Amara Kanu's Global African Students Education Summit (GASES)

by dj bobtee





Amara Kanu, of course, is the stunning wife of legendary Nigerian footballer, Kanu Nwankwo. She's been working on this project for a while. It's called Global African Students Education Summit (GASES). Amara is coming to the end of her Masters degree in Entrepreneurial Management in the European Business School London and noticed that all the Africans she's come in contact with are spread out in different directions and no common platform to build upon knowledge and share experience to make things better. Hence the idea of GASES!


Read what Amara said about GASES below...
It's a pioneer summit I'm involved in- bringing all African students together to share best practices, network and gain opportunity for scholarships and mentoring.

I put together a small team is and we managed to pull about 80 people to attend the first summit which took place on Saturday at the University College London (UCL)
This year, the theme was celebrating the Rich African Education Narratives, telling our stories....
We also awarded 35 presidents and Vice Presidents of Student Unions in British universities who are African. Majority which are Nigerian students (see program brochure attached). I think this is amazing considering the fact that we are in the U.K. And this year alone, 44 Africans are holding excellent leadership positions in U.K. Universities. I think this needs to be encouraged thus the reason for GASES and my concern for more collaboration between Africans to sustain the leadership of our African future....

Mrs Chika Balogun director general of the Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Nigeria also came from Nigeria to deliver a Keynote Speech. Another remarkable speech was given by the SUP of Cambridge University, Amatey who is a Ghanaian. How amazing!
DAAD- the largest scholarship body in the world based in Germany sent in their rep Dr Birk from Germany to deliver a presentation on how they would like to work with more African scholars exchanges and universities.I've also been working with Dr Ayobami who is a product of university PhD scholarship from Nigeria to Germany and now a lecturer at Hatfield University has also been helpful in coordinating with me.

Next year we hope to have GASES Africa to celebrate once again excellence in education and encourage knowledge interaction and inspire the young ones to keep going.
More photos below...