A new book entitled ‘Those
Who Inspire Ghana’ features the inspiring stories of some great Ghanaian
personalities in the areas of media, creative arts, sports, among others.
This is aimed at encouraging the country’s youth to pursue
their dreams and believe in themselves for a better future.
Some 74 Ghanaians who were captured in the book
included Prof. Azumah Nelson, Sarkodie, Farida Bedwei, Anita Erskine,
Jackie Appiah, Prof. Boachie, Reggie Rockstone, Stephen Appiah and several
The publication is by Those Who Inspire Limited, a London-based
company founded by Delphine Barets and Marlene Plomik.
The book is part of Those Who Inspire collection that
celebrates countries’ inspiring people who contributed to making their
countries a better place.
These inspiring people share their life stories, beliefs,
emotions, vulnerabilities, ambitions and vision in order to connect and inspire
youth. Half of the books are donated to public universities.
So far, Those Who Inspire books have been published in Oman,
UAE, Nigeria, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Mexico, Lebanon, Bahrain and Panama.
Ghana is the newest country to benefit from publication and
also the 10th publication.
It was launched in Accra on February 7 at a ceremony which
attracted a number of Ghanaian showbiz personalities, including KOD, Ophelia
Crossland, Dentaa Amoateng, among others
Who Inspire Ghana’ is considered as a tool for the
youth to get inspiration, explore a wide spectrum of role models and find
mentors from their own country.
As it was done in other countries, the book which is
free of advertising and ranking would be donated to public university students,
courtesy the publication’s partners from Those Who Inspire (TWI)
Young Ghanaian employees would also receive books via
donations from their companies or institutions that are part of the TWI
Movement. The more companies or institutions partnering with TWI Movement, the
more books are given as free donations to students, under the concept of ‘1
book to the partner = 1 extra book to be donated to the youth’.
“We know from experience that the right kind of inspiration
can change the course of a young person’s life. That’s what inspiration is all
about, and we are honoured to facilitate that in any way we can,” Director
& Co-Publisher Pilar Carrasco said in a statement to NEWS-ONE.
“We have spent over a year working on Those Who Inspire Ghana, and I am so lucky to have met so many inspiring Ghanaians. The IP (Inspiring People) you’ll discover in the pages of our book are all dedicated to empower their youth,” Lorena Ortiz, Coordinator of Those Who Inspire Ghana, also added.
By Francis Addo