2017 Update: We’re pleased that Christian has decided to stay after his year of national service. Given his contribution, he has been promoted to assistant program manager.
2016: As we expand our programming this year, we are happy to have Christian join us as a National Service Fellow. Having been involved with an outreach event in July and the teacher training in August, he’s warmed up to the controlled chaos and excitement that our practicals (hands-on) experiences bring. Christian will liaise with teachers and oversee our programming in the Nsawam schools, and will also be part of the social media team. Come back to our site to read his contributions to our blog. P.S. Read his first entry here.
Guided by the philosophy that every new day presents a new opportunity, Christian Sackey-Acquah invests a great deal of his time and resources in exploring meaningful opportunities and making the best out of them, and he is glad to have found The Exploratory. His consistent involvement in student governance over the years especially at the University of Ghana has helped him gain leadership skills with which he looks forward to influencing the success of any institution or organization he finds himself in.
Christian has a degree in Psychology from the University of Ghana, was a Speaker of the Legon Hall Congress at the University. He was also an intern with the Social Welfare Department in the Ga West municipality, where he was sensitized to the unique challenges and strengths of women and girls.
Christian hopes to combine his rich experience in leadership, knowledge in psychology and on-the-ground experience to help The Exploratory achieve its goal of promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among basic school children in Ghana. As an aspiring leader, his growing interest in STEM emanates from his belief that science and technology, if given the necessary attention, will have a positive impact on the development of Ghana.
In 2010, Christian participated in the annual Lady Chief Justice Mentorship Program, an initiative by Her Ladyship Justice Georgina Wood, the Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana, designed to expose young Ghanaian students to the legal profession as well as the activities of the Judicial Service of Ghana. He was the editor of the ‘Beacon of the East’ magazine during his days at Ghana Senior High School in Koforidua.
Christian finds great pleasure in reading political journals and listening to political shows on radio. He also enjoys writing down his experiences and thoughts as a means to sharpen his writing skills, and will be a regular contributor to The Exploratory’s blog.
Christian believes that African textiles have a charming effect on him (which we heartily agree).
His favourite dinner is rice and cabbage stew.