The Meeting the Legends Initiative is a social initiative that serves as a platform for skills and personal development training, mentorship and networking. It brings together the youth in Ghana to be transformed into doers and inspired to be focused on achieving their goals and aspirations to be the best they can be.

The founder of the Initiative, Mabel Blankson believes that the society can become a much better place if we have a more focused youth who are doers and passionate about working on their goals and dreams to be their best to impact their societies.

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As Meeting the Legends 2014 brought to together about 70 youth of the Ghana Institute of Journalism to be inspired, mentored and trained, Meeting the Legends 2017 did even more.

The “Legends” (speakers) were: Ato Ulzen-Appiah who presented on Productivity, Gabriel Obodai Torgbor-Ashong presented on Personal development, Reuben Griffiths Bekoe presented on Philanthrophy, Caritas Aryee who shared lessons from her philanthropic and entrepreneurial journey and Prince Akpah who shared valuable lessons from his life. It was interactive and engaging time where young people were inspired, mentored, shared valuable lessons, pieces of advice and also networked.

Here are some valuable lessons from their presentations and stories:

“Legend” Ato Ulzen-Appiah presented and mentored on Personal development.


“Legend” Caritas Aryee presented on Philanthropy. How we enjoyed her story on her charity journey. It was so inspiring, insightful and fun!

“Legend” Gabriel Obodai Torgbor-Ashong presented and mentored on personal development. He shared his journey from being a terrible performing primary student to becoming a broadcast journalist with Metro TV.

“Legend” Prince Akpah shared an extremely inspiring story on making the best out of any situation. He shared on far he has come without a bachelor’s degree.

“Legend” Reuben Griffiths Bekoe awed us with his incredibly inspiring story of how he rode across Ghana to raise funds to support children with cleft.

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Aside the low attendance due to the rain which caused a late start, it was an awesome time with the speakers. There was an icebreaker where the talented Aba Afful entertained participants with beautiful songs with her guitar. It was such a refreshing moment!

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The iSpace Foundation hosted the event at their awesome space in Labone. The Sangy Foundation generously sponsored drinks to refresh participants.

Other individuals (names withheld) helped in several ways.

Many thanks to them for sharing in the vision.

We are counting on sponsorships to make upcoming editions possible. We hope to have more sponsors on board next year for greater impacts.

To sponsor, volunteer or contribute in anyway, kindly send an email to

Stay tuned for Meeting the Legends 2018!

Mabel is a blogger, freelance writer, and a student journalist. Inside of her is a burning passion for writing. She started writing in her first year in high school where she published two stories in “The Mirror”, a Ghanaian weekly newspaper. She wrote several articles for the “Echoes of OLA” her high school yearly magazine.