Angela Azimah Seidu is a National Service Personnel at the Catholic Relief Services. She completed her Bachelors Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences at the University for Development Studies. As a Family and Consumer Science student, she was trained to perform in diverse fields such as food and nutrition, clothing and textiles, child care, home furnishing and management, community development as well as tourism and hospitality management.
She contested in the UNESCO international essay contest, 2015 by the Goi Peace Foundation on the theme “Building Peace in our Hearts and Mind”. She is the Northern Regional Representative for the Young African Leaders network, Ghana.
She has a strong spirit of volunteerism, is a volunteer for Make a Change Foundation as project development assistant (where she together with colleagues, develop proposals, solicit funds for the organization as well as visit communities to give health and nutrition talks, donate clothes and learning materials). She also works with Gold Empire Foundation as the representative for Northern Region where she empowers, motivates and protects the youth against social issues. With Springboard Roadshow Foundation 2016, she was responsible for getting certificates for participants.
She was a facilitator for the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at CAMFED Ghana leadership camp in 2015, a Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship Peer Educator for some selected junior high schools in 2013, and has done internships at Safui Memorial Lodge, Bigiza Court Hotel, Luxury Catering Services, School for Life and Catholic Relief Services.
She is also the Programs Coordinator for the African Youth Writers Organization’s Funky Read Write Clinic where her colleagues and her, select, mentor as well as provide tutoring support in reading and writing and using innovative games and other fun activities to improve the cognitive abilities of young girls and boys from low-income community schools. She believes that mentoring is the best tool to boost the confidence of children in order to help them move towards a positive future, making them prolific writers and avid readers.
Her role as the program coordinator brought a new “face” to the organization, she succeeded in getting a very colourful and lively venue for learning especially for kids as compared to the old venue (which was a library and always come with restrictions on some activities), making the kids write very interesting stories about societal issues which is being edited to be posted on the organization’s blog. It did not stop there, her “children’s” graduation was one of its kind in AYWO’s history where she worked diligently to get funds to have a great ceremony for the children as well as their parents and/or guardians who were invited.
Furthermore, she is still pushing harder for the children to form reading clubs in their schools so that the impact spreads to those who did not get the opportunity to join the reading clinic due to insufficient resources and for the graduates to continue practicing what they learnt.
Finally, she dreams of founding an organization which will be geared towards curbing or reducing malnutrition in the Northern part of Ghana, using locally available foods.
Seidu Angela Azimah lives in Tamale, Ghana and you can reach her at email@example.com or +233241574501. For a young lady doing so much, she is a true role model.