Watch Patrick Awuah Jr on Turning Challenges into Opportunities The Ashesi Way [VIDEO]

Patrick Awuah Jr keynote at SXSW EDU 2019.

Patrick Awuah is the Founder and President of Ashesi University, a private, not-for-profit University located in Ghana, West Africa. In his SXSW EDU keynote, Turning Challenges into Opportunities: The Ashesi Way, Patrick explores taking chances and the power of learning.

Turning Challenges into Opportunities: The Ashesi Way
Education is the harbinger of hope for communities facing impossible challenges. While Africa’s image is often equated with poverty and conflict, the continent has the potential for rapid development. Ashesi University exemplifies this potential with a model focused on equipping students with leadership development, firm ethical foundations and entrepreneurial thinking. In doing so, Ashesi demonstrates that from overwhelming challenges come the greatest opportunities.

Patrick Awuah Jr keynote at SXSW EDU 2019. Photo by Steven Snow.

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As part of the SXSW EDU marketing team, I am passionate about connecting people to ideas of impact. I earned a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications–Electronic Media and Photography from Texas State University and am currently pursuing an MBA from Western Governors University.

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