An American teenager’s view of Ghana and Ashesi
March 30, 2012, 4:24 pm
Filed under: 10th Anniversary

By Rachel Warren, sophomore at Wesleyan University and three-time visitor to Ashesi University at ages 14, 17 and 19.

Ghana is by far the friendliest place I have ever visited.  The sights and smells are utterly foreign, but the place has a vibrant, welcoming bustle. Ashesi students, alumni, and faculty were so welcoming! They shared many meals with us, and a few women students invited me to join their discussion group and even took me shopping. I was also blown away by Ashesi itself.

In my own college search, I looked for a friendly, tight-knit student body, where students and faculty are passionate about ideas, and where problem solving and community building are fundamental values. No US college exemplified this better than Ashesi, where I saw students enraptured by a philosophical discussion of leadership and also giving presentations about community projects. I loved seeing the passion, the fire, and the hope in everyone’s eyes.

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Nice Rachel, Our Passion will drive us to attain heights we never knew we could get to. God Bless Ashesi

Comment by George Sylvanus Niikoi Neequaye




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