James McKeown Apraku also known as “Mckeown’s Hour” is a young Ghanaian life coach and a motivational speaker currently in Europe.

Mckeown is popularly known for writing motivational quotes and life coaching. He recently released a video titled “The secret behind Elijah’s power” which talks about what to do when you are at the point of giving up in Life. According to him, he got this idea back in 2017 and normally gets his Inspiration through Meditation.

He has been speaking on different platforms. His aim is to encourage the discouraged and make life easier for the less. His long term objective is to be the greatest motivational Speaker and a life coach to people.
Mckeown has released his current video titled “LIFE IS LIKE A COIN”

Follow the link below to watch

3 Ghanaian optometrists honoured by American Academy of Optometry Foundation

Heinz Otchere, Afua Asare and Eugene Appenteng Osae at the AAO and WCO Meeting 2019, Orlando, Florida. Photo Credit: Bill Doster,

Three Ghanaian-trained optometrists have received the William C. Ezell Fellowships, one of the highest awards of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) at the completed joint conference of the AAO and Third World Congress of Optometry (WCO). 

Heinz Otchere, Afua Oteng Asare and Eugene Appenteng Osae were honoured at the Congress held at Orlando, Florida.

The prestigious Ezell Fellowship named after Dr William C. Ezell, the founder of the American Academy of Optometry Foundation, recognises talented optometric researchers from around the world who are pursuing careers in research and education. 

Dr Heinz Otchere received the American Academy of Optometry Foundation Robert Mandell Ezell Club Fellow 2019.

He is the first Ghanaian to be honoured for such a noble and prestigious award; the seventh awardee from the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

He is a former graduate of University of Waterloo and University of Cape Coast.

Early this year, he was honoured with School of Optometry of 1948 Graduate Scholarship Endowment Award and University of Waterloo Graduate Scholarship at the annual School of Optometry and Vision Science Awards ceremony held on 15th April 2019.

Also, he is a two-time recipient of Shire Pharma Canada ULC Student Fellowship 2018/2019. He is currently pursuing his doctoral program at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

He is under the supervision of renowned cornea and contact lens expert Professor Luigina Sorbara who has more than thirty years of rich experience in her field.

Dr Otchere’s research focuses on modalities of using speciality contact lens designs in the management of complex corneal conditions such as dry eyes which affect an estimated 20 million people globally.

He believes that the outcome of his research will help millions of people in the management of such a debilitating condition and to advance the frontiers of vision science. 

Dr Afua Oteng Asare was honoured as the Vision Impact Institute Ezell Fellow for the year 2019.

She is a former graduate of Harvard University, Boston, USA, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi.

In 2018/19, she was awarded the Ross C. Purse Doctoral Fellowship by the Canadian National Institute of the Blind. She has also been a recipient of the Vision Science Research Program Award for three consecutive years (Fall 2017-2019) and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship in 2017.

Afua is currently a PhD candidate at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

Supervised by Drs. Agnes Wong and Daphne Maurer, her research focuses on the potential impacts of socioeconomic status on the utilization of vision care services and the cost-effectiveness of vision screening to detect amblyopia (‘lazy eye’) in young children in Ontario, Canada.

She intends to impact public policy narratives on the prevention of irreversible vision loss caused by amblyopia which negatively impacts productivity, quality of life and socioeconomic status of individuals and governments. 

Dr Osae also received the Danne Ventura – Essilor Ezell Fellow and he is the first Ghanaian to be honoured for this award. He is a clinician-scientist and a product of KNUST and a former research fellow of the Ocular Surface Group at the University of Cologne, Germany.

His work has previously earned him the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Developing Country Eye Researcher Fellowship and more recently the American Academy of Optometry Foundation’s Joseph T. Barr Early Career Cornea and Contact Lens Research Award.

Dr Osae is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Houston, College of Optometry, Houston, Texas, USA.

His research, under the esteemed mentorship of Prof. Alan Burns, focuses on understanding the Meibomian glands and their contribution to tear film stability and how the pathology of these glands can lead to dry eye disease – an ocular surface condition that affects millions of people worldwide.

He is confident that his research will bring hope to those that suffer Meibomian gland dysfunction and the associated dry eye disease, particularly among specialized groups of people living with autoimmune disorders and metabolic syndrome. 

Source: Ghana | | Abubakar Ibrahim


3G Media Group has honored Captain Solomon Quainoo as 3G Pilot of the year at its award ceremony which was held on Saturday, November 23rd, 2019. The venue was; REPLIB Banquet Hall, 4132 Park Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10457. The event dubbed; “A Night of Heroes” recognizes the sacrifice and dedication of the leading trailblazers of the greater Ghanaian and Global communities.

Solomon Quainoo is an airline captain flying the biggest passenger aircraft, Airbus A380 with Emirates Airlines.

Mr. Quainoo was in 2018 selected to be the captain of the,first A380 flight to Ghana. This was the biggest aviation event in Africa in 2018 causing him to become a national and continental hero for Ghana and the whole of Africa.

As a pilot by profession, Captain Quainoo has flown aircrafts including, Embraer 135/145; Boeing 737-300, 400, 500; Airbus A319, A320, A321, A330-200, A340-300, A340-500 and currently flying the A380-800. He has also worked as an instructor, operating all the British Airways simulators including, A320 family, B737 family, B757/B767 family, B777 family and B747 family. He was part of the British Airways customer first team, instructing on its mobile simulators on air shows around the United Kingdom.


“Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen”

The Pentecost International Worship Center (PIWC) Kharkov, Ukraine Youth ministry had a successful entrepreneurship seminar titled SHARPENING YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS.

The seminar was held at PIWC Kharkov Church premises prospect peremoga 55E on the 22nd November, 2019 and was attended by young people who has the desire to become entrepreneurs in the near future.

The speakers at the seminar were young people who started minor business and now are full businessmen. they educated us on how to start a business, building trust, the right people to follow, taking risk and also shared their testimonies that inspired the audience.

Picture of the seminar below.


The National Union of Ghanaian Students (NUGS) Ukraine to hold its general assemble meeting at Kiev on Saturday, 30th november, 2019 . Accoding to source the meeting is going to be the most important meeting of the current administration led by Mustapha Abdul Mumin. The meeting is going to be held in a form of congress where all the leadership and membership of the union will meet.

The National Executive Council shall give a report on the state of the union so far and to which direction are they steering the union to.
This is the first general assembly meeting since the parliamentary system was adopted.

The meeting is going to have its main focus on transforming the National Union of Ghanaian Student Ukraine. The focus is going to be on making the union relevant for all and fostering the unity between the local branches to achieve various agendas.

The meeting shall encompass the following :
Reports from the leadership of the union ( National Executive Council, Judiciary Committee, Union Parliament, Special Select Committee of Inquiry, Union Historian and Local leadership) Spelling out and adopting the national agenda Award presentation for members.
Unity and linkup session.

All are cordially invited. Come and have a moment with all the great Ghanaian minds in Ukraine under one common roof .


Over the weekend, the academic committee of National Union of Ghanaian Student (NUGS) Kharkiv Ukraine had a health conference for international student in the medical field. The Conference was held at Prospect pobedy 55e (P.I.W.C -Kharkov Church Auditorium )


” Successful people don’t become that way overnight. What most people see at a glance—happiness, wealth, a great career, Purpose—is the result of hard work and hustle over time”

Kharkiv National Medical University has recognized two Ghanaian medical students in their Institution due to hardwork and good impact. Therefore the University has decided to honor them with an award in the category of ( Best Academic Student in 7th faculty and Best Leadership In The Society Student Work) at the school’s International students day.

Dr. Kodzo Asamany

Dr. Kodzo Asamany

Dr. Kodzo Asamany is a product of Adisadel College. He served as the Military Cadet Captain 2012-2013. He was the Ghana United Nations Presidential Advisor 2012-2013 and also served as the Team Manager for the College’s Athletics Team.

Dr Asamany is a professional multimedia personnel who love nothing more than living through the camera lens, capturing every essence of beauty from their subjects and being able to tell a story. He’s a multiple award winning photographer/ cinematographer In Ukraine.He owns kodbla studio and has shared the same stage with celebrities like Basket mouth, patoranking, Peter P-Square etc. His love for the media started at ICGC Shiloh Temple Obuasi and the passion has never left till date.

He was awarded as the most influential African student 2018 in Ukraine just to mention a few of his achievements.

He is currently the President of NUGS-KHARKIV Ukraine, and a medical student.

You can tell that he is fully loaded with talents and divine gifts. He is a Mighty Man of Valor

Dr. Kodzo Asamany
Dr. Kodzo Asamany

Ewurabena Amoo- Mensah.

Ewurabena Amoo- Mensah.

People do not decide to become extraordinary, they decide to accomplish extraordinary things and an example of such is Amanda Ewurabena Amoo- Mensah.

Amanda is an Achimota school (Motown) alumini who as a result of her passion for the sick served as a house nurse from the year 2013-2014

As a result for her great passion for God, she served as an SU executive in Achimota school from the year 2013-2014

She has served severally in many committees in organizing quite a number of church programs.

She is a great organizer and a lover of all people. Not forgetting, her great love for fashion and dancing!

She is currently the youth Leader of the Pentecost International Worship Centre, Kharkov as well as the Current Chief Justice of NUGS Kharkiv

Ewurabena Amoo- Mensah.
Ewurabena Amoo- Mensah.
Ewurabena Amoo- Mensah.


Most of us have a childhood dream to fly in the sky or to become a pilot. Aviation sector is one for our all dreams. The aviation industry is considered as a fast-growing industry that offers a wide range of opportunities and other lots of facilities. There is far more to aviation than just being a pilot. There are many good career options, one can choose to become a Pilot, Gate Attendant, Cabin Crew, aerospace engineer, air traffic controller etc

My name is Ruth .O. Anih from Nigeria about two years ago my President H.E Muhammadu Buhari made a shocking statement during a joint press briefing with German chancellor Angela Merkel saying “I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room”. This statement was greeted with heavy criticisms because women believe they deserve more but beyond belief and social media ranting we now have hard facts also emanating from Germany.

TO prove that women deserve a place in leadership L’Oréal Paris teamed up with McCann world group Deutschland for a humorous social media standing for female empowerment across board. The sad truth about gender equality in Germany: Men dominate the management and executive boards – with 91.4%. This shocking discovery sparked a wider investigation by the pair on women in leadership roles across the country. 

This found that what women lacked in numbers they more than made up for in results, significantly outperforming their male peers on occasions where they do reach the top. When women occupy 30% of management positions for instance profitability was found to increase by 15%.

Furthermore, female executives were found to perform 24% above men in management reviews while firms which employed more women leaders generated around 20% more patents per year.

To keep pace with the rapid growth, there is a need to improve efficiency and effectiveness at all levels of aviation operations. One of the ways the desired improvements can be achieved is by making the aviation industry more gender balanced.

When you think about aviation history most of the names and faces that come to mind are male, with the exception of Emilia Earhart of course! I would like to shed some light on the lesser-known women who have made their own incredible marks on the Aviation Industry.

• Emma Lilian Todd (1865) – She grew up with a love for mechanical devices and later became a self-taught inventor who is considered the first woman in the world to help design aircraft.

• Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman (1892) –The first Native American and African American woman to hold a pilot license, as well as the first African American to earn an International aviation license.

• Ruth Rowland Nichols (1901) – The first woman in 1924 to be licensed to fly a hydroplane. In 1927, she was one of two women licensed to fly transport planes. She holds more than 35 women’s aviation records. She set a transcontinental speed record in 1930, beating Charles Lindbergh’s record set earlier that year. She was the only woman to hold simultaneously the women’s world speed, altitude and distance records for heavy land planes before Amelia Earhart broke these records.

• Phoebe Omlie (1902) –The first female to receive an airplane mechanic’s license, the first licensed female transport pilot and the first female to be appointed to a federal position in the aviation field.

• Elsie MacGill (1905) – The world’s first female aircraft designer. Also known as the “Queen of the Hurricanes”, she worked as an aeronautical engineer during World War II.

• Helen Richey (1909) –As a pioneering female aviator, she earned her private license in 1930, at the age of 20. She began her career as an aerobatic pilot and ended up becoming the first woman to be hired as a commercial airline pilot in the United States.

• Elinor “The Flying Flapper of Freeport” Smith (1911) – In 1928, then 16, she earned national recognition as the youngest pilot to receive a license from the Federal Aviation Administration. In 1930, she was also voted, “best female pilot” by her peers, a group that included Amelia Earhart. Smith’s aviation records for endurance, altitude and speed in the 1920s and 30s led her to worldwide fame. Without these lovely ladies, aviation would simply just not be the same. 

Ruth O Anih a student of Kharkiv National Airforce University


The Dean of Faculty of Information and Technical System of Kharkiv National Airforce University named after Ivana Kohedub visited Poland on 12, November 2019.

The main purpose of the visit is to find connections with Military Air Force University, 4th training Air Wing, Study experience of Pl colleagues, find issues we can share experience in and also create good opportunities for students in both countries.

Sponsorship: #StratpointsFoundation headed by colonel-general (retired) doctor of sciences Mirosław Różański, University of Natural and Humanitary sciences in Sedlce.Immediate coordination by: major-general (retired) pilot Doctor of sciences Jan Rajchel. Media support by: TBB Media, Tomasz Bialoszewski 


The Academic Committee of The National Union of Ghanaian Students (NUGS) Kharkov-Ukraine is committed in providing the Medical Students with the highest quality and professional Medical and HealthCare Conference with key facilitators & clinicians who have practiced in the field of medicine.

Driven by the core values of “Transforming Ideas into Vision” of studies of Ghanaian Medical Students,by harnessing the practical aspect in the field of medicine in the pursue to become Doctors.

Gyebi Kenneth Shawcross the head of Academic committee also said they will be Providing exclusive methods like TAKING MEDICAL HISTORY, INJECTIONS,SETTING IV LINE , TAKING BLOOD SAMPLE, VITAL SIGNS RECORDING, BANDAGING and many more.

The Conference to be held on the 16th November,,2019 at Prospect pobedy 55e(P.I.W.C -Kharkov Church Auditorium )


Dr. Baffour Britwum
Physician Assistant Medical
Mrs. Vera Asantewaa Badu
Certified registered anaesthetist
Registered General Nurse.
Gyebi Kenneth Shawcross
5th year medical Student.

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