Leti Games selected as World Summit Award (WSA) 2013 Nominee

True Ananse series from Ghana receives nomination for UN-based Award in Sri Lanka

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WSA 2013 Nominee PRESS RELEASE

True Ananse series from Ghana receives nomination for UN-based Award in Sri Lanka

The Grand Jury of the World Summit Award examined almost 500 of the world’s best e-Content Websites and ICT projects from August 29 to 31. The True Ananse series by Leti Games from Ghana is one of them.

Accra/Salzburg, August 28, 2013

The Leti Games True Ananse series from Ghana has been nominated by an international jury of ICT experts to enter the next round of the 2013 World Summit Award (WSA) in e-Entertainment & Games. The Leti Games True Ananse series will compete against almost 500 outstanding e-Content products and applications from 168 countries in front of the WSA’s Grand Jury from Aug. 29 to Aug. 31 in Estonia’s capital city, Tallinn.

The True Ananse series is the first instalment in the African Legends initiative from Leti Games, based on Kweku Ananse, a folklore…

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THREE REASONS WHY THE “YOUTH ARE NOT THE LEADERS OF THE FUTURE”.

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During the Youth Workshop class at the Amani Institute, we were discussing why it is important to work with the youth. We came up with many reasons:

  • The youth are easily to influence because they easily understand issues.
  • They are the largest in terms of population ans so they are the best target to work with.
  • They are the “leaders of the future”.
  • They are energetic.
  • They are flexible.

Our tutor told us to think about the third point which states that the “Youth are the Leaders of the Future”. At the end of the discussion we disagreed with the statement. We believed that the youth are the leaders of now! I will share with you briefly the three reasons why the youth are not the leaders of the future.

  1. We are the leaders of today: How do you define a leader in the context of age? Anybody can be a leader irrespective of the age. The innovative things we see happening in the world are done by young people below the age of 30 years. The youth need to know that, they need not to waste 20 years of their time to be leaders, but they need to have a mindset to understand that as young as they are they can cause an influence in the world they find themselves in.
  2. The youth are capable to act now! The youth have the expertise to cause change now than later. The most advanced progress made in our world today are all powered by the creative minds of the youth. Age does not determine creative thinking even though it does suggest experience.
  3. “There’s no doubt about it, youth and youth culture not only represent what’s next for society but also what’s NOW. Therefore, working with youth is of utmost importance as it gives you a vantage point that keeps you aware, connected, and youthful.  Investment in the lives of youth helps to sow seeds of potential that lead to greatness.” (Jabari Smith, Amani Institute)

 

@KOFIEMERITUS VISITS THE CITDEL OF AFRICAN TECH (KENYA) – SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

I type this blog post while sitting in the Kenya Airways flight number KQ511 heading towards Nairobi, Kenya for a summer school with the Amani Institute on Social Entrepreneurship for two months, the time is 11: 52pm and this is a six hour flight. As this is my first international travel and first time to board the plane, it is very exciting and an experience I will not forget. The flight took off at about 8:50 pm, as I walked through the tunnels to the runway to board the plane things seem not to be real to me and wished someone would have slapped me to make me aware that am not dreaming. I thank God for this opportunity to Kenya, am glad I’m visiting an African country first before any other nations I will be visiting in the future during my first international travel. Before we made through the gate to board the plane, I met an Indian friend who told me how beautiful Kenya is and said the place is more beautiful and well-structured than Ghana. He told me of his views about Ghana:

  • He said that infrastructure is low in Ghana and that the government needs to spend more on infrastructure to ease traffic.
  • He also said that the capital city is choked with a lot of industries, he suggested that the industries should be spread across the major cities in Ghana to help decrease rural-urban migration.
  • He indicated that Ghanaians are very simple and easy to stay with.
  • His final comment was that, there are a lot of beggars in Ghana with cases where some beggars knock the windows to ask for money.

As the plane began to take off, I had a long chat with my lovely girlfriend whom am going to miss dearly, even when I was informed by the flight attendant to switch off my phone I was still talking to her. I really miss you sweedy (you know yourself).

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I’m on my way to Kenya to be trained by the world renowned school The Amani Institute on how to be a social entrepreneur. I will be joined by other six outstanding youth from around the world to share learn, share ideas and implement what we will learn in our country. One of my goals for participating in this training is to help set up an African Youth Growth Foundation that will be able to provide the necessary financial support to youth from Africa to have access to foreign education, conferences and workshops they cannot afford to pay. We want to help put African youth on the global front. Money should not be a limitation to fulfilling one’s dream in Africa. We want to push the youth of Africa to see and learn from the other parts of the world. The training will be done by world class leaders from institutions like Harvard, Ashoka and many more.

 

STILL IN THE AIR

Kenya the land of technology as it has become in the 21st century, I will love to see all the change making startups in Kenya and the iHub. Still in the air as I type this post, the time is now 12am, distance left to cover is 1636km, am sitting between two sleeping passengers who have helped in making my flight a wonderful one. I still can see the smile on my mum’s face as she hugged me and wished me a safe trip, thank you mum for your awesome super support. Follow my blog for posts from Nairobi, Kenya and some opportunities I will be sharing as I come across them. I’m reading a book written by my elder Mr. Charles Kofi Fekpe titled “Doing Business With God”, thank you Sir for this book.   

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APPRECIATION

I used this opportunity to thank God and everyone who has assisted me in making my first step to Global Leadership. Special thanks goes to my mum and the Barcamp Ghana crew, #morevim.