If you are an avid reader of this blog, then you are familiar with the inspiring segment “Young Legends of Inspiration”. The world is gradually turning into a place where it’s all about ourselves. Us, our family, our jobs, our children, our dreams etc. Forgetting that though we are individuals, we live in a society which is in dire need of our touch and help to become a more happier and better place. Personally, I’m so much touched and inspired to do more when I see someone doing his/her best to change a situation for the better. The best part of this is that, we become better versions of ourselves whiles giving our best to others and our society.
With regards to this, I decided to tell the stories of young Ghanaians striving and taking action to make their societies a much better place through their initiatives, to inspire as many people I can reach as possible to take action, to be the best they can be to themselves and their societies. It’s been great so far but I thought, touching lives with these inspiring stories virtually is great but how effective and awesome can it be if I can organise the youth to meet these “legends” to be inspired, motivated and mentored by them? Absolutely awesome right? Hence, the birth of my initiative ‘Meeting the Legends!’
As a strong advocate of personal development, my heart bleeds so much in this era where some of the youth are misplacing their priorities and relegating personal development to the background. We focus on the” temporary now” instead of preparing ourselves now for what we want and have to be tomorrow. As much as I can, I educate and urge my fellow youth to take their personal development and future more seriously by doing things that really matter now through my writing, blog posts and organising “Meeting the Legends”.
We so much admire young people who are able to reach their goals and aspirations in life and it sometimes ends there. We must go beyond admiring them to be inspired and motivated to be our best too by taking action. If we think alike, then “Meeting the Legends 2017” is an event you must not miss!
It will take place on June 24, 2017 at the iSpace Foundation, Labone. It starts exactly 9:30am.
Come meet the awesome “legends” who would not only tell their stories to inspire you but share valuable experiences and tips on various topics ranging from Personal development, Productivity, Entrepreneurship, Philanthropy, Technology, Social work etc. Below are the profiles of the “legends” (speakers) :
Regina founded ‘Tech needs girls’ to train and teach young girls how to code. This initiative encourages and usher more girls into the area of STEM as it’s heavily male dominated. So far she has successfully trained a lot of girls in programming and this has extended to other parts of Africa. She was the 2016 Vlisco ambassador and currently the Founder and Ceo of Soronko Academy and Soronko Solutions.
Caritas is the founded of the Tatas and Friends Foundation to reach out to the poor and needy in society. The foundation has been able to help the sick, needy, schools, families etc with their mobilised donations. They have touched many lives and made the society a much better place to be.
Being the founder of the Sangy Foundation, she has also touched many lives in Ghana. The foundation has done a lot of things for schools individuals and deprived communities. She’s also an outstanding nurse who fill the hearts of the sick with love.
Reuben took the initiative to ride all across Ghana on a bicycle to raise funds to help children with Cleft. He slept in tents and endured uncomfortable situations to solicit for funds from individuals and organisations in various regions and towns in Ghana. Lives of some children living with Cleft has changed because of him.
Ato Ulzen-Appiah is the co-founder of the Ghana Think Foundation and Museke. His initiative and the Foundation organises Barcamps across the regions in Ghana to bring the Ghanaian youth together to learn, discuss key issues and to network.
Obodai is a broadcast journalist at Metro TV. He is a key member of Curious Minds, a youth advocacy organisation based at the Ghana Broadcasting coporation. He is a presenter of the organisation’s programme on Obonu and Unique Fm.
Prince is the founder of African Youth Awards and Avance Media.He also founded “Be a girl” an initiative which recognises the outstanding academic achievements of young girls across Ghana.
Don’t miss out this awesome opportunity to learn, share , network and be mentored!