Why the foundation

“Ladies and gentlemen,

Today, I want to share with you the incredible story of my father, Isaac Kwasi Adjei-Mensah, a true champion of resilience and determination. Born and raised in Mampong, Ashanti, he came from a humble background, facing numerous challenges in his early life. Despite the odds against him, he persevered and rose above his circumstances.

From a poor home, he struggled to access basic education, but his thirst for knowledge and success drove him forward. Through hard work and unwavering dedication, he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, a testament to his unrelenting spirit.

Isaac Kwasi Adjei-Mensah’s journey is a shining example of what can be achieved through sheer willpower and determination. He proved that with courage, resilience, and a passion for learning, anyone can overcome adversity and achieve greatness.

As a dedicated educator, he taught at Mampong Technical College of Education, inspiring and mentoring countless students who have gone on to make a positive impact in their communities. He later served as the vice principal of St. Joseph College of Education, shaping minds and leaving a lasting impact on the educational community.

A devout member of the Methodist Church, his faith was a guiding force in his life. During his college days at Wesley College, he was an active member of the college choir, using his musical talents to praise and worship. This passion for music continued throughout his life, bringing joy and inspiration to all who heard him sing.

In fact, during his college days, he and his fellow students composed and sang the iconic song “Edikanfo Mo”, which was later adopted by the Cocoa Kua Pa company and became a beloved anthem.

As a leader in the teaching profession, he served as the Regional Chairman of the Ghana National Association of Teachers, advocating for the rights and welfare of teachers and working tirelessly to improve the quality of education in our region.

But that’s not all – he was also a prolific author, and his book, “Trends in Education,” co-authored with other esteemed educators, remains a seminal work in the field, used to this day to teach young teachers in colleges of education across Ghana.

Though he left us too soon in 2013, his legacy lives on through the countless lives he touched and the impact he made in our community. His story inspires me every day to continue his work through AMEIFA, and I hope it will inspire you too.

Let us honor his memory by embracing his spirit of perseverance and determination. Let us strive to make a difference in the world, just as he did. Thank you.”

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