Echo of Leadership Africa (ELA), is one of the silent giant organisations on GIJ campus. Its name is mentioned in whispers but its achievements are seen by all. ELA is a campus based club which focuses on entrepreneurship and human capital development especially among the youth. Level 300 journalism student and entrepreneur Richmond Anim-Damoah is the CEO of ELA
With chapters in GIJ, UPSA and UG, ELA boasts of programs such as the National Youth Entrepreneurship Programme, the Entrepreneurship and Nation building Summit, The Leadership Summit and the Tertiary Women’s Summit. The future certainly looks good for ELA.
Aside ELA, Richmond is also founder of the Tertiary Women’s Network (which oversaw the organization of the Tertiary Women’s Summit) and RadComm which is an advertising and events management company. There is also Citation Gh which is into making citations and awards for organisations, the Student Bank to be launched this August. All these come under one umbrella called RAD Groups.
As young man who is very passionate about youth leadership and personal wealth creation, Richmond is also a fervent Christian. He names God as his source of strength and Bishop Titi Offei as his mentor. His past programmes have seen the likes of Madam Joyce Aryee, Professor Stephen Addai, Dr Randy Osae Bediako of Kharis Group and a host of other entrepreneurs, leaders and speakers. Richmond himself is a motivational speaker.
Alongside his many involvements, Richmond is also a writer with a seven books under his belt. His first book was written while in senior high school at Akim State College in the Eastern region. His ‘Authourpreneurship’ initiative in GIJ publishes books for students at a discount to motivate student journalists to write more. Surprisingly, Anim-Damoah is yet to turn 22.
It therefore comes as no surprise that demand for this young man has risen. Last Tuesday, Richmond was interviewed on Etv’s “Live Chat With Paul” Show. The show hosted by Paul Anomah Kodieh, a visually impaired broadcaster, focuses on entrepreneurs who are challengers of the status quo. This only goes to show how much of an impact he is making on other campuses apart from his own.
By: Phoebe A. Dadzie L300