Cysilie Hines-Growe is currently a senior at Freedom Preparatory Academy and will be attending Agnes Scott College to obtain her business degree. Throughout her time in Ghana, she developed herself personally as she was able to discover her self worth and identity. She found comfort in her ethnicity as a young African American woman, and felt free to be herself while letting her personality blossom.
“Ever since I joined [OSI], I’ve seen improvement in my life. I rode a plane for the first time, visited Ghana, West Africa, and had new experiences along the way.”
Youth Global Ambassadors met with Seth Dei, philanthropist, CEO and co-founder of Blue Skies. Blue Skies has the largest fresh fruit and juice factories in Ghana.
Dr. Zenator Agyeman-Rawlings is the daughter of the 4th President of Ghana, Jerry Rawlings and a current Member of Ghana Parliament.
“Overall the experience was enlightening to say the least. Seeing that we as African Americans could be so similar to our native land though there are thousands of miles and an ocean between us helped me to see that we still have a connection.” 2016 Youth Global Ambassador Alexia writes an online journal about her first-time travel experience overseas with One Step Initiative. Church service comparison between Ghana and America from the eyes of a pastor’s kid.
“I am glad that I did not let fear hold me back because it was a beautiful sight to see what God has created. I am very thankful for the opportunity, and I know that this a learning experience that I will take back to my family and friends.” 2016 Youth Global Ambassador Kyla writes an online journal about her first-time travel experience overseas with One Step Initiative. Group departure and arrival in Ghana.