Life has taught Catherine Cudjoe a lot and taking risks is one of them. She was born and raised in Ghana, the eldest of 3 siblings made of 2 brothers and a sister. Before she immigrated to the United States (US) in 1997, she had planned to work and support her family and relatives back home. Attending College and being active in the African community was not part of the plan, but life always gifts us with surprises.
All that changed in 2000 when she decided to volunteer at the Schervier Nursing Care Center in Riverdale, New York. The Director of the Recreation Department at that time; Charles Sourby, advised her to pursue a college degree; this was because he recognized in her a creative, charismatic, energetic, intelligent and sociable personality.
She graduated from Lehman College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation in 2014, she is currently enrolled at the Devry University where she is pursuing an MBA in Hospitality. Catherine is also Founder of Keymama Foundation.
In 2008, she decided to join the National Ghana Parade Council as a volunteer. Then in 2014, due to her active role in the Council, she was appointed as the President of the Council. She has since then been actively involved in the African community bringing awareness and championing respective causes of which include her work as an active member on the boards for the African Friends of the US (AFUS), African Diaspora Parade Council and Gadangbe Council of NY.
Ms.Cudjoe is also on the boards of the Progressive Alliance Movement (PAM), African Advisory Council – Advisor for Culture committee, she's also a Community Volunteer and a Presenter at Amansan Radio LLC.
Catherine Cudjoe resides in the Bronx and can be reached via email address firstname.lastname@example.org and see what's new with her by checking out her Facebook page – Keymama Show.
*Francis Opai Tetteh* is an Agribusiness Development and Management Specialist, Local Government and Rural Development Consultant and youth empowerment and progress activist.
He is currently a candidate for the award of MPhil in Migration Studies at University of Ghana, Legon. He holds BSc. in Agribusiness Management from Central University, Diploma in General Agriculture with a major in Agricultural Economics from University of Ghana, Legon, Certificate in General Agriculture from Kwadaso Agricultural College in Kumasi, and another Certificate in General Agriculture Science from Dunkwa Senior High Technical School at Dunkwa - On - Offin.
He served as the Former Deputy National Youth Organizer and Acting National Youth Organizer of the Convrntion People's Party, the political party that won independence for Ghana. He is a co-founder and Executive Secretary of Tetteh Quarshie Heritage Foundation in Accra. He is also the Founder and General Secretary of Denkyira Youth Congress and Yilo Klo Heritage Council.
He singlehandedly established the Henry Business School and EHT Korboe Center for Leadership and Governance Studies at Somanya and has so far trained over 500 youths in leadership development and business management studies.
He is currently the Director of Operations at Keymama Foundation in Accra, Ghana.His youth empowerment and Community Development initiatives have taken him to several places including Wichita City in Kansas - USA, Beijing - China, Istanbul - Turkey, Lagos - Nigeria and Buake - Ivory Coast.He lives works in Accra, Ghana as the Managing Director for Siwombi Industries.
Security Personnel, Public Speaker, counselor and the Founder of Watch Your Tongue Campaign.