I am..

First name / Last name

Emmanuel Opare

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About me

fields of expertise

Ability to work in a cross cultural environment, ability to negotiate and pursuade, flexible and adaptatble, practical problem solving ability, result driven advocate, social and industrial research, community service, volunteerism

I´m constantly looking for

Mentorship and Financial support

My profile

I am a 26year old young man whose strong passion in ensuring that less privileged and vulnerable in the society (especially girls and children with disabilities) are equipped with the right education and information that would empower them to rise above their challenges to become great pillars for development. This has inspired me to embark on a number of projects that has and continue to touch the life of many across deprived communities in Ghana.

Volunteering with the Voluntary service overseas (VSO) on a youth volunteering programme in 2015 where he was placed in Ordjardeh, a rural community in Asamankese of the West Akim Municipality in the Eastern region of Ghana, Emmanuel together with 5 other volunteers embarked on a sustainable livelihood project which played a significant role in securing sustainable livelihood for the farmers in the community to support their children’s education.

I together with my team decided among many activities to help improve the performance of the school children and also encourage them to read by organizing reading clubs for school children in the community who had difficulties in reading and writing. The children after the 12 week programme showed great improvement in reading and construction of simple sentences. To further boost the interest of parent in their children’s education, he organized sensitization durbars which aimed at sensitizing parents in the community on their roles in supporting their children’s education. This great initiative by I together with my team resulted in improved awareness and participation of parents in their children’s education.

To provide the unemployed youth in the community with skills that would help make them financially independent, I together with other members of my team organized training in beads making and flip flop decoration for unemployed youths in the community, having 12 young men and 16 girls starting and running their own business in bead making and flip flop decoration at the end of the training session. To ensure smooth running of the businesses established by the trainees, I organized an entrepreneurship workshop to equip those who had started their businesses with the skills in record-keeping, market research, good customer relations, business planning and ethics as a personal initiative and with support from my team.

Identifying teenage pregnancy and lack of sex education as key health issues among the youth in the community, adolescent and reproductive health sessions were organized for the Upper primary and Junior high school children by Myself and my team. The session saw the education of young adults on how to achieve their dreams and the possible consequences of engaging in sexual activities with the opposite sex such as teenage pregnancy and contraction of sexually transmitted diseases.

A session on environmental sustainability and management was also organized by Me and my team of which I took the time to educate the cocoa farmers on crop protection and storage of agro-chemicals and health and safety to Improve farmers’ knowledge regarding environmental management sustainability.

After his volunteering service, through hard work, perseverance, commitment to community service and a great passion for life changing initiatives aim at building a better society embarked on a personal project to raise support for securing 725 exercise books and pencils to support children in the Amponsah community Basic school in Agona Swedru of the central region. This great initiative which saw over 400 children getting access to basic learning materials to help improve their academic performance earned him a certificate of achievement from the former British Prime Minister, Hon. David Cameron

As recognition for his commitment, passion and positive attitude towards volunteerism and his great leadership qualities, I was selected by the voluntary service overseas (VSO) to become a team leader to supervise a team of 22 volunteers from UK and Ghana in Jirapa district of the upper west region as part of an Inclusive Education project called TENI (Tackling Education Needs Inclusively), where he supervised and assisted a team of 22 volunteers to embark on activities such as sensitization durbars that educated parents on ways of securing sustainable livelihoods to support their child’s education as well as how to help fight the issue of maternal mortality in the community. These durbars and sensitization programme in all saw about 1,103 community members being equipped with information that are key in building a strong and well informed society.

I intends to work hard and find creative ways of improving retention, transition and performance of school children especially girls and Children with Disabilities (CWDs) and is currently raising support to support this project.

This year, I was named among the Top 30 Under 30 future of Ghana pioneers. An annual publication and recognition of young Ghanaians contributing in laying a foundation for a strong future of Ghana.

I also emerged the runner up for International Citizen Service Photo and Video competition in the voice category, championing an all inclusive and education for all especially girls and children with disability.