In this annual review article, we will highlight an insightful journey of the accomplishments and endeavors of TheAfricanDream over the past year.
As a trademarked consultancy and media firm, we have worked tirelessly to promote a positive image of Africa and Africans in the US, entities that are interested in Africa, the African Diaspora, and among/with non-Africans.
Our multi-award-winning Ghanaian-American and Pan-Africanist organization was formed in the Washington DC metro area of the United States (U.S.) and founded in 2015. Since then it has contributed greatly to enhancing development and cooperation between the African Diaspora and Africa from its base in the US and with its collaborators across the globe.
This review will cover our firm’s recognitions, notable client engagements, interviews with important personalities, government agencies and diverse institutions.
TheAfricanDream received an award in the last quarter of 2023 at the 3rd annual gala hosted by the Ghanaian Professionals Network (GhPN) in Dallas, Texas in the United States (US), a remarkable event celebrating Ghanaian excellence and achievements. Awardees received Adinkra themed awards.
Representing the TheAfricanDream, the founder Oral Ofori received the ‘Woforo Dua Pa Award’ in November 2023 for the firm’s efforts in promoting the African story worldwide. Other awardees included Reverend Martin Osae, who received the ‘Aya Award’ for his community leadership and advocacy for youth in North Texas; and Mr. Kofi Anku who was awarded the ‘Kyinkyim Award’ for his dynamism and proactive initiatives, particularly in the real estate arena in Ghana.
Oral Ofori (with mic) of TheAfricanDream.net giving his acceptance speech after winning an award for his work in telling/spreading the story of Africa at the Ghanaian Professionals Network annual awards/gala event at Dallas, Texas in the United States on November 4, 2023 / ©️GhPN
Also in 2023, TheAfricanDream amongst other awardees, was announced the Best Diaspora Blog 2022 by Afrobloggers. The awards celebrate creativity, dedication and responsible use of online spaces with the aim of inspiring more people to deliberately share their stories.
At a historic gathering in 2023, the Commonwealth of Virginia (VA) recognized the Ghanaian community in Virginia in the United States for the impact made by the Ghanaian community as its contribution to the Commonwealth fraternity.
A group picture at The Virginia Capitol, House of Delegates Chamber / © West African Times
15 persons were invited – which TheAfricanDream was part of, by Virginia’s Capitol House of Delegates Chamber in Richmond, VA to recieve the House Resolution No. 337 citation honoring Ghanaian Americans that was agreed to and signed on February 17, 2023 by the house. It was decided there that the Ghanaian community in Virginia is endowed with natural and human resources requisite for global development.
TheAfricanDream was also part of a delegation that signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in June 2023 in Tema, Ghana between the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) and Loudoun County in Virginia, United States of America, to begin what was referred to as a sister city relationship.
Phyllis Randall, Chair-At-Large of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, and Yohane Amarh Ashitey, Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) both signed the agreement as representatives of their County and City respectively.
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