Meet Kenneth Gyamerah – A Changemaker from Ghana

It is with great delight that we introduce this change maker – Kenneth Gyamerah

Kenneth Gyamerah is an enthusiast on all issues concerning youth and Education. He feels fulfilled by engaging in policy related discussions and deliberations on youth empowerment and development. He is very passionate about organizing for an African Youth agenda. Kenneth wants to be the voice for the less privilege in society. This led to his involvement with a number of global youth-related organizations. He is part of the 500 young Global Youth Ambassadors advocating for education change in underserved communities around the world. He has organised youth dialogue for 3 districts and 300 young people have benefited from this program. This has increased their sense of patriotism tremendously. He has spoken on many radio stations to help champion youth activism and talk about issues affecting the youth in Ghana and how they can go beyond any limitations to becoming change makers and problem solvers. Kenneth Gyamerah is part of the Civic Society Organization leaders Coalition of Sustainable Development Goals on Quality Education in Ghana.

Recently, he was appointed as the team leader for the review of research papers on youth soft skills development in Ghana which is part of the thematic areas in the SDG Goal 4. Currently, he is the Coordinator of the Youth Alliance for Development a non profit organization committed to empowering young people to contribute to the development aspirations of Ghana. He has mobilized about 500 young people to learn civic leadership and ethics. As Anti Teenage Pregnancy Campaign Ambassador for the Youth Alliance for Development, he has been involved in many school outreach sensitizations, campaigns and empowerment programs for students in underserved communities in the Adansi South District and Obuasi Municipals. 1,500 students have benefited from the initiative.

In February 2017, together with his team, they started a community radio program dubbed “Ellimah Youth Program ” with the Youth Alliance for Development to talk about the issues like drug abuse, decriminalization, Civic responsibilities, entrepreneurship opportunities for young people and promotion of the SDGs in three districts. The one hour youth radio program gives young people the opportunity to share their ideas and help them to deepen their understanding of governance processes in Ghana and also become responsible citizens. As the Coordinating Officer of the French Ambassador Club an initiative of Nuclous Plus Company Limited, they are currently organizing regional French Reading Competition for the Senior High Schools in Ghana. The aim of this programme is to promote the Integration of the French Language in Ghanaian Schools. As part of his advocacy work on Education and Youth Activism, he has been awarded a distinction of Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society. This award is given to young African leaders in the age Cohorts of 18-29 who are contributing to community development and promoting the works of the Commonwealth in their countries.

 

Are you an African working to make a change in your community, send your impact story to africanyouthcorner@gmail.com and get featured on the AYC’s Changemakers’ Corner.

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Meet Enow A Georges – A Changemaker from Cameroon

We are pleased to introduce this amazing AYC’s Changemaker – Enow A. Georges!

enow-ayc-changeEnow A Georges is a Cameroonian Youth Development Worker and an esteemed Emerging Entrepreneur. He is a YALI fellow from the Regional Leadership Centre in Accra, Ghana cohort 4. A firebrand youth rights activist and public speaker with a deep passion for seeing young people issues brought to the front burner. He is a reproductive health, researcher, consultant and Ambassador to sexual and reproductive health issues especially Menstrual Hygiene.

With a strong desire to restore the dignity of women especially those in the rural communities he organises  reproductive health workshops, educate young girls on how to adequately manage their monthly menstrual flow, advocate at higher levels on the importance of implementing policies that favours menstruation for females. He is also a  consultant at self-consult, an online platform that connects physicians, patients and the pharmacist. In 2013 he was awarded the prize of Youngest youth Ambassador in Cameroon for the fight Against Malaria (KO PALU). In 2015, Enow was a nominee for the Future Awards Africa in Enterprise Support after supporting 500 women in rural communities on adequate menstrual management via provision of menstrual materials and educative workshops. He is also a recipient of the Princess Recognition award for my outstanding work on community service and Leadership. His vision is to see a world where Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) will have full inclusion in society and the underprivileged will access health care.

Enow is a motivational speaker and health adviser who has authored three books on leadership. His leadership teachings have been able to build up to 300 Cameroonian youths to become Social Entrepreneurs of change. He is currently an Ambassador for Harambe-Cameroon which aims at bringing out the untapped potential in Cameroonian youths. He is the community leader for the fight Against Cancer in the North West Region and Vice President for the Global youth Coalition against Cancer (GYCC).

Enow holds several post of leadership including:

  • Managing Director of Young Medical Volunteers;
  • Vice President Global Youth Coalition Against Cancer (GYCC);
  • CEO and Founder of Excellensia Accademia;
  • Programmes Coordinator at Believers Nation Incoporated;
  • Central Africa Regional Representative at African Union Students Council;
  • Reproductive Health Reseacher for Value Health Africa, Build our women and Centre for Livelihood and support to substainable development.

Enow is also an Ambassador for Harambe-Cameroon, Art of Giving and Oya Opportunities. He has represented Cameroon in the following international Conferences:

  • 3rd International Submit of Sexual and Reproductive Health Lagos, Nigeria;
  • 3rd international Submit on Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Creation;
  • Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) RLC West Africa, Accra Ghana

Apart from that Enow spends most of his weekends volunteering as a tutor in a Community Library in the NothWest Region of Cameroon.

 

Are you an African working to make a change in your community, send your impact story to africanyouthcorner@gmail.com and get featured on the AYC’s Changemakers’ Corner.