• University of Ghana

    Ghana | In action since 2011

  • 55Students involved

  • 5Past WC appearances

Project Highlight:

Hope For The Future (H4TF)

When students in Ghana learned of the near overwhelming challenges of psychiatric patients upon their discharge from the hospital, they saw an opportunity to empower them. They connected with staff at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital and learned that many patients return to the hospital after discharge because they don’t have the skills or support to provide for themselves. The team also learned that although the hospital had an Occupational Therapy Unit, which could help patients with training and job skills, space wasn’t adequate and resources weren’t efficient. After building a series of partnership to secure volunteers and funding, the team launched a bead stringing training program with hospital staff: patients could learn to make in-demand beaded jewelry while taking part in a therapeutic activity. The team also invested in the hospital itself to renovate the therapy unit. To date, 13 jobs have been created, directly impacting more than 100 people.

Team Profile:

Proudest moment of the past year:
Winning the Osei-Kusi Foundation's Community Service award

Biggest challenge from the past year:
Securing funding for our projects

How they're preparing for the WC:
Working on our presentation and trying to contain our excitement

They're most excited about:
The chance to meet other amazing teams and share with the world the impact our projects had

Team described in one word:
Fighters

Get to Know Us:

Abigail first heard about Enactus during her freshman year when she saw a recruitment presentation made by the team. She immediately recognized Enactus as a platform to gain practical experience while complementing her classroom learning, similar to an internship, so she signed up. Three years later, this Accounting major serves as the team’s Financial Controller and says the biggest success she has achieved through her Enactus experience is better interpersonal skills. As she looks ahead to the World Cup in Toronto, she hopes to have the chance to interact with and learn from people from around the world.

More about Abigail:

  • Book she’s currently reading: None at the moment
  • Her personal theme song: Hero by Mariah Carey
  • One person who inspires her: Alex Akpabli
  • Enactus in one word: Family
  • Single best Enactus moment: The 2014 Enactus Ghana National Competition
  • In five years, she will be…a lady that has a great and positive impact on anyone I meet

Connect with Abigail:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/enyonam.dzormeku

Two years after starting his Enactus involvement, this Accounting major serves as the team’s President, responsible for keeping the group focused and moving forward on their goals while ensuring they celebrate their successes along the way. He originally heard about the organization from his older brother, and since getting involved during his second year, he credits the experience for sharpening his leadership skills and helping him understand the corporate world. At the World Cup, he is excited to share their story with the world, while experiencing the incredible stories of his peers from other countries, cultures and backgrounds.

More about William:

  • Book he’s currently reading: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
  • His personal theme song: Theme song from Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
  • One person who inspires him: Bill Ackman
  • Enactus in one word: Home
  • Single best Enactus moment: Winning the National Competition with my team
  • In five years, he will be…an entrepreneur and investor who builds great businesses that help Ghana and the world

Connect with William:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/william.b.dennis
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/william-dennis-8aa29226?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile_pic
Twitter: www.twitter.com/denofwill
Instagram: www.instagram.com/denofwill

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