Meet the Team: Kumasi, Spring 2017

Welcome to our new cohort of Challenges Worldwide International Citizen Service volunteers, or more formally our new team of “Business Support Associates“.  Over the following 3 months, they will be learning professional consulting with Challenges Worldwide and using their new skillset to give support to SME’s across Kumasi, Ghana.

Let’s take a few minutes to meet team Kumasi:

Charlie Aulsebrook

Age

22

What were you doing before placement?

I just finished an Economics degree at University of Sheffield

Enterprise

Jofags Swift

Fun fact

I was Time Magazine Person of the Year 2006

 

Sarah Mintah

Age

25

What were you doing before placement?

I was coordinating the youth department of my local church

Enterprise

Jofags Swift

Fun fact

I’m a Quiet Noisemaker

Saiyara Uddin

Age

23

What were you doing before placement?

I am taking a gap year in the middle of my studies

Enterprise

Evoke

Fun fact

I’ve won many awards for Irish Dancing

 

Emmanuel (Nana) Appiah-Dadson

Age

24

What were you doing before placement?

I was working in Graphic Design whilst studying

Enterprise

Evoke

Fun fact

I once DJ’ed a Nigerian Beauty Pageant

 

Junaid O’Balogun

Age

23

What were you doing before placement?

I have just finished studying my Law degree

Enterprise

Awoye Farms

Fun fact

I was once featured on a BBC 2 documentary when I was 12

 

Mohshin Mannan

Age

19

What were you doing before placement?

I was tutoring whilst on gap year

Enterprise

Greenlife

Fun fact

I can wiggle my ears without using my hands

 

Belinda Ayamba

Age

24

What were you doing before placement?

I finished studying a week before placement

Enterprise

Greenlife

Fun fact

I’m a great dancer

 

Latifa Suleman Alhassan

Age

20

What were you doing before placement?

I am currently studying Public Relations at university

Enterprise

Awoye Farms

Fun fact

I always get in trouble and i love it!

 

Chenay Elson

Age

19

What were you doing before placement?

I was working as a retail assistant

Enterprise

Boomers International Limited

Fun fact

I was in the England Squad in Gymnastics

 

Matthew Satchwell

Age

22

What were you doing before placement?

I was travelling since graduating last June

Enterprise

Boomers International Limited

Fun fact

I will never adopt the Ghanaian way of waking up at 5am!

 

Stevie Burke

Age

28

What were you doing before placement?

I was living in New Zealand last year and travelling to parts of the South Pacific

Enterprise

Team Leader

Fun fact

I want to climb the Seven Summits

 

Desmond Bress-Biney

Age

29

What were you doing before placement?

I was running several businesses as a young entrepreneur

Enterprise

Team Leader

Fun fact

I love to cook and I go by the name “Chef Kpakpo

 

Edwin Lartey

Age

25

What were you doing before placement?

I was working as a contractor for the elecotral commission

Enterprise

Boomers International Limited

Fun fact

I am the Best Dancer on the team

 

Yvonne Boaternaa Boateng

Age

24

What were you doing before placement?

I was working with Vanguard Assurance

Enterprise

Boomers International Limited

Fun fact

I enjoy trying to understand English sarcasm

 

Samuel Nyarko Agyapong

Age

24

What were you doing before placement?

I very recently finished my M.Phil in Economics

Enterprise

Grab a cup

Fun fact

I once stayed on Mt. Kilimanjaro for 3 months

Ndina Nanthulu

Age

22

What were you doing before placement?

I was doing an internship in Business Marketing and Business Development Enterprise

Enterprise

Fertile Acres Farm

Fun fact

I have 9 1/2 Fingers

 

Hayley Al-Siaidi

Age

22

What were you doing before placement?

I had a role with a Town Planning Consultancy Firm

Enterprise

Grab-a-cup

Fun fact

I have a 5ft 3″ Teddy Bear called Gavin

 

Ebenezer Afful

Age

24

What were you doing before placement?

I finished my degree last summer and I’ve since been doing my National Service at Goldfields Damang

Enterprise

Ecocycle

Fun fact

I make my own clothes

 

Alice Chaverot

Age

22

What were you doing before placement?

I graduated from my degree and was actively looking for opportunities in development strategies

Enterprise

Ecocycle

Fun fact

I have been to a place where the sun never sets

 

Benjamin Res Esantsi

Age

25

What were you doing before placement?

I was an auditor for PWC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)

Enterprise

Fertile Acres Farms

Fun fact

I love to help others wherever I find myself

 

Laura Coton

Age

23

What were you doing before placement?

I was working at an Education Charity

Enterprise

Team Leader

Fun fact

I can play five musical Intruments

 

Joshua Amponsem

Age

25

What were you doing before placement?

I was a volunteer on the last team in Accra

Enterprise

Team Leader

Fun fact

I am an Environmental Activist

 

Vera Dodo

Age

24

What were you doing before placement?

I was helping a friend start her business

Enterprise

E- Juice

Fun fact

I like singing in the shower

 

Siba Munsanje

Age

22

What were you doing before placement?

I was finishing my studies at Nottinghamm University

Enterprise

E- Juice

Fun fact

I hate chocolate. I think it’s vile!

 

Thank you Team Kumasi, good luck with your work to support these exciting enterprises!