Diasporian News of Monday, 18 August 2014
Renowned Philanthropist, Naa (Princess) Asie Ocansey, who recently received the prestigious AU Diasporan Bridge Builders awards during the just completed US-Africa Leaders Summit, was honoured at the CNN Center by CICA International University and Seminary, who conferred upon her the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Human Letters (Honoris Causa) at the Omni Hotel, CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
In addition, Dr. Ocansey also received an Ambassadorial appointment from the Word of Life Christian Fellowship, an NGO in special consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). She is now Her Excellency Rev. Dr. Naa Asie Ocansey, CDKA.
H.E. Rev. Dr. Ocansey is a member of the Ocansey Royal Family of Ada, Ghana, born to the late Nene Kubi III of Ada, and Mrs. M. O. Ocansey.
Naa is a Professional Engineer, with a Bachelor’s degree in Ceramic Engineering from Rutgers University College of Engineering, with a Masters in Packaging Science and Engineering, and a Graduate Certificate in International Trade and Finance, from NYU and several certificates on Migration.
A Philanthropist, a businesswoman, a songwriter, a voice for the voiceless, a migration expert and radio show hostess, Naa co-founded the rural Nekotech Center of Excellence -Ada, with the late, Mr. Isaac Hayes-Black Moses, with contributions from several of Hollywood’s top actors including Denzel Washington.
She co-founded the Save a Million Lives (SAML)from HIV/AIDS Project with Hollywood Actor Steven Seagal and with the USA African American National Medical Association and Student National Medical Association- saving millions of lives through HIV/AIDS awareness,video series, free medical care and medications to the rural poor.
The SAML project won several awards, including White House and Buckingham Palace recognitions. Through her Christian centered Ministry, Channels of Blessings, Rev. Dr. Ocansey is currently leading efforts for the eradication of Ebola in West Africa, under the ‘EradicateEbolaNow’ decree, a US-Canada based grassroots faith-based coalition to provide education and personal protective equipment to nations plagued by Ebola in West Africa.
Having been educated at the prestigious Wesley Girls High School in Ghana and Rutgers University’s College of Engineering in the USA, Naa gained valuable working experience, working in Engineering and Consulting positions with Fortune 500 companies plus UNDP & UNEP/ICT, as well as her own very successful clothing line on at Dayton Hudson’s and Marshall Fields as well as QVC TV, from 1994-1996, where her unique collectors black bear, Kwesibear, became one of the hottest selling ethnic items on QVC TV.
Kwesibear carried a message which said:’ We are all members of God’s Royal family, so lets treat each other like royalty’. Kwesi bear’s mandate was to build a peace chest among nations.
Naa has devoted her life to building Peace by constructing spiritual, economic, educational, employment and healthcare bridges. Through these bridges she has joined many hands to fight for the voiceless and faceless poor by mobilizing global support to help them break generational cycles of poverty, illiteracy and disease while bringing economic freedom to many through her migration programs.
She has won several awards, including the GPA awards of the UK, World Literacy Crusade Ambassador, the prestigious AU DAF Bridge Builders awards during the recent historic US Africa Leaders Summit, the Ron Brown Award for International Trade and Finance, and numerous others.
She has been featured on several radio and TV shows worldwide – such as CNN, BBC, ABC News, Fox TV, CBS, Ghana’s GTV.
HE Rev. Dr. Ocansey is a devoted mother to her daughter, Fumi Serwa and several adopted sons and daughters. She strives to live her life by the quotation, 1 Cor 16 v 14: Do everything in love.