The Grand Ballroom of the Boston Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts was filled with much excitement and pride on February 17,
2019 as 11 Ghanaian students received awards for winning the Resolution Project pitch contest as part of this year’s Harvard National Model United Nations (HNMUN) Conference in the United States of America .
A statement issued by Life-Link Friendship Schools, Ghana explains that, the Harvard Resolution Project Social Venture Challenge (SVC), which is one of the eight global Resolution Project events, is a peripheral event which is
The Resolution SVC affords students the opportunity to generate ‘outstanding venture ideas’ to address social and humanitarian challenges in their local communities.
Winners are selected as recipients of a venture grant of US$ 2000 per group (starting or existing) project and a prestigious individual “Resolution Fellowship”: “a strong and growing community of young leaders” from all over the world, whose core aim is to help the fellows succeed in their ventures and beyond.
The eleven students, who participated in the contest, constituted themselves into five different social ventures, from a pool of four different universities.
They were Hunvillah Asamoah (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology - KNUST) and Horace Claud Allan Odoi (University of Ghana) who worked on “Burden To Save,” a project to provide toilet facilities for the people of
The third team comprised Prince Annan and Akosua
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The others were “School of Thoughts” team made up of Abraham
Their project seeks to bridge the educational gap between rural and urban areas, particularly in the North of Ghana by training young individuals in rural areas to identify their potential while the potentials to change society.
The last group was called “SPES
According to their pitching document, the project seeks to transform the newborn healthcare experience by providing safe, effective and affordable phototherapy eye protectors.
The statement names Venezuela, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Liberia and USA as the other countries whose students participated in the contest.
Co-founder of the award scheme and Head of the Jury, Howard .A. Levine commended the winners for their exemplary leadership and urged students to be problem solvers.
“We need your leadership, your ideas and your unquenchable desire for change. So when you see an issue, when you see a problem in your community, get to
The Executive Director of Life-Link
According to him, it was the fifth time a Ghanaian student delegation from Life-Link Ghana participated in the contest and won with the total of
Life-Link runs annual Model United Nations Conferences for students at all educational levels.
For 20 years, the
The delegation has since returned home and is expected to commence implementation of their projects in earnest.