Name: Amemowoto Philip Edem
Birthday: February 25,1993
Education: Senior High Level
Please describe your vision of a world that works for everyone.
My dream of closing the educational gap between the privilege and the less privilege in the society is my passion. A passion to make an everlasting positive change in the life’s of people my topmost priority. Helping the children around the world to realize their potential through nurturing and motivation in the educational ladder.
What do you see as the most pressing problems facing the world today?
Corruption, lack of integrity and the attitude of citizens that cannot differentiate between a political matter and a matter of national interest. Most of today’s problem mostly come out from the fact that people tend to cover the wrong doing of others and assume it to be right if it come with a price for him/her in the form of money. In so doing product belonging to the nations and the world will then be packed into ones pocket without the consideration of the nation. Integrity not mostly on the part of security officials in the discharging of their duties as well as politicizing a matter of national development.
How do you feel these problems could best be solved?
Individual roles to be played as good citizens of every nation should clearly be known by all citizens so as not to involve one into things that would not bring development to his/her nation. A security official taking a bribe from a citizen who has fouled if found should be held in custody for some time and educated very well on the consequences of his/her attitude. Matters pertaining to the development of the nation should not be taken for granted .Finally most problems facing the world today can be solved if we use dialogue as our tool rather violence in solving of issues.
Born on the 25th day of February 1993 into the Amemowoto family. I was christened the name Philip and a tribe name Edem. I am a Ghanaian. I am into a family of six; my mum, two girls and three boys of which I am the fourth born. I lost my dad at the age of five years, Mr. Emmanuel Amemowoto of blessed memories. My siblings are; Felix Veron, Pamela Cissie Amemowoto, Raymond and Marie Jeanne Mensah. I had my basic education in Accra-Ghana.
I have a lovely family who are religious and very supportive. Their love and motivation keeps me moving on day-by-day. I dream and hope to be able to close the educational bridge between the fortunate and the less fortunate in our continent especially Ghana (In the rural areas) and making education accessible to all in the coming years. In terms of interpersonal communication, I am responsive to my colleagues, I have high caliber communication skills, disciplined, organized and meticulous with good ethics and I am eager to help whenever possible.
I am good at team work, and a good team leader, able to consider and analyze different opinions, and take the lead when necessary. I am good at persuading others by creating relationships based on mutual trust and understanding. Some of my interests are meeting a vast network of young or experienced individuals and creating a suitable platform through cooperation and making the world a better place for this and the next generation to come. Another interest of mine is lending a helping hand to the poor and needy in our society.
Some of my favorite books I enjoy reading are “No Excuses, Eat That Frog;” by Brian Tracy. “Mentoring for Success,” by Albert and Comfort Ocran and the “Dreamer” by Olajire Olanlokun. Movies a few in the likes of “The International,” “Jack Reacher,” “Mad Buddies,” and “Fun with Dick and Jane.”
I took part in the “Tigo Reach for Change Project,” it was a project of which individuals in their various society will submit a proposal based on the problems facing them and possible remedies they can give to them as well.
I was elected as the vice president for the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in the second cycle institution as well as speaking to colleagues about how to achieve academic success on various platforms in my school.
I was privileged to partake in the Life-Link Tertiary Model United Nation (LTMUN) in 2013; to mock what goes on in the United Nation. I also partook in the Springboard Road show to help in mentoring the individual and creating a business strategy plans in the same year. It was also to educate individuals on how to relate with clients in the business world.
I also enjoy listening to cool genre of music most especially country music as well as a bit of Reggae music from some artiste like Culture and Bob Marley. During my leisure time, I enjoy playing Table tennis, Computer games as well as Swimming at the beach with family and friends.