Josephine Ndamenah’s recent graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Ghana is a testament to her determination and hard work. After facing a challenging period in her education, she persevered and achieved her dream of providing psychological aid to women and children with neuro-disabilities.
Josephine’s journey to graduation was not an easy one. She faced several challenges, including balancing school, volunteerism, and her small hairdressing business during the COVID-19 pandemic to survive financially. However, she gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in several areas outside her specialty, including climate change and environmental innovations, tech, agriculture, business entrepreneurship, African history and national development, economics and social framework, public health, and community service.
To achieve her personal and professional development goals, Josephine joined book reading clubs, conducted wide research about her career paths, attended conferences, bootcamps, career fairs, and took up professional courses. She prioritized hands-on volunteerism and community service in climate change and mental health practice.
Josephine’s journey emphasizes the importance of quality education beyond the classroom. She believes that an intentional, intense, interactive, and engaged learning approach with a continuous growth mindset is essential to do hard things beyond one’s usual disposition. With God and the support of her mentors and support system, Josephine’s success story is an inspiration to others facing similar challenges.
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Josephine Ndamenah’s journey to graduation shows that challenges are inevitable, but with determination, hard work, and a growth mindset, one can overcome them and achieve their dreams.