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Spotlight: Elizabeth Kukua Danso of PaceWorld Foundation

Spotlight: Elizabeth Kukua Danso of PaceWorld Foundation

How did your education and previous experiences help you to become what you are today?: Giving has always been a part of me. I've watched my parents give even when they didn't have enough and that's something that has made me who I am. Selflessness when it comes to humanity is key. In terms of education, what I do urges me to go on to encourage another child. I've struggled through school and know how it feels to be belittled; hence, I fight through it to encourage any child that I come across during my projects.

Spotlight: Freda Nyame of Inspya Ghana

Spotlight: Freda Nyame of Inspya Ghana

How did you start your company/organization?: Throughout Senior High School, my Dad had my siblings and I visit our village during our holidays which was an unbearable experience for me at the time or so I thought. Whilst my friends were travelling abroad to experience new cultures and to have fun, I had to go to the village. He always told us the experiences would help us in the future but I didn't understand his reasons. Little did I know that it was building me up to experience what these individuals felt and went through everyday with the limited resources they had. I had the opportunity to teach in my village and surrounding villages and the experience was overwhelming. I realized that I was very privileged to live in the city, have access to quality education and a family that could support me.

During my Third Year in the University, I met a 14 year old who had dropped out of school and after further interaction, I learnt her guardian had passed away and her mum who had no job could not support her education. In that same year, I was given the opportunity by the then-President of AIESEC in University of Ghana, Legon - who is currently the President of AIESEC Ghana, Ms. Sandra Agyekum-Awuku, to start a new project. The 14 year old Girl I met, Vida Ahiadzo was my inspiration for starting INSPYA GHANA.