"The late nights with my new friends, sharing ideas and enjoying each others' cultures will certainly remain my fondest experience."
Name: Prosper Tornyi
Position: Co-Founder & Executive Director
Company: Proswrites Foundation
Programme and year attended: Africa Venture, 2019
Hometown (City, Country): Battor, Ghana
What are you most passionate about? My passion spans from leadership to sustainable energy to mentoring and creating opportunities for young people in my community. Improving the state of the world through collective effort and spending time talking with young people. I believe in creating equal opportunity for all, while supporting such individuals all the way through. I have been able to empower more than 200 youths in my home community and provided scholarship for a student through the collaboration between Threads by Dreads Foundation, in Tennessee, USA. Looking forward to doing more.
What was your most unforgettable experience from the Africa Venture programme? I recount the team-building exercises and the immersion visits to the solar company and M-pesa ( fastest growing Mobile Money company) in Nairobi, Kenya, to learn more about their journey; and in Lagos, the immersion visit to Dangote Cement to understand the working culture and the leadership journey of the manager in charge of sales. The late nights with my new friends, sharing ideas and enjoying each others' cultures will certainly remain my fondest experience. Glad I made relevant contacts and networks. At least, I made my cohort enjoy my out of the ordinary singing talent.
How would you sum up your experience on the Africa Venture programme? It was an experiential journey and I loved it!