“Curious Minds has groomed and built my capacity to be a better advocate on a wide range of policy, population and development issues. With the research, communication and writing skills gained, I have been able to put my thoughts in writing or blogging.”
I have more experience in public speaking, presentation, broadcast journalism, volunteerism and networking. My remarkable moments with Curious Minds has been our community outreaches in the nooks and crannies of the Central Region as well as when we coordinated the 2012 Central Regional Youth Colloquium ahead of the 2012 Parliamentary and Presidential elections.
Since I joined Curious Minds, apart from the learning, I’ve been exposed to so many opportunities. So I’ve had the chance to attend many important events and I’ve learnt a lot. For example, I served on the National Organizing Committee of the 7th African Conference on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights that took place in February 2016. As an adolescent on such a committee, I think it’s a big plus for me. I wouldn’t have been able to do all of these if I hadn’t joined Curious Minds.
“Since I joined Curious Minds, my voice has been heard, I’ve been part of change makers and I’ve participated in policy making forums. My capacity has been built significantly”
I have built myself confidence as an individual since I joined Curious Minds. Public speaking has also been one of the things I’ve been able to learn. I also built my skills and capacity in terms of journalism because joining Curious Minds influenced my decision to study journalism at the university.
Curious Minds has really done a lot in my life. It has equipped me as an adolescent - the confidence, how to speak in public, knowing my rights, how to advocate and all that. Curious Minds has really helped me in so many ways.
The first day I joined Curious Minds was when I met a group of young people who were in the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation radio studio preparing for a Curious Minds programme. I was lost when I got there. These were young people just like my age at the time talking confidently and criticising the government of Ghana openly. One of the major motivations was seeing how these young people were changing the world through advocacy. I had always wanted to change the world but I believe Curious Minds offered me that great platform.
Theodora Princella Ofori Ansah
I'm Theodora Princella Ofori Ansah, a member of Curious Minds Ghana belonging to the Cape Coast chapter in Central region. I joined curious Minds about ten years ago when some of the members of curious Minds Ghana, Accra chapter came to my school to talk about the organization and what they stand for. As young as I was in primary school, I saw it as a pleasure and great opportunity to talk on radio and discuss issues that affect children and young people. Through advocacy, community outreaches and media sensitization, I have greatly overcome one of my greatest weakness (shyness). I've become eloquent, confident, curious and smart (analyzing issues). The fun times, serious times, busy times are all memories I'll never forget. I'm very proud of being a member and never regret contributing my little quota to make the lives of others better whiles Curious Minds work towards achieving it’s aim.
Michael Aggrey-Korsah Jr. is a development and Sexual Rights and Health (SRH) advocate with Curious Minds Ghana's Cape Coast chapter. A friend introduced Curious Minds to me and briefed me on what the group is about and the benefits one gets as a member. After a radio program one Saturday on Radio Central, I did not hesitate to join. Since I joined Curious Minds, I have been engaging in Community Outreaches, Youth led Activities, Conferences and exposure to so many opportunities. Also, I have had the privilege of attending a number of trainings on youth development issues such as SRH, education and technology. Curious Minds has contributed in building my confidence and experience in volunteerism, socializing and public speaking. I currently assist with the production of the organization’s weekly program on Radio Central and also support with social media updates. My most exciting memories with Curious Minds so far has been the privilege of participating in the 7th African Conference on Sexual Health and Rights 2016 (ACSHR) and being a youth speaker at the 1st No Yawa National Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Summit in the same year.
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