Hi my name is Pedel Oppong and I am from Ghana. I am an alumni of Ashesi University College located in Ghana and my bachelor's degree is in Management Information System.
After school i worked at Ashesi as a Student Services Assitant for a year before moving on to do research. The reserach project i worked on was focused on information and communication needs amongst Ghanaians.
In November 2012, I was selected as the Ghanaian representative for the inaugural class of Collabriv which is a social enterprise that focuses on enhancing global collaboration for the global generation.
Global collaboration is enhanced by bringing young adults (21-26) from different countries to intern in another country. This year interns are from 9 different countries -
interning in San Francisco, USA.
At the end of this training program I will:
- gain practical global collaboration skills
- enhance my leadership skills while gaining practical work experience
- engage with innovators and entrepreneurs at The Hub, San Francisco.
- be immersed in the American culture by living with a homestay family
- get to know the San Francisco Bay Area
With the training in its third month, I am privileged to be working with Rising Sun Energy Center a leading non-profit organization, that focuses on green workforce development and retrofit services. My role is to help with marketing and public relations and this has enabled me to apply skills i learnt from Ashesi.
I am humbly requesting that you help support my journey to become a leader in my community