Inspiring African Children's Literature: Deborah Ahenkorah BMC '10, Founder of The Golden Baobab PrizeInspiring African Children's Literature: Deborah Ahenkorah BMC '10, Founder of The Golden Baobab Prizehttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/211681Stokes 102 - Humanities Center2012-10-25T19:00:002012-10-25T20:30:00
October 25, 7:00PM–8:30PM
Stokes 102 - Humanities Center
This event is free and open to the public.
Deborah Ahenkorah is the co-founder and executive director of Golden Baobab which is renowned for its annual Golden Baobab Literary Prize. She created this prize with one mission in mind: to inspire African writers to create stories for young readers. In the past four years, this literary award has inspired the creation of over 850 children and young adult stories from 19 countries.
Deborah has been recently named by the Echoing Green Fellowship as one of twenty-two of the most “game changing social innovators in the world today.” In 2011, she was identified by Playing for Change as one of Ghana’s leading social entrepreneurs working to make the world a better place for children and youth. Deborah studied political science at Bryn Mawr College and pursued her passion for global issues by gaining experience in the European Union Parliament and The Global Fund for Children. Her current mission is to ensure that in the next ten years young people in Africa and the African diaspora have a consistent supply of stellar African literature. Deborah is a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum.
Join Deborah as she shares her experience of building the Golden Baobab, an award-winning social enterprise that is working to revolutionize the African children’s literature industry. She will tell the story of how she started this organization as a Bryn Mawr college sophomore and how opportunities afforded her by Bryn Mawr College funding and Haverford’s Center for Peace and Global Citizenship paved the way for the important work she now spearheads.
Presented by the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
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