The Edusei has once again shown its commitment to sustainability and for the second time in two years Dr. Kwame Bawuah Edusei and his team stormed the city of East Hartford with a commitment to developing the youth for a better future with an educational workshop. After the premiering Youth Workshop in Hartford in December 2013 the enthusiastic participation of the city’s youth and the community support was strong enough to propel the program through several other cities. On Saturday May 9th, Dr. Kwame Bawuah Edusei and his family hosted about 150 youth drawn from the community at the Radison Hotel where seasoned specialists took them through practical lectures and one on one encounters on various disciplines ranging from medical, finance, law, business and information technology. Dr. Miriam Anini-Agyei , a pharmacist by profession took the youth through opportunities in the medical and health professions and encouraged them not to relent in their efforts to go for the best. She also opened up to the youth about certain misconceptions that could dissuade and intimidate them from their chosen carriers to which she strongly admonished them to set them aside and build a positive mental attitude. Mr. Bill Mangini, the Director of financial aid at the Godwin College who has experience spanning over 36 years in the financial aid administration thoroughly explored potential areas of seeking financial aid. His presentation drew a thunderous applause from the youth. The workshop gathered more steam when Ms. Yolande Wilson a Yale graduate who works with Pricewaterhouse Coopers [PWC] in US took the participants through business and finance opportunities with resounding response. There were about fifteen professional intercolators who also worked with the participants during the one on one session Jermaine Nkrumah, a member of the Foundations Communication team spoke about the tenets of positive thinking and how to achieve success ones goals with a positive minded attitude. Paul Kyei, a Georgetown University graduate and a consultant with Accenture Plc which was recognized among Forbes’ America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in 2014 rounded up the series of lectures with a thought provoking eye opener on Information technology and technological innovations going on in the world today. Before presenting certificates of participation to the youth Dr. Kwame Bawuah Edusei as always closed the worship with his fatherly admonishing of the youth to lead healthy lifestyles and abstain from social vices and stay focused . The Youth were thereafter treated to sumptuous meals at a dinner hosted by Dr. Kwame Bawuah Edusei and his family. Ms Claudia Serebour, a member of the program team worked very hard to coordinate the successful workshop. The youth showed their appreciation with many of them recounting what benefits they had derived from the previous youth workshop, and how those benefits had helped them to manage their developmental challenges better.
One thing that was clearly expressive on the faces of the youth was their admiration for Dr. Kwame Bawuah Edusei for his selfless mission to develop the youth for the future. His enviable career record as a Medical practitioner, Diplomat and Philanthropist has endeared him to the youth as a role model . Michael Osei a Connecticut resident and a high school senior had this to say. “I wish I had invited my entire classmates to be part of this experience. Hope someday they would come to my school so that no one would be left out” Mr. Ishmael Mansaray, a Sierra Leone National travelled from Rhode Island with his son to the workshop with the hope that he would find a mentor in the professional setting. His son disclosed to him that the insight gained at this workshop was all the morale booster he needs to pursue a career in the medical field. The Edusei Foundation kicked off their activities for 2015 with youth workshops in Accra and Kumasi in Ghana and would continue its engagement of the youth to assure them of the foundation’s long term commitment to their development.
Dr. Kwame Bawuah Edusei the Founder of the Foundation now lives in the United States as a private citizen who is committed to give back to the community . His Foundation has made donations to several organizations in the United States and Ghana and recently sponsored a West African Community Youth Summit held in Alexandria, Virginia in April 2015. The Foundation was honored with a plaque for their service to the community