We are very happy to report that one of the graduates of our 2014 residential programme, a young woman named Sanuratu, has successfully applied for a scholarship at Ghana’s prestigious Ashesi University. Sanuratu’s experience with SoA Leadership had a profound affect on her and on her social outlook. Having engaged with the masterclasses and community service programmes that SoA Leadership has established, Sanuratu has committed herself to the goal of empowering and uplifting her local community including helping junior school students to improve their numeracy and literacy as well as helping illiterate adults learn how to read and spell their names.
“SoA has done a lot for me. In 2014 I went to a Residential Programme where I learnt about the qualities of a good leader and how to become one. I went back to my school and put into practice all that I learnt.” Explained Sanuratu. “With SoA I also got the chance to apply for the KNUST scholarship through Bridge to Rwanda.” Bridge2Rwanda is a scholars programme dedicated to building a fellowship of globally educated entrepreneurs in Africa. Their education network is designed to develop international students of academic excellence who can compete on the international stage. These students can then establish professional networks that can create investment in African nations and a professional workforce capable of accelerating economic growth across the African continent.
There is obvious synergy between B2R and the aims and objectives of SoA Leadership and as such they have been an extraordinary ally in helping SoA graduates like Sanuratu to capitalise on the leadership skills and the opportunities for collaborative projects that being an SoA programme participant has presented. With B2R’s help, Sanuratu’s application was successful and she will start her term at Ashesi University this September. All of us at SoA Leadership are certainly very proud of her and cannot wait to see everything that she will accomplish.