The Royal Commonwealth Society has unveiled some of Ghana’s finest celebrities to be ambassadors for the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition, 2019.
Songstress Becca, actress Jackie Appiah and music sensations KiDi, Kuami Eugene and Kwesi Arthur will champion the cause of promoting the competition in Ghanaian schools and to get more students to partake in it.
They were unveiled before students of of GIS, Roman Ridge, La Wireless, Hydeson and the Akropong school of the blind during a short but impressive ceremony held at the British Council in Accra.
The occasion was also used to introduce Mr. Eric Kutorse, Executive Chair of the First Sky Group who will be the 2019 Chair of the Advisory Board of the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition in Ghana. He takes over from Kojo Hastings, Chairman for Zenith Hygiene Systems in Ghana.
Ghana made history when the Duchess of Cornwall and the First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo launched the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition at Ghana International School as part of the Royal Visit.
“Today we are continuing the tradition of historic events and we are launching something that has never been done before. This is the first time we are launching the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) goodwill ambassadors for the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition,” Africa head of the RCS office, John Apea said at the launch.
The Ambassadors will lead the campaign towards promoting literacy, creative writing, deep thinking by using the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition as the vehicle.
In selecting the Ambassadors, Mr Apea said the RCS considered celebrities who can be worthy role models for the kids taking part in both the junior and senior competitions.
Jackie Appiah, Becca, Kwesi Arthur, KiDi and Kuami Eugene are not only popular and sensational in their chosen fields, they have also shown great sense of professionalism thus far.
For a Queen’s Essay competition that has already begun and will end on June 1, 2019, these ambassadors will tour most of the schools in Ghana to drive home the need for reading, writing and taking part in the competition.
The ambassadors were humbled by the opportunity to use their popularity to promote literacy and creative writing, not just in Africa but in the world at large.
“I am glad to be a part of this. I wasn’t able to further my education to the highest level. But I am glad they chose me to be a part of this. I am looking forward to inspiring the youth and the young boys to be involved in this competition,” Kwesi Arthur said.
Chair of the Advisory Board of the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition in Ghana, Eric Kutorse said “Illiteracy is unacceptable and we need to do something about it.”
He pledged to use his power and resources to help in pushing literacy and educational agenda of the country.
Culled from: AmeyawDebrah.com