The annual community event is always a great way to build and rekindle the Ashesi spirit amongst students, faculty and staff. This year’s, the second of its kind, was no exception. Students, members of staff and faculty came together to dialogue in a no-pressure environment. There was a lot to eat, drink and discover.
“I look forward to these events because they create a relaxed atmosphere for interaction amongst students, faculty, staff and alumni who may be present. It’s nice to sit at a table with my favorite member of staff and talk over bottles of coke! ”Adwoa Tutu’10.
The event featured presentations of student projects including extra-curricular endeavors and thesis projects. Kwei Quaye-Foli, class of 2009, gave a presentation on his thesis project, a web application that finds the best rout between two locations. Moses Teye-Mensah shared with the community his findings on the potential economic perils facing Ghana if revenues from Ghana's recent oil discovery are not managed properly.
Daniel Aduodeh ’10 gave a touching account of his community service experience. Daniel volunteered at an orphanage, the Osu Children’s Home. According to Daniel, in the beginning, it was just another community service project to be completed. “After weeks at the orphanage, I found that I looked forward to helping these children with their homework and reading skills. It was heart-warming to know that there was a six year old hoping I’d show up at 4:00pm every other day.”
The event all featured festive musical interludes as the Ashesi Community Choir entertained the crowd with renditions of traditional and contemporary songs.
Dr. Awuah capped the night with the "State of the University Address" and discussed the upcoming construction of a new campus for Ashesi University in Berekuso, a village just outside Accra. “We’ve been talking about Berekuso since my first year and I’m excited to see definite plans! I can't wait to watch it happen.” Godson Quaye’09.
Romeo Owusu-Anning received the “Good Ashesi Citizen Award” and the student club, Kingdom Christian Fellowship (KCF) won the “Best Club” award. Both Romeo and the leadership of KCF won cash prizes for their commitment to enhancing the student experience of Ashesi. At Ashesi, we realize that by celebrating each other, we build the spirit of creativity and togetherness.