Updated: Aug 1
Hey dear reader,
Here is to the third most anticipated YFP who Impact Blog.
Hearty cheers to Suraj, our 3rd feature for the YFP blog who joined the first edition of the Youth in Food Program (YFP).
For today, we are going to get to how the YFP has had and continues to have a great influence on the life of Suraj.
Join the conversation below.
Suraj, could you introduce your self to the world?
Hello to the world! My name is Hamidu Suleman Suraj, I am 28 years of age and I joined the first cohort of the Youth in Food program in 2022.
In less 3 or less sentences, what does the YFP program means to you?
The YFP program is a game-changer for me. It broadened my scope of thinking, made me open-minded, and awakened my passion for rural agriculture.
Awesome! Now we know what the program means to you, can you share with us other ways your life was impacted on through the program?
The program has had a great impact on my life. It increased my confidence and assertiveness level and has thought me how to use my social media handles to sharpen my career path.
Dope! What has been your favorite part of the program?
My favorite part of the program was the visits to the various companies and the food served! The chefs really did great.
So now that you have been empowered and equipped with so many skills, potentials and connections, how are you contributing to the sector?
By the end of the program, I got to intern with Warc Africa, an agricultural service provider and consulting company operating in rural Ghana.
Currently, I have been retained as a permanent employee, and I contribute to the attainment of Warc's goal.
As a food lover, has the program in any way enhanced your relationship with food?
Yes. Through the program, I have come to appreciate ordinary street foods and snacks and the role street food vending plays in income generation, especially for women in both rural and urban areas.
Before we go, could you share a tip for the incoming YFP beneficiaries?
To future YFP students, pay more attention to all sessions of the program.
That is great! And we are thrilled to have you share your insightful journey with us through the Youth in Food Program.
Thank you for having me here, Hajaratu!
This brings us to the end of the third feature of the Youth in Food Who Impact blog.
We shared with you insightful story of Suraj and how the program has impacted his life.
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