scope of things that mechanical engineering can impact. A mechanical engineer can use the science of mechanics in biology and robotics!
My long-term goals for my future career include getting a job in the production industry to learn how to use trade to improve the Ghanaian economy. I plan to gain exposure and learn everything I can so as to have a firm grasp of the operations in production for when I set up my own production companies. I currently have a number of product ideas which I plan to develop; products that solve real-life problems in the Ghanaian communities and improve the Ghanaian economy. These are the current plans I have for my engineering career. If changes are made to my plan, they would be aimed at improving the living standards of Ghanaians.
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