We are so pleased to bring you the 4th Annual Diaspora Drive. This event has been dubbed the networking event of the year! Bringing all young, vibrant and ambitious professionals under one roof to speak about opportunities across Ghana. This year’s theme is ‘Conversations With Diasporas Around the Globe: Beyond The Return’ will aim to ignite thought provoking conversations about relocating, investing, doing business and working in Ghana.
Ghanaian Diasporas around the world play a critical role in the development of the Ghanaian economy and as result diasporans need to be supported in initiatives they endeavour. It is with this knowledge that we bring you the Diaspora Drive; a networking event which will take place on Monday 21st December 2020 at the Kempinski Hotel from 8am till 1pm.
We will hear from Honorable Eugene Antwi, a returnee who is now a Member of Parliament and Deputy Minister for Works and Housing, Irene Asare the CEO of Carvin Clay and formerly Head of HR at Vodafone and Tullow Oil, Nii Shippi Quaynor a Real Estate guru, Nana Ama Botchway a successful Lawyer, Danny Wonders, Yasmin Botchway, Matthew Mensah, Kevoy Burton and many more special guests. This event will be hosted by Ghana’s renowned Master of ceremonies; Jerry Adjorlolo. Panels will be moderated by the award winning Actress and TV, Host Joselyn Dumas and St Andrews Alumni, Bradley Poku Amankwah.
Join us whilst we recognise and celebrate the immense contributions by Ghanaian citizens and nationals overseas and at home. Diaspora Drive 2020 promises to be insightful, interactive and full of action. Please bring along your CV’s, be ready to open bank accounts, interact with The Greens properties and Mobus properties and win some raffle goodies from Cafe Accra, Busy Gh and the ‘How to get ahead in Ghana’ book.
Holy Child alumni illuminate the path forward amidst national school power crisis
In recent times, the narrative of power challenges in Ghanaian schools has escalated, with numerous public institutions such as Mfantsipim School, Accra Academy, and Mondo Senior High Technical School among others facing abrupt electricity disconnections.
This persistent issue highlights the dire need for sustainable solutions in powering educational facilities, crucial for maintaining the quality of education.
Stepping into the spotlight with a pioneering initiative, the 1999 alumni of Holy Child School have set a remarkable precedent.
In a bid to combat these electricity woes, these visionary women have successfully funded the transition of their alma mater to 75% solar energy. This initiative not only addresses the immediate problem of power outages and financial strains on the school’s budget but also serves as a beacon of climate-positive action with the potential for carbon credit benefits.
Founded in 1946 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Holy Child School has long stood as a bastion of educational excellence and societal impact in Ghana. Its alumni include distinguished personalities such as Ghana’s Ambassador to France, Anna Bossman; Goldman Sachs Vice President, Sabina Dankwah; and University of Ghana’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Amfo, to name a few.
The Solar Project
This solar project, a gift from the 1999 alumni commemorating their 25th anniversary and coinciding with the school’s 78th speech and prize-giving day, symbolizes a profound act of giving back and forward.
In an exclusive interview with the Business and Financial Times, engineer Ing. Mrs. Sheila Enyonam Akyea, president of the year group, shared: “This project builds on the foundation laid by our predecessors. We’re thrilled to extend their initial contribution, ensuring every corner of our school benefits. It’s our way of ensuring current and future students receive the same level of empowerment and opportunity we had.”
Project’s Committee Chair Ing. Mrs. Teresa Kyei-Mensah, mentioned the substantial investment the solar installation demands, emphasizing ongoing fundraising efforts.
she said: “Once completed, the initiative promises significant savings for the school and, by extension, the Ghana Education Service, redirecting funds towards essential educational resources,” she added.
Solar power, increasingly recognized for its affordability and environmental benefits, stands as a viable solution for Ghana’s educational sector and its broader climate goals. With abundant sunshine year-round, Ghana is ideally positioned to harness solar energy, reducing the financial burden on public resources while contributing to global carbon reduction efforts.
The project was completed in January 2024 after a 1-month testing phase. The year group eagerly anticipate the handover ceremony at the 78th Speech and Prize-Giving Day of Holy Child School in Cape Coast on Saturday, 9th March 2024 marking a significant milestone in their commitment to sustainable development and quality education in Ghana.
This initiative not only lights the way for other schools grappling with similar challenges but also underscores the powerful impact of alumni engagement in shaping a brighter future for the next generation.