Month: June 2021

Wendy Laryea Holds Menstrual Hygiene Education Forum For Basic School Students

Multiple award-winning Ghanaian journalist Wendy Atswei Laryea, in a bid to contribute to menstrual health and awareness on the issue in Ghana through her NGO Inspire to Rise organised a forum at the Adweso  SDA Basic School in the Eastern Region. As reproductive health education is largely left to the education system, it is important that …

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From Homicide Survivor to Psychology Graduate: Meet Salma Ayisha Yakubu – As Told By Emma Morrison

This is Salma Ayisha Yakubu.  I call her my niece,  my daughter.  Her mother and I have known each other since primary school days.  We are still very close and we also live in the same neighbourhood. I am proud of Salma, and she has taught me a few things.  I will get to that …

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Meet Ndubuisi Ekekwe, The Nigerian Engineer Who Co-designed The iPhone and iPad’s Sensor

After it was released in 2007, the iPhone has become one of the most used brand of smartphones across the world. Every few years, a new model is unveiled with much fanfare, pomp and pageantry. Little known is the fact that a Nigerian co-designed one of the most important features of the iPhone. Ndubuisi Ekekwe, …

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Harvard-bound Verda Tetteh Turns Down $40,000 Scholarship To Help The Needy

Verda Tetteh, a 17-year-old Ghanaian-American high school graduate is causing waves in the media after turning down a USD 40,000 scholarship, opting for it to be given to someone else who has more need for it. As class speaker for her graduating year group at Fitchburg High School, Verda, a straight A’s student applied for …

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86-year-old Grandmother Finally Graduates With a Master’s Degree From Lincoln University

In the pursuit of one’s dreams and aspirations, one has to be prepared to go all the way to the end. Consistency, persistence and single-mindedness to achieve it all no matter whatsoever happens along the way is important. One can never be too young or too old to chase the things that keep them up …

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Football Superstar Didier Drogba Receives Honorary Degree for Peace and Charity Work

World-famous Ivorian footballer Didier Drogba has received an honorary degree from a university in his home country of Ivory Coast for his peace & charity work and his contribution to football in the country. In 2005, after the Ivory Coast qualified for the 2006 World Cup, Drogba invited the media into the team’s changing room …

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Top Ghanaian Influencers and Content Creators on Clubhouse to follow.

Launched in March 2020, Clubhouse – a space for casual, drop-in audio conversations with friends, family and other interesting people across the globe has successfully made waves in the social media space. As rapid adopters of technology, it is not surprising that this application has gained grounds within the African continent. Just like most African …

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Meet Ivana Barley: Graduating Cum Laude In Mechanical Engineering From Ashesi University

Young Ghanaian woman Ivana Barley has graduated Cum Laude from Ashesi University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Engineering has been a male-dominated industry for many years but women today are working to break into the world of engineering, to make their marks. With access to quality education and relevant internship opportunities, …

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Bachelor’s from Oxford, Master’s From Harvard at 23: Meet Varaidzo Kativhu

Varaidzo Kativhu, a young Zimbabwean woman has graduated from Harvard with a Master’s degree at the age of 23. After getting her Bachelor’s degree in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History from Oxford University in 2020, Varaidzo got admitted into the Master of International Education Policy programme at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. To celebrate …

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GMB’s Naa Dedei Secures Scholarships For 20 Young Women at The Regional Maritime University

The reigning Queen of the Ghana’s Most Beautiful pageant, Clarissa Naa Dedei Botchwey, has secured a scholarship partnership agreement with the Regional Maritime University to train 20 young women to take up various roles in the maritime industry as part of her contributions towards inclusive education. The Scholarship which covers exactly 9 weeks of vocational …

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