Introducing Queen’s Young Leaders Shadrack and Douglas
Each week we are introducing you to the 2018 Queen’s Young Leaders, sharing their stories and celebrating the incredible work that they are doing in their communities. Take a look at last weeks post featuring Alimatu Bawah Wiabriga and Derick Omari from Ghana.
This week we are getting to know Shadrack Frimpong from Ghana and Douglas Mwangi from Kenya.
Shadrack from Ghana
Cocoa360’s self-sustainable model asks farmers to dedicate a minimum of 3 hours work on the cocoa plantations each week, giving them access to subsidised healthcare and tuition-free school for their daughters in return.
Tarkwa Breman Girls School and Tarkwa Breman Community Hospital are funded by proceeds from Cocoa360’s cocoa plantations.
“It is a huge blessing to have been chosen for the Queen’s Young Leaders Award. This is a significant endorsement of the amazing hard work that my team and my community members have done, and continue to do”
Listen to Shadrack and his team talk more about the project
Douglas from Kenya
Douglas is the founder of Oasis Mathare, a community-based group working to empower young people from Mathare in Nairobi-Kenya. He was chosen as a Queen’s Young Leader in recognition of the work he is doing to reduce illiteracy and poverty in his community and beyond.
“I am overjoyed to be part of a group of phenomenal young men and women who are transforming the lives of people in their communities”
Oasis Mathare teaches practical ICT skills to help people study, find employment and promote their businesses. The project has a library which provides young people with a quiet, safe place to study and a community center with a space for children from the area to come and play.
Hear more about Douglas’ journey and future plans