Ghana is one of the countries that believe in her youth. They actively support the quote that says,
“youths are the leaders of tomorrow.”
As a result, the GYD annually celebrates her youth in an eventful ceremony tagged “Ghana Youth Day.”
Some of the topics discussed this year, is in response to the outburst of knife and gun crimes amongst the youth, stemming from the sad loss of lives and the tearing apart of families and communities.
Role models and key influencers were on board to engage the youth through mentoring sessions, careers advice and workshops.
The 2019 edition of the rehabilitating event took place in London at the popular Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Road on 7th of September 2019.
It ushered in an exciting seminar, titled “Our Youth, Our Society, Our Future,” to further enlighten African youths on the right step towards building an outstanding future.
In addition to the above, the day was also graced with entertaining cultural displays with some artists performing live.
Ghana Youth Day, sets a standard on what every youth must do to inherit the right legacies being set by their ancestors.
In other words, choosing what is right over wrong. Not bowing to negative peer pressure..
All needed now is the support of the Black Minority Ethnic (BME) communities as a whole to guarantee the efficient impact of this event.
In no particular order: The speakers for the GYD includes: Eddie Kadi – Entertainer & Presenter
Priscilla Baffour – Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Financial Times,
Shaun Bailey, Conservative Candidate for Mayor of London
Pastor Ernest Owusu – Motivational Speaker & Pilot
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Afua Adom – Media Personality.
Yvonne Abba-Opoku Acis – Director of Heartfelt Philanthropy Network
Laurelle Brown – Youth violence and sexual exploitation trainer and consultant
Reggie Nelson -Financial Services (Knocked on Doors to Land His Dream Job)
CEO/Director of Uncle John’s Bakery Samuel Mensah
Louise Broni-Mensah, CEO of Shoobs.com
Pastor David Ajaye – CEO of Coded 57
Larry & Harry – Singing and Dancing Duo
Mists Silva – Musician
Many have been inspired by GYD, through the cultural and moral values it showcases, here is still more to be done.
Today, the Ghana Youth Day event is one of the events committed to reforming African youths at home and in diaspora.
Therefore, we need more events such as GYD.
In Conclusion, Society can be safe for everyone if the youths are taking away from the street and taught in the right way as against the use of violence and other criminal involvements that could ruin their future.
We hope the youths will keep attending such inspiration events!
The event is supported by the Ghana High Commission UK and proudly sponsored by Tullow Oil Plc
Credit: Miss Ghana UK/Ghana Youth Day