On Saturday, 11th March 2017, Ghanaian students in Pretoria and Johannesburg held a get-together at the LC de Villers Sports Grounds, University of Pretoria. This event was a follow-up to the Ghana High Commission’s efforts at convincing some of the students to come together and form a Ghanaian Student’s Association.
The purpose of the student’s gathering was therefore to try and organize an Association that will bring the Ghanaian youth in host country together. It was a meet and greet, where people got to know each other whilst having good food and conversations about current affairs and social issues that affect students in South Africa. The event also created a platform for people to network along respective fields of study.
The gathering generated a sense of belonging amongst the students as Ghanaians, and some as South Africans of Ghanaian descent, and they reminisced about Ghana and their trips to the motherland.
The students took the opportunity to concretize plans of forming an Association that would not be limited to social events, but would make an impact in the society by organizing charity events. The prospective Association would serve as a support structure for Ghanaian students and orient them on the general student life in South Africa.
The Ghana High Commission lauds the initiative of our compatriots, and calls on all other Ghanaian students in Pretoria and Johannesburg to join this noble cause, and support efforts at organizing a Provincial/Gauteng Ghana Students Association. Please contact Maame on 0813145940.