Kufuor Scholars Featured by Asian Institute

Meet Our Participant – Salman MOHAMMED

Salman MOHAMMED currently attends the University of Cape Coast in Ghana where he is majoring in Economics and Sociology. Attending BXAI Summer Program 2016 as a Kufuor Scholar, Salman credits the BXAI Summer Program as a pivotal experience.

“Coming to Japan has been a very awesome experience,” said Salman. Although he had to endure a nearly twenty-hour flight in order to finally reach Japan, Salman was glad that he made the journey.

“Interacting with people of different cultures from different backgrounds is something that is needed in the modern world,” said Salman. Citing economists Thomas Friedman and David Bloom, Salman believes that the world is more interconnected than ever before, which makes intercultural education all the more vital. The effects of international education is something that he, as an aspiring diplomat, experienced personally in the Bai Xian Community.

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Posted by Bai Xian Asia Institute on Sunday, July 23, 2017


Meet Our Participant – Salman MOHAMMED

Salman MOHAMMED currently attends the University of Cape Coast in Ghana where he is majoring in Economics and Sociology. Attending BXAI Summer Program 2016 as a Kufuor Scholar, Salman credits the BXAI Summer Program as a pivotal experience.

“Coming to Japan has been a very awesome experience,” said Salman. Although he had to endure a nearly twenty-hour flight in order to finally reach Japan, Salman was glad that he made the journey.

“Interacting with people of different cultures from different backgrounds is something that is needed in the modern world,” said Salman. Citing economists Thomas Friedman and David Bloom, Salman believes that the world is more interconnected than ever before, which makes intercultural education all the more vital. The effects of international education is something that he, as an aspiring diplomat, experienced personally in the Bai Xian Community.

 

Meet Our Participant – OWUSU Sarpong Adutwumwaa

OWUSU Sarpong Adutwumwaa (Adu) is a Kufuor Scholar majoring in Political Science and Religion at the University of Ghana, Legon.
As a recipient of the former Ghanaian President’s foundation for aspiring future African leaders, Adu participated in last year’s
BXAI Summer Program in Japan.

Adu felt that in a world where “nationalism” is being prioritized over “patriotism”, platforms like the BXAI Summer Program could
push future leaders towards a healthier direction by encouraging communication across regions. In particular, Adu greatly valued
the time she had to interact with her group members, who spoke to her about the social issues that they often could not discuss in
depth during the lectures.

 


Meet Our Participant – OWUSU Sarpong Adutwumwaa

OWUSU Sarpong Adutwumwaa (Adu) is a Kufuor Scholar majoring in Political Science and Religion at the University of Ghana, Legon.As a recipient of the former Ghanaian President’s foundation for aspiring future African leaders, Adu participated in last year’sBXAI Summer Program in Japan.

Adu felt that in a world where “nationalism” is being prioritized over “patriotism”, platforms like the BXAI Summer Program couldpush future leaders towards a healthier direction by encouraging communication across regions. In particular, Adu greatly valuedthe time she had to interact with her group members, who spoke to her about the social issues that they often could not discuss indepth during the lectures.