Edusei Foundation Positivity Reaches the Youth of New York

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Their youth workshop train has finally reached the big apple and the New York youth responded resoundingly to the Edusei Foundation’s message of positivity. The youth came in their numbers to the workshop organized at the Dreiser Community Center in co-op city the suburb of Bronx on Saturday August 2nd 2014.

Dr. Kwame Bawuah-Edusei in New York for Youth Workshop

Edusei Foundation's New York Workshop

The youth constitute the bulk of the population in Africa and for that matter Ghana. As such it is expected that these initiatives would serve as the opportunity for the youth to recognize their self worth and be psyched up to serve as future leaders.

The New York event is the 5th in the series of youth workshops organized by the Edusei Foundation. About 150 youth from various communities in the New York Boroughs converged at the Dreiser Community Center in the Bronx to participate in the youth forum. The forum was geared at empowering them in the areas of academic excellence, life skills, choices in college, career counseling, resume workshop and also have access to professionals who offered one on one and group counseling.

Both the Edusei Foundation and Dr. Kwame Bawuah-Edusei recognize the youth as an important human resource with the potential to contribute significantly to national development, and therefore must be coached and equipped to make good choices at the bedrock of their career development.

Dr. Kwame Bawuah Edusei, the founder of the foundation impressed upon the youth not to relent in their efforts to make resolute decisions on their career choices and to have a positive mental attitude to believe in their capacity to excel. Dr. Edusei also implored the youth to abstain from pre-marital sex, eat right, and most importantly stay away from social vices that would be a nuisance in their lives.

Professionals in the fields of accounting, health, business, and information technology addressed the youth and answered questions relating to their perceived career choices.

Mr. Kevin Boakye, a Harvard University MBA graduate educated the youth on managing their resources, budgeting their expenses and the need to main their credit. Afterwards, Ms. Stephanie Siaw a New York based attorney and General Counsel for the New York department of probation took the youth through the requisites of enrolling in law school and the opportunities that abound in the field of law.

Mrs. Evangeline Bawuah-Edusei, co-founder of the foundation expressed her profound appreciation to the parents, facilitators of the workshop and the youth for availing themselves to be part of the event.

Nana K. Amakye, a Ghanaian community leader whose son attended the workshop, hailed the foundation for giving his son the opportunity to connect with a mentor. She also made a passionate appeal to stake holders in the community to support the foundation to bring such resources frequently to the community.

Dr. Valentine Bloomfield, an african american college professor, said he heard the announcement on a radio station and decided to attended. He later told news media, “The youth constitute the bulk of the population in Africa and for that matter Ghana as such it is expected that these initiatives would serve as the opportunity for the youth to recognize their self worth and be psyched up to serve as the future leaders. The new millennium provides the youth the opportunity for them to be involved in national development since they are potential leaders of any Nation.”

Further information about the Edusei Foundation can be found on the Edusei Foundation's Website and on Facebook and Twitter. The passion and immense commitment to youth development will continue to be the hallmark of the Edusei Foundation.

The mission of the Edusei Foundation is to facilitate youth development in the United States, Ghana, and the Diaspora in a positive manner to improve their knowledge, behavior, and health. Moreover, they collaborate with other non-governmental organizations to empower women and children. The Eduesi Foundation often hosts youth workshops in order to further educate the world's youth.

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