EKO Global Foundation (EGF) is a non-profit organization that strives to support and foster potentials in youths who dream of pursuing a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through EGF programs, outreaches and mentorship. The foundation is aimed at ensuring that all youths are supported to achieve to their maximum potential.
Develop programs that will strengthen the intellectual wellbeing of youths.
Provide educational resources that will equip the youths for a successful career development.
Introduce and pair youths to community leaders, academicians, and entrepreneurs in STEM as mentors, through group and one-on-one mentoring programs.
Partner with public and private organizations for EGF programs and outreaches that will support and broaden the experiences of youths.
"The foundation of every state is the education of its youths"― Diogenes.
EGF was founded by Emelia Obodum Kusi. Emelia was born and raised in Ghana. In her childhood and young adult stage, she recounts her personal struggle with access to academic resources, one that forced many of her peers that possessed great potential to quit their professional dreams. Despite the struggle, her faith in God, unflinching support from family and friends, and the calling to support youths in Ghana, the African continent and the world at large, fueled her persistence for change.
"One of you shall chase a thousand, but two of you shall chase ten thousand"― Deuteronomy 32:30.
This is a call to all. An army committed to serving youths in STEM from underprivileged backgrounds will better society now and tomorrow. Establishing EGF not only provides support for youths in STEM from low-income backgrounds but also creates the platform to build a team dedicated to serving and raising hope for youths.
With the selfless commitment of the EGF executive board, advisors, volunteers and partners, EGF conducted an outreach in January 2023 reaching over 1200 high school students in STEM in underserved schools in Ghana. EGF has also hosted conversations with STEM professionals from Ghana, Nigeria, United States, India, Gambia, and Columbia and have received numerous feedback from both youths and 'non-youths' on how they have been impacted and inspired.
EGF extends a heartfelt gratitude for the support to reach out to youths in STEM and aim to expand its outreaches to other African countries in the next 5 years. To this end, we call on all to join the bus, let's raise hope for our youths!