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Meet Akorfa Ama Akoto

Akorfa Ama Akoto is a writer from Ghana with 5 years of experience in creative writing, public relations, non-profit management, with previously held roles in the Education, Communications, EdTech, and Logistics sectors.

She believes the world will nurture more assertive children when the education and mentorship for children is prioritized.

Akorfa currently works as a Technical Advisor at the Ghana Education Service. Prior to this role, she worked as a Communications Assistant at Ghana’s Education Ministry, the Ministry responsible for all policies on education, including apprenticeships and wider skills acquisition in Ghana.

She has worked as an Educational Content Creator with Perbi Cubs Library Services, one of Ghana’s leading virtual learning site making reading fun for children, where she created content for children, including writing original African stories and quizzes that made reading exciting for each child signed on to the e-learning centre.

Akorfa speaks and writes Mandarin Chinese and has worked as both a teacher and Mandarin Translator with schools and international companies, including the University of Ghana Chinese Section, Rising Sun Montessori, Sentuo Ceramics, Falcon Logistics, among others.

She is a YALI Fellow and has represented Youth on various projects including representing Ghana as the Education Ambassador with Fatima Al-Fihri Open University.

She believes storytelling and writing are powerful tools for solving societal issues. Her writings are inspired by her everyday experiences and she is dedicated to amplifying news, culture and lifestyle of people and places in Africa, hence the dedication of www.akorfaakoto.com to amplifying African stories.

As a young girl who lived with various guardians, she found solace in the kindness and counseling of her teachers. Growing up, the school was her safe place and now, she is building SUGN to make other children like her enjoy conducive learning environments.

After graduating with a first class in Sociology and Chinese, her interest in education saw her teach Mandarin Chinese at the tertiary, primary and pre-school levels.

As her interest in education peaked, in 2019, she founded Spring-UP Global Network (SUGN) where she connects Tertiary students and Business Professionals to provide teaching and learning resources, mentorship and career counseling to primary and Junior High School students in hard-to-reach communities.

In 2020, the SUGN team pioneered the iRead iLead Educational campaign, a 10-year strategic education campaign to nurture the reading and writing skills of children. Currently, www.springupglobalnetwork.org  has renovated 6 school libraries and established Reading and Writing Clubs.

In September 2022, Deloitte named Spring-UP Global Network as a partner to realize its WorldClass Initiative worth $55,000.00 in Ghana, a partnership that will see both organizations refurbish and restock eight (8) school libraries, making secure and conducive school libraries accessible to over 35,000 children in Ghana.

Industries: Education, Communications, EdTech, Logistics, Non-Profit

Roles occupied: Teaching Assistant, Mandarin Translator and Logistics Assistant, Content Writer, Educational Content Creator, Communications Assistant, Technical Advisor

Her skills include Social Policy analysis, Project Management, Education Leadership, Speech Writing, Content Writing, Copywriting, Writing Children’s Books, Editing, Chinese translation and Non-Profit Management.

Akorfa has a Masters degree in Social Policy Studies and a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and Chinese both from the University of Ghana, Legon. She studied at Zhejiang University of Science and Technology for a one-year Chinese Language Immersion program. She has a certificate in NGO Project & Operations Management from Cambridge Center of Excellence, and a certificate in Effective Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness from Dubai.

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