Feature Article of Sunday, 30 June 2013
Columnist: Essuman, Ebenezer.
GOOD DAY READER,
You welcomed to
THE JOURNEY SO FAR, a
motivational interview hosted by the young writer and speaker, Akpah
Prince to project young achievers globally.
Today, i host one of the numerous young achievers we can find on the African soil,
AK: AKPAH PRINCE
EE: EBENEZER ESSUMAN
ladies and gentle men my first guest Ebenezer Essuman.
AK: When and
where were you born?
EE: I was born on 24th December,1991 at Saltpond,a
notable town in Central Region of Ghana
AK: When did
you start schooling and where?
EE: I started my basic education
at Blessed Assurance,Korle Gonno in Accra and ended my my basic
education at Richard Akwei Memorial School in Accra(from 1999 to 2008). I had my
high school education at Swedru SDA Senior High School where i
was elected as the boys Assistant Academics Prefect
schools did you attend? Are you still in school?
EE: I am currently at African University College of Communication reading Strategic
Communication(public relation,integrated marketing and advertising).
AK: What were
some of your achievements in school? That is awards, positions etc.
EE: As i said, i was boys assistant academics prefect,Drama leader of which i
resigned due to some personal reasons. Talking of achievement in high
school,i will talk of how i selflessly help and influence the school's
AK: What do you
do now for a living apart from school?
EE: For now, i am running my own organization,Synergy For Success Ghana,managing
AK: Can you tell us a little about your organization?
EE: Synergy For Success Ghana is aiming to be the world's solution center
where most problems hindering development and we also hope to engage in other ventures
AK: Could you
please share a history with us of how you started what you do now?
EE: Actually,upon realization and it has also been my ambition to impart in the
society and seeing many unsolved problems which hinders
development,i ask myself why don't i take it upon myself and find
solutions to all these problems. Also i knew i couldn't do it alone so i decided to
form partnerships depending on the type of problem i want to solve and that led to
the name Synergy For Success Ghana.
mentor is MR.JOHN ARMAH the Executive Director of Ghana Center for
Employment Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Bernard Kelvin Clive is
great young man who also inspires me a lot and my own hardworking
AK: When and how did you discover your talent that lead to
EE: I will say it is by divine grace and upon countless
tries on other fields... I remember when i was a kid,all i wanted to do
is to be football star but i now know that's not were i belong.
AK:Is it the passion to see the change happen you have,
that drives you?
EE: Yeah,it is the passion... i am very passionate in what i am doing now and that
drives me to ensure the change which we all want.
AK: Please can you list some of your achievements?
EE: okay,achievement?for now, Coordinating a dubbed iCAN Mentorship for
basic education student in Ghana using my own funds and providing some
educational stuffs to some deprived students in Ghana... there others in the making.
AK: So far so good? Are you Content with what you have achieved.
EE: So far so good but i am not content at all because there
are more work to be done and i am not stopping yet
AK: Have you heard of any impact your work/achievements
have had on someone, do you mind sharing with us?
EE: Yeah,sometimes i
receive messages and calls from some institutions commending me and my
organization for the impact inculcated in their wards.
AK: What are some of the significant awards/recognition
you have taken so far?
EE: I am yet to
receive any notable award for my work but i am okay of playing my
AK: What were the challenges you faced on this journey?
EE: Challenges? i see them as opportunity since i am always
determine to overcome them.
AK: What greater achievements have you planned for the
future? Do you mind sharing them with us?
EE: To see my organization impacting
positively the masses is my dream.
AK: Want to know you more, anything else you want to share
with the readers?
EE: okay,I am self-inspired,ambitious,passionate,practical,God-fearing and the
overcomer of challenges.
AK: What are your final words to your mentees and readers?
EE: Focus,read,practical,ask question,performers
and God fearing.
AK:If you should be ranked by Forbes, what category would
you like to be?
AK: Any acknowledgements to some special people?
EE:Yeah,To God almighty my
parents,MR.George Essuman and Miss Felicia Afenyi Aidoo,My
mentors,Mrs.Ivy Agyapong,To one person who is always behind me,Miss
THANKS FOR YOUR TIME, CATCH YOU ON THE FLIP SIDE OF LIFE.