Podcast:- YALI Voices with Manasseh Gowk (formerly known as Emmanuel Osei)

Since the recording of this podcast, interviewee Emmanuel Osei changed his name to Manasseh Gowk. He is referred to as Emmanuel Osei during the podcast and Manasseh Gowk in the blog.

Since the recording of this podcast, interviewee Emmanuel Osei changed his name to Manasseh Gowk. He is referred to as Emmanuel Osei during the podcast and Manasseh Gowk in the blog.

He was born in war-torn Liberia and had to flee with his mother and siblings to Ghana, where they struggled to make ends meet. Yet YALI Network member Manasseh Gowk, formerly Emmanuel Osei, counts himself lucky. He was able to earn the scholarship he needed to go to school. Now, mindful of others who can’t afford an education, Osei is giving back.

I think there are some people who are just like me,” he told the State Department’s Macon Phillips in a YALI Voices podcast. “I’ve seen people that I grew up with, you know, who weren’t able to further their education because some of their parents couldn’t afford education. I look at their self-development, what they’ve done to develop themselves beyond classroom tuition. I also look out for students who are ready to help others given the chance.
— Manasseh Gowk, formerly Emmanuel Osei
What is YALI? YALI is the Young African Leaders Initiative, a U.S. program created to help young African leaders grow and prosper. It offers three important ways to learn and engage: the Mandela Washington Fellowship, the YALI Network, and the YALI Regional Leadership Centers. Visit yali.state.gov to learn more.
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