Four Outstanding YAF Ghana Scholars Win the 2024 Davis Project for Peace Award

We are incredibly proud to announce that four of our exceptional YAF Ghana Scholars have been honored with the prestigious 2024 Davis Project for Peace Award. This coveted grant awards $10,000 to undergraduate student leaders whose proposals demonstrate innovative, community-centered, and scalable approaches to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. The competition for this award is fierce among U.S. colleges, making it a significant achievement for our scholars.

Introducing Our Award-Winning Yafalians and Their Impactful Projects:

Christabel Akorwuah (YAFG ’21) – Pomona College

Project: Hygieiera
Christabel’s project, “Hygieiera,” focuses on fostering inner peace by alleviating mental health support barriers in Ghana. By addressing crucial gaps in mental health care accessibility and raising awareness, she aims to enhance the well-being and resilience of communities across Ghana.

Stephen Sekyere (YAFG ’23) – Occidental College

Project: Seeds of Equity
Stephen’s “Seeds of Equity” project empowers young girls in Ablekuma by providing them with access to technology and promoting STEM education. His initiative equips them with essential tools to thrive in our increasingly digital world, fostering gender equity in tech-related fields.

Junior Mensah Bonsu (YAFG ’23) – Cornell University

Project: Afropreneur
Junior’s initiative, “Afropreneur,” is designed to inspire and equip high school students and graduates in Ghana with entrepreneurial skills. These skills are essential for driving economic development and fostering self-sufficiency among the youth.

Fabian Mintah (YAFG ’23) – Reed College

Project: FABI-TECH: Empowering Minds
Fabian’s project, “FABI-TECH: Empowering Minds,” aims to foster computer literacy among school children in rural Ghana. By bridging the digital divide, he is opening new avenues for learning and innovation, preparing the next generation for a tech-driven future.

Our Heartfelt Congratulations

These projects exemplify the creativity, dedication, and commitment of our scholars to effecting meaningful change in their communities. We are immensely proud of Christabel, Stephen, Junior, and Fabian for their hard work and passion for making a difference. Their achievements highlight the impact of YAF Ghana in nurturing future leaders and creative problem solvers.

Go Yafalians! Keep shining and shaping a more peaceful and prosperous world.

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