My name is Gideon Degbe, and I came to live at the Touch A Life Care Center in 2010 when I was 14 years old. Eleven years later, I am now in my senior year of college at Heritage Christian College, and I am working part-time for Touch A Life as the Executive Assistant. I am an active member of the Youth Leadership Parliament and currently am serving as president-elect of Heritage College Students’ Representative Council.
I would like to show my appreciation for your support, for everything you have done and continue to do for us. Touch A Life has been training and empowering the next generation of leaders, impacting so many communities in Ghana. We are growing and ready to become agents of change.
Last year, during the worldwide pandemic, survival and sustainability were the most critical things on the planet. Learning how to sustain ourselves and the Care Center when everything was falling apart became our primary focus. We began to look within to determine how we could grow.
Amongst other initiatives we launched last year, hiring students like myself to work for Touch A Life became a priority. Working and collaborating with Touch A Life leaders who have held my hand growing up has resulted in much growth, progress, and development in my life. Being selected as a staff member has brought me so much gratitude as I get to walk alongside my younger siblings, just like my mentors walked alongside me.
Thank you for all you do,