My name is Kofi Yeboah, a final year student from the University of Cape Coast, studying Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Sociology) and an intern at the West African Trade Hub, Accra Ghana. I have been selected to be part of the Preparing Global Leaders Academy in Amman, Jordan, from April 4-11, 2013. Preparing Global Leaders Academy (PGLA) is a premiere international educational program for the best students and young professionals in the world. Our specific strategy is to help participants maximize their potential and develop leadership and communication skills. The program seeks to prepare aspiring global scholar-leaders with the tools that are necessary for effective leadership in an increasingly complex world. I was chosen among a pool of over 300 outstanding applicants to join fellow young leaders from the Middle East, Europe, Africa, South East Asia and the United States. I will be trained in the following areas:
- How to be a leader
- How to be charismatic
- Overview of US foreign policy: key- institutions and concepts
- Introduction to diplomatic protocol
- Women Leadership
- International Relations
- Diplomatic Reporting
- Conflict Resolution
- The art of persuasion
I will be taught by world-class professors, politicians, diplomats, and other distinguished speakers. I will also participate in a number of simulations including parliamentary, speech-making, diplomatic and business competitions.
The cost of tuition for this programme is $700, but I was awarded a scholarship of $300 which excludes my ticket fare. I will need about $1200 to be able to attend this event in Jordan. I therefore humble request for your support to assist me attend this training. I believe that participating in this leadership training, I will become a positive influence to my younger generation.