This past Saturday, the 20th of October 2012,TopAfric's 2nd Anual African Youth Education Award took place at the Albert-Schäfer-Saal building in Hamburg Germany.
The aim of the event was to encourage the educational and professional achievements of young African youths in Germany. The event educates and informs students of African origin on the importance and significance of education for their social and professional integration in Germany.
In a nutshell the project motivates African kids in Germany to study and brings them into contact with role models in the society.
Opening ceremony was done by Dr. Jens Peter Breitengroß, Honorary consulate of Kenya & vice president of Chambers of Commerce Hamburg in Hamburg and Dr. de Lorent Ministry of Education Hamburg. Speeches were made by Jürgen Klimke, (CDU) Member of Parliament Berlin, Dr. Benjamin Armah, Entrepreneur from Ghana, Elombo Bolayela (SPD) member of parliament from Berlin, Lawyer Iyare Allen Imasi, Dr. Ramani Enusa, Maxim and Samuel Marfo of Topafric Radio. Tash graced the occassion with her soulful song and youths from the Kingdom United music group aslo sang.
The event was sponsored and assisted by Ghana Embassy Berlin, Nordkirche Weltweit, Dr. Armah Biomedicals GmbH, UMT (Universal Money Transfer), ASA ROYAL Hotels, Balimaya Ton Hamburg, Ghana Consulate Hamburg, His Kingdom United & Imasi Chambers of Kiel, “Der PARITÄTISCHE Hamburg”, Presbyterian Church of Ghana (Hamburg), SDA Church Hamburg, Pastor & Mr. & Mrs. Aduboahene. IPCC Church of Hamburg.
The following dignities were present to grace the occasion, (Deputy Ambassador of Ghana), Mr George De Souza and wife Mercy De Souza. (Deputy Ambassador of Namibia) Mr. Sitwala Mapenzi, Mrs. Connie R. Nuwagaba (Uganda Embassy), Huy-Tam Van Member of Parliament (CDU) Stephan Bührich (Honorary consulate of Ghana) Bettina Rhensius-Krohn (Honorary consulate of Mali) Med Dr. Kingsley Dokyi, Med Dr. Victoria Manu, Mr Thomas Albrecht & Lawyer Irene Appiah (Behörde für Schule & Bildung), Dipl.-Ing. Architektin Silkata Sahin-Adu.
Dr. Aisha, Timtim, president of Niger Community in Hamburg. Sylvaina Gerlich and Kenneth Gbandi members of the Hamburg Integration Council, Nana Okrah-Gyamfi Kumaning I of Bechem Ghana, Chief Awolola Tala and Chief Obasi all from Bremen,Nana Oppong Agyare, Nana Eva, Dietrich Gerstner, Claudia Hug, Anane Kaakyire and Mary Oduro from Ghana Union Hamburg, Mr. Jude Ogunnaya, President NCG e.V. Hamburg, Mrs. Linda Asamoah, Pastor Bonah Sriboe of Bethel Ministry International, Revd. Darlynton C. Jacobs, Chapel of Believers Hamburg, Revd. Dr Robert Asomadwe of CAC Hamburg, Mr Kingsly Mordi (African Heritage), Mr Kingsley Tarbot, of AfricaNetworking, Dj Ralf & Tahirih Atem Ebako from Bremen, Obapaa of Obapaa Radio. Mr Emmanuel Okpoti (GaDanmge Union Hamburg). Mens Club of Hamburg, Balimaya Ton Hamburg & the Ivorian lady Group.
Name: Marina Linet
University: HAW Hamburg, Health Sceience
Name: Owuor Mary
University: University of Applied Science Stuttgart, Business Administration
Name: Olalekan Ale
University: University of Bremen, Chemistry
Name: Eunice Nobis
University: University Stuttgart, Social Science
Name: Joe-Williams Frimpong
University: Goethe University Frankfurt, Law Student
Name: Abdoul Ba
University: Christian Albrecht University, Kiel, Industrial Engineeer
Name: Sandra Akomeah
University: University of Wuppertal, Civil Engineer
Name: Amadou Sanou
University: Liebniz University Hannover, Social Sceince
Land: Burkina Faso
Name: Grace-Deborah Boakye
University: School of Applied Science OstFalia, Industrial Enginnering
Name: Nadia Akondo
University: University of Hamburg, Law
Ghana’s Ambassador to Germany H.E. Mr. Paul King Aryene, Dr. Benjamin Armah, (Director of Dr. Armah Biomedicals), Gerald Asamoah (Football Star and Otto Addo ( Football Trainer)
Organizers of the event were:
Mr. Desmond John Beddy (IT Specialist)
Mr. Iyare Allan Imasi (Lawyer)
Mrs. Fofana Ba Hawa (Systems Engineer)
Mr. Assignon Akakpo (Corporate Jurist)