Youth in the Washington Metro area benefitted from another installment of Workshops organized and sponsored by the Edusei Foundation. The fourth in the series of workshops reached the Washington Metro Area on July 5th as young prospective college students and professionals gathered to interact on issues relating to their career paths. Similar events have been organized in Toronto Canada, Hartford, Connecticut and London by the Foundation.
Dr. Bawuah Edusei, a diplomat, entrepreneur, medical practitioner and philanthropist opened the workshop with an admonition to the youth to persevere in their endeavors to achieve their cherished aims in life. He also advised the youth to stay away from social vices and also abstain from premarital sex. He said “This workshop would afford you the opportunity of acquiring life surviving skills that will equip you to withstand the storms in your career path.”
Professionals in the fields of Business, Medicine, Finance, Law, Information Technology, Engineering and Nursing were on hand to provide group and one on one counseling to the youth. Paul Kyei Ofori, a Georgetown University graduate and coordinator of the workshop took the youth through diverse technological advancements and various fields of technology that captivated the attention of the audience.
Dr. Anna Minta, a pediatrician trained at the John Hopkins Hospital followed with a compelling presentation on professions in the sciences with particular reference to medicine. Dr. Charles Osei Dankwah, a chemical engineer, industrialist and businessman educated the youth on the prospects of entrepreneurship and the skills to sustain the enterprise. Annette Ofori, a Georgetown Law School graduate and tax expect with Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP and attorney capped the presentations with a briefing on ethics in the profession, accounting laws, careers in accounting and finance and jobs prospects in the field of study.
After the series of presentations they broke into groups according to professions for one on one and group sessions to enable the youth ask questions pertaining to their areas of interest. Kevin Bonsu, a prospective college student was highly elated and remarked “this is an awesome experience and I can’t believe it is all free” Priscilla Boamah, a Radford University freshman said “ I have found myself a mentor today and I wish there could be regular workshops like this in the community. ” Mrs. Evangeline Bawuah-Edusei, a cofounder of the foundation presented certificates of participation to the over 150 young people who attended the event. She then closed the workshop by expressing her profound appreciation to the parents of the young ones who paved the way for them to be part of the event. Similar appreciation went to the Professionals who sacrificed everything within them to come and mentor the young ones as their personal experience and shared stories motivated the youth.
The next Dr. Bawuah-Edusei-sponsored youth workshop is scheduled to be held in New York on August 2nd, 2014.