Diasporian News of Wednesday, 6 August 2014
Source: Afrikan Post
The Edusei foundation recognizes that about 65% of the population in in most sub Sahara countries and their Diaspora are below 35 years and hence constitutes the youth, our future.
Consequently the Foundation’s sustainable commitment to the youth will be maintained to achieve lasting POSITIVE effect as a developmental milestone.
Their youth workshop train has finally reached the big apple and the New York youth responded resoundingly to the Edusei Foundation’s message of positivity. The youth came in their numbers at the workshop organized at the Dreiser Community Center in co-op city the suburb of Bronx on Saturday August 2nd.2014.
The New York event is the 5th in the series of youth workshops organized by the Edusei Foundation. About 150 youth from various communities in the New York Boroughs converged at the Dreiser Community Center in the Bronx to participate in the youth forum geared at empowering them in the areas of academic excellence, life skills, choices in college, career counseling, resume workshop and also have access to professional who offered one on one and group counseling.
The Edusei Foundation recognizes the youth as an important human resource with the potential to contribute significantly to national development and therefore must be coached and equipped to make good choices as the bedrock of their career development.
Dr. Kwame Bawuah Edusei, the founder of the foundation impressed upon the youth not to relent in their efforts to make resolute decisions on their career choices and to have a positive mental attitude to believe in their capacity to excel. Dr. Edusei also implored the youth to abstain from pre-marital sex, eat right, and most importantly stay away from social vices that would be a nuisance in their lives.
Professionals in the fields of Accounting, Health, Business, Information technology addressed the youth and answered questions relating to their perceived career choices.
Mr. Kevin Boakye, a Harvard University MBA graduate educated the youth on managing their resources, budgeting their expenses and the need to main their credit after Ms, Stephanie Siaw a New York based attorney and General Counsel for the New York department of probation took the youth through the requisites of enrolling in law school and the opportunities that abound in the field of law.
Mrs. Evangeline Bawuah-Edusei, co founder of the foundation expressed her profound appreciation to the parents, facilitators of the workshop and the youth for availing themselves to be part of the event. Nana K. Amakye, a Ghanaian community leader whose son attended the workshop hailed the foundation for giving his son the opportunity to connect with a mentor and made a passionate appeal to stake holders in the community to support the foundation to bring such resources frequently to the community.
Dr. Valentine Bloomfield, an African American Collage professor who said he heard the announcement on a radio station and decided to attended told news media after the event that “The youth constitute the bulk of the population in Africa and for that matter Ghana as such it is expected that these initiatives would serve as the opportunity for the youth to recognize their self worth and be psyched up to serve as the future leaders.
The new Millennium provides the youth the prospect for them to be involved in national development since they are potential leaders of any Nation.”
Further information about the edusei foundation can be found on their website: www.eduseifoundation.org and on facebook and twitter. The passion and immense commitment to youth development would continue to be the hallmark of the Edusei Foundation.