Dr. Clement Apaak
He recently accepted a lectureship at the University of Ghana, but has expressed an interest in serving mother Ghana outside the university if his many years of experience from various parts of the world will be beneficial to Ghana. Before taking the appointment at the University of Ghana, he lectured Anthropology, History, and Archaeology at Simon Fraser University and Quest University, both in British Columbia Canada, and was appointed to the Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee of the City of Vancouver.
Dr. Apaak has a vast pool of experience from a wide range of backgrounds. Yet, the one thing that stands out is that he has always devoted time to the youth; by engaging, inspiring and advocating for them. Over the years he has donated his time, knowledge and resources to help young people in Canada and recently in Ghana. His role as a dedicated advocate and believer in the power of the youth in transforming society has guided him over the years. This is why he has committed to providing the right guidance and tools to the youth as his way to help them realise their potential. He is guided by a conviction that the youth are the leaders of today and need to be empowered to take up their responsibility in Ghana and in other parts of the world. Dr. Apaak has fearlessly advocated for the youth and has taken advantage of every opportunity to inspire them, mostly through his public speeches, his deeds and by volunteering to help those in need.
Dr. Apaak founded and registered an NGO called Direct Assistance Network-Ghana, with a chapter in Canada, in 2010. It is aimed at mobilising funds and educational supplies from Canada to help provide and improve educational opportunities for students in northern Ghana. He launched Direct Assistance Network in Sandema Senior High Technical School, the secondary school he attended in Ghana. He expects to support at least 20 girls in school with $100 per year as well as provide computers and books to each of the schools the girls he will support will be drawn from.
His recent activities in Ghana and the accomplishments he has chalked in Canada all point to his abilities and skills when it comes to youth related issues, needs and activities. Dr. Apaak was the keynote speaker at an event arranged by the Bulsa Students Association in the Sandema District of the Upper East Region earlier this year, where he spoke on the importance of youth mentorship. He also volunteered to serve as a Resident Scholar of the Association of Global Citizens – Ghana (AGC), under the auspices of its Students for Peace Program. He delivered keynote addresses in six Senior High Schools in Ghana between March and June 2010 - Akosombo International, Lincoln Memorial, Ghana International, Yaa Asantiwaa, Kumasi Girl and Prepeh College - as part of the call by the United Nations General Assembly resolution urging Member States of the Organisation to develop educational programmes about Holocaust history to assist the youth to learn the lessons of the Holocaust as to prevent future acts of genocide. He focused on the topic the "Holocaust: The Role of Youth in Ending Discrimination, Prejudice and Hatred".
CR Impact Points
Click the VOTE button to give Dr. Clement 100 CrowdRise Impact Points (CIPs). Vote for the Volunteers and Fundraisers that are answering the call to service, raising money for charity, and making an impact for their causes. Come back and Vote every months. CIPs can earn you the highly coveted, highly respected CrowdRise Royalty Status.
CR Impact Points
If you're seeing the grey VOTE button, you should feel great about yourself. It means you already voted for Dr. Clement this month. Come back next month and vote again if you still love Dr. Clement. Thanks to your vote, Dr. Clement earned 100 CrowdRise Impact Points (CIPs). CIPs can earn you the highly coveted, highly respected CrowdRise Royalty Status.