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Profiling The Kufuor Scholars: Angela Addai Boadu

Interviewer: Tell us about yourself.

Angela: I am Angela Addai Boadu, a 26-year-old lady who is currently a public servant as well as an artisan. My artistic nature is something that has become a part and parcel of me. This was what drove me to pursue a professional course at IPMC after which I pursued a Bachelor of Arts Degree Program in Integrated Rural Arts and Industry at KNUST. Prior to that, I had my Senior High School Education at Labone Senior High School in Accra, Ghana.


Interviewer: Tell us more about growing up and leadership experiences.

Angela: I began taking leadership roles from my basic school days through to tertiary level. It was not an easy task combining academics with leadership duties but I was and I am to date guided by the philosophy that “life is how you make it, so do not fake it”. Having this in mind, I always strive hard to bring my knowledge, skills and abilities to bare in the best possible way I can to first better myself and also to give back to society. I am resolute not to disappoint all the people who look up to me and to generations yet unborn. Indeed, the Kufuor Scholars Program has accorded me a lead to be the best version of myself.


Interviewer: How did you get to know about the Kufuor Scholars program?

Angela: The news about the Kufuor Scholars Programme (KSP) was broken to me by my sister who saw the advertisement in one of the dailies. I read through it and realised I met the requirement. The part that stroke me and propelled me to give it a shot was the fact that the programme was geared towards mentoring and training the youth to become transformational leaders. I was privileged to be amongst the very first batch of the KSP, that is the class of 2018.

Interviewer: How has the experience been like as a Kufuor Scholar?

Angela: Truth be told, the entire journey and experiences of being a Kufuor Scholar is simply amazing to date. The programme and our journey as Kufuor Scholars were inked with countless life changing experiences. One of which was our maiden mini-camp which was held at Atebubu, in the now Bono East Region of Ghana. The experiences there were very humbling. We had the opportunity of meeting the people of the town and many other people from some of the remotest villages. Having lived a city-girl’s life till that particular time in Atebubu, I had the most cherished opportunity to have experienced their way of life, food, water and visited their schools to motivate a lot of the young pupils from the towns. This made me realise how privileged I was to live in the capital city and to have access to certain facilities that are not readily available in those area. The experiences garnered from that and many other trips and mentorship programmes organised by the leadership of KSP simply heightened my love for humanity regardless of ethnicity difference, the sense of patriotism and also instilled in me the urge to give back to society no matter how small.


Interviewer: To what extent has the Kufuor Scholars Program (KSP) changed your life?

Angela: The KSP has been a great eye opener and has granted me the opportunity to meet high profiled personalities in Ghana. The advice and life stories of these people has been a great motivation. Bringing to bare the fact that irrespective of where you were born or where you are, you can make your story better and reach higher heights through self-discipline, determination, hard work and the God factor. This emphasized the fact that the sharpest minds indeed need the finest advice. Being part of this programme has re-oriented my scope and perception on leadership. I have come to understand that a leader is actually a servant who is given that privilege to serve the people, and as such I must exude confidence, empathy, fairness, firmness, proactiveness and integrity at all times and in all that I do.


Interviewer: Any final words?

Angela: I say a very big thank you to the former president His Excellency John Agyekum Kufuor and the entire team of the John A. Kufuor Foundation for making us the living testimony of the KSP vision. For giving us a family and training us to be patriotic citizens. Yes, we have been inspired to always have generations in mind whenever we are faced with the duty of making any decision whatsoever. I am highly grateful for this opportunity to say the least. Long live the John A. Kufuor Foundation. Long live KSP. Long live our dear country, Ghana.