See Africa through the eyes of Ashesi

See Africa through the eyes of Ashesi
Participate in student workshops, visit graduates in their workplaces, and discuss issues with Ashesi leadership.
Join our 7th Annual Trip to Ghana 2015

Ashesi University Founder and President

Patrick Awuah Interviews
SSIR, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, asks Ashesi’s founder and president, “What were the hardest challenges Ashesi had to overcome?”


Defying the odds: meet MasterCard Scholar, Barikisu Muntari-Sumara ’15

“As a student at Ashesi, I had far more opportunities than many women my age will ever receive. Here, I met people who would take time to listen to my fears, plans and difficulties. I am keenly aware that many others need this kind of safety to thrive and expand their ambitions, and I want to pass that forward.” – Barikisu

For MasterCard Scholar, Liberia’s future remains bright

Kpetermeni Siakor ’15, a recent Ashesi graduate, reflects on his time at Ashesi and looks ahead to his new role as Director of Innovation at iLab Liberia. “Ashesi has been a rewarding experience,” he explains. “I came from Liberia with expectations, after having read about Ashesi’s mission. It was a lot of what I had expected. My classmates and friends are among some of Africa’s most airborne young people, and getting to sit down and engage with some of these people has had an amazing impact on…

“The secret of life is to have no fear,” Kofi Ampim tells graduates

In his keynote address, Kofi Ampim, Chairman of the Board of Societe General Bank Ghana Ltd., encouraged graduates to embrace risk, leverage their entrepreneurial skills, and realize that citizens, not the government, ultimately determine a country’s growth. One’s success, he noted, starts with the decision to dream. “Every great dream starts with the dreamer, therefore develop the courage to dream big, to believe in you, to dare to do, to envision, to fight to work hard, and most importantly to achieve.”

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