Ashesi is a school of scholarship, leadership, and citizenship and I have experienced and learned about how open, calm, humble, enthusiastic, and friendly it is. My expectation is that, by the end of this two-week experience, I will know almost everybody
and upgrade my skills in my field of studies. I have also learned that gaining money doesn’t require having money first. Also, I learned that being a leader isn’t about who you are, but rather is about what you are capable of doing, also it’s about influence.
I have learned that who you are is not who people think you are. We have to be creative, lateral, and critical thinkers. Finally, I have learned how to construct a better presentation.
Adwoa Konadu Priscilla
I boarded the bus at Accra Mall with weak knees and sweaty palms, regretting even applying for AIX, but I think that’s the wisest action I have taken in so long. The people are sweet and welcoming. There is always a variety of meals to choose from and that appeases me because of how picky I can be with food.
I don’t really like the fact that in sessions, we, the participants, are put on the spot to contribute; it gets my heart racing! However, I appreciate it because it is shoving me, in fact, jostling me out of my comfort zone into my learning zone.
It’s just day two and I’m loving it here. I honestly can’t wait to see what each in these two weeks brings.
Chelsea Yea Abodem Oppong
Ashesi Innovation Experience, I notice, has been a wonderful experience. Just during the beginning of AIX, I learned many things about the Ashesi University College. They train people to become leaders, help people become disciplined, and also show the brightness of the future.
I also learned how to leave a legacy, love, learn, and lead myself. I have also experienced some mental blocks that get in our creativity (i.e. dangers, restriction, fear of concern, and so on). I discovered the word feedback and its examples.
In addition, I learned more about how to present a work in public and answer questions in public. I also understood the meaning of innovation very well and how it links with leadership. I hope by the end of AIX I will be able to know more about it and the experience.