YFM Dialogues with the Youth

The second edition of the ?Y Dialogue? series with Nana Kofi Asihene, an Award winning video Director, has been held in Accra to create a platform for knowledge-sharing, inspiration, empowerment and networking.

YFM Dialogues with the Youth
YFM Dialogues with the Youth
A statement to the Ghana News Agency and signed by the Global Media Alliance (GMA) said guests at the event included members of the Y Campus Express, students from tertiary institutions, television and radio presenters and officials of GMA.

The statement said Nana Kofi Asihene creatively used illustrations and real life situations to share his successes, failures and challenges with an enthusiastic young audience, who were ready to grab as much as they could from him.

Mr Asihene said ??I knew at a very young age that I wanted to become an artist and fortunately for me I received the maximum encouragement from my family to develop my talents,?? adding that, he focused in achieving his dream of becoming a video director.

He urged the youth to read widely, learn from people?s experiences and collaborate with people with similar interests in order to be seen and heard.

?You must work hard at your idea to bring it to fruition otherwise someone else may implement that same idea, which you did not utilize and you must be ready to work for free when you are beginning any project, if you want to be recognised and eventually make money?, the statement noted.

Mr Gary Al-Smith, President of Global Shapers International, Accra Hub, said they partnered YFM because they are the pulse of young people in the country.

He said Nana Asihene is an amazing person who continues to shake grounds in video directing in Ghana and beyond.

Mr Al-Smith said ?Y Dialogues? is a place for young people because it provides an opportunity for the talented to be honed, seen and heard.

The second session of the dialogue dubbed the ?Ideas Session? was dedicated to young upcoming participants, who are engaged in different projects, the opportunity to share their works with the audience.

The statement disclosed that the first ever National Executives of the Y Campus Express, were inaugurated to steer affairs of the group on the campuses of various tertiary institutions in the country.

?Y Dialogues? was instituted by YFM to promote youth empowerment, activism, mentorship, entrepreneurship, community engagement and career development.

Source : GNA / newsghana.com.gh


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