Afia Bobia Amanfo was tired of waiting for an idea that seemed to take forever to attain perfection, so was left with no choice than to pull the bull by the horn. If the passion to start something is strong enough within you, go ahead and give it a go. Make sure you do good research on your idea and your target market and make sure to seek guidance from God if you are a believer. Don’t expect overnight success but rather, be prepared to put in the long hours of work to make your idea a success.
She started Studentshubgh, a youth empowerment social enterprise in Ghana. With a mission to empower the next generation of African leaders through mentorship programs (African Future Leaders Fellowship), college preparation support for High School and Undergraduate students, scholarship search support, career, entrepreneurship guidance programs and digital skills training among others.
She was encouraged to start up her business when she noticed a lot of young people in Africa miss out on great career and educational opportunities simply because they do lack knowledge and a committed mentor.
“I believe that an intentional investment in guiding the young people of Africa to make better career and life decisions is crucial to ensuring that the better Africa we all dream about doesn’t remain simply a dream,” She says.
They currently have a staff strength of twelve and other professional mentors. Her greatest satisfaction and fulfillment comes from helping others.
“I think I have always had a passion for entrepreneurship and more so for social entrepreneurship. I believe strongly that life should be lived in service of God and to make an impact in the lives of others through the gifts and talents God has given us. This is what inspires me, knowing I have one life to live, I am determined to live it to the fullest, making the most of my God-given abilities and starting new enterprises that will contribute to the new African narrative,” she says