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Spotlight: Derby Prakah-Asante of Sheek Africa Group & Mercy Gives

Spotlight: Derby Prakah-Asante of Sheek Africa Group & Mercy Gives

How did your education and previous experiences help you to become what you are today?: I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Theatre Arts from the University of Ghana, but after graduating in 2012, I worked as Administrator and Projects Officer at African Bagg Group; African Bagg Recruitment, and Bayes Foundation. With this work experience in consulting, I also enrolled in thePublic Relations, Advertising and Marketing Professional training programme at the Ghana Institute of Journalism in 2013, to solidify my profession as a Development and Management Consultant

Spotlight: Sammy Kyereme, Author & Motivational Speaker

Spotlight: Sammy Kyereme, Author & Motivational Speaker

How did you get started in your field?: The desire to connect with people to spread positive messages is rooted in my Christian faith. I feel that I have an obligation to be a light in every space that I'm in. I chose social media and a book in particular because I realize that there is a lot of information and very little inspiration out there.

Releasing my first book based on the general messages I had created for my following has opened many doors. I was born four months premature but by grace and the willpower to overcome a supposed mountain, I've come out wiser, stronger and willing to help others see there is a better way.

Spotlight: Forster Agbobadah of Change Leads

Spotlight: Forster Agbobadah of Change Leads

How did your education and previous experiences help you to become what you are today?: My educational background is entirely different from what I am doing right now even though I strongly believe it has shaped my way of thinking and doing things.

I am an experienced Automotive Engineer and with that, people would probably expect me to work in the big automotive industries and service centers in Ghana but here, I am making an impact in an entirely different field and I love what I am doing because it aligns with my passion more than engineering despite the fact that I will be starting a business in that field very soon. [You should] volunteer to learn from any field possible - you never know when you would need those skills.

Being a Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Fellow, I have learnt extensively about social enterprise and I am well equipped to take my work to the next level. I have also learnt a lot online free of charge so yes education is very important in every aspect of our life on earth so let's endeavor to keep learning. I have attended numerous seminars, workshops and conferences related to what I am doing so extensively, education has helped me in what I am today.