US-based athlete Dasor to share educational experience with Labone SHS students

Monday, 16 May 2016 09:08
Dasor is a member of the national 4X100m team Dasor is a member of the national 4X100m team

US-based national athlete and Western Kentucky University student Emmanuel Dasor will share his career and educational experiences with students of the Labone S.H.S. at the upcoming Liquid Sports Ghana and Cowbell Ghana mentorship programme dubbed, ‘Making it Happen’ on Thursday, May 19.

The ‘Making it Happen’ seminar uses sport as a tool to educate and empower young students and to foster young people’s interest and understanding of the importance of combining education and sports.

It inspires them to be responsible citizens and play an active role in sharing what they have learned with their communities.

Dasor will be joining the interactive programme via Skype to share his experiences about competing in some of the biggest US College competitions while paying equal attention to his studies.

A former student of T.I. Ahmadiyya S.H.S, the 200m and 400m specialist is one of 30 Ghanaian athletes currently in the USA on Ghana Athletics Association-sourced scholarships.

The scholarship allows the Ghanaian student athletes to effectively combine their schooling and education to achieve their goals in life.

He will be joined by four other national sports icons including Ghana’s first Paralympic athlete to qualify for Rio 2016 Powerlifter Charles Narh Teye, Ghana’s first para-cyclist Alem Mumuni, national taekwondo player Terrance Tetteh Asare, and Ghana’s first weightlifter to compete at the Olympic Games, Alberta Ampomah.

The quartet will seek to inspire, motivate and educate the students by sharing their experiences with them.

In addition, national judoka and 2015 All Africa Games bronze medalist Szandra Szogedi will bring her experiences to bear on the programme through Skype.

This follows the success of the maiden ‘Making it Happen’ mentorship seminar held at Accra Academy on March 10, 2016.

The Olympic-themed event will also see presentations on Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 by the Brazil Embassy and Embassy of Japan respectively.

The Director of Sports at the University of Ghana, Dr. Bella Bello Bitugu, will spice the programme with an indepth presentation on the benefits of combining education and sports to achieve ones goal in life.

The guest list for the programme also includes the Ministry of Youth and Sports, National Sports Authority, Ghana Olympic Committee, National Paralympic Committee, Embassy of Japan and Brazil Embassy.

Source: tv3network.com|Ghana