Christian Boahen Obeng
I work as a manager at an Organic and Fair Trade certified company in Ghana. I have a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Master of Philosophy in Crop Science (Agronomy) Degree from The University of Ghana.
The WYSE programme is amazing, I was very well supported and motivated throughout. WYSE provided me with an opportunity to know what I can contribute to make the world a better place.
Metasebia Tolossa Kotu
Cape Town, South Africa
Participated in the Activate Change Driver programme in 2015. With the vast experience in outdoor experiential education and environmental awareness. I started facilitation in 1998 working in the Child care work field, working with Social Workers, Child Care workers and probation officers teaching them how to use the circle of courage methodology and Individual Development Plan when working with youth at risk.
I have also facilitated Educo international programmes, also have participated in Wold Youth Service and Entrepreneur in Italy Pissa, Lucca, I have also participated in the Training for Transformation programme in Grail Centre, I also attended Youth Service Programme (YSP) that was funded by Umsobomvu Youth Funds. I am passionately working with young people because I believe that in each and every young person lies a potential. I always believe that, everything is possible in an impossible way when I am working with the youth.
I am currently working for Activate! Change Drivers programme in a Training Management Team and relief facilitator.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
I am Metasebia Tolossa an architect and urban designer by profession. I am currently working as a project manager in construction and a part time lecturer in the Addis Ababa University.
I feel passionate about WYSE because it is a training programme that empowers people. WYSE changed my perspective and my way of doing things and I believe many more young people can benefit from this programme.
I am the director of a local Charity called Spur Afrika which educates children and teens from slums so that they are able to break out of the vicious cycle of poverty and lead dignified lives. Attending Wyse supported me to rediscover myself and find balance in my life as a leader. I would like to have young people from the region to attend WYSE and learn great stuff that can be life transforming for them and their communities.
I am Safianu Moro, General Manager of Serendipalm Company Limited, an Organic and Fair Trade certified company in Ghana. I have a Master of Philosophy in Agricultural Extension Degree from The University of Ghana.
I am so passionate about WYSE because of my own experience with the Organization at the program I participated. It is unbelievable how the whole program is organized with unique teaching methods aimed at bringing out the leadership qualities in each participant, assisting participants to understand themselves well, see themselves as global citizens and take actions to contribute to making the world a better place by expressing their leadership. The Staff at WYSE are so inspirational and I think it is important for young people all over the world to have a taste of this unique leadership model.
I am a Civil Engineer by profession. I graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Master’s of Science in Civil Engineering. I currently work for a multi-disciplinary engineering consulting company in Namibia and I’m passionate about people, the environment and international development.
WYSE and the principles it teaches through its training programmes have benefited me greatly – in both a professional and personal capacity.