Welcome to GRASAG-USA!
On behalf of the executive committee, I say Akwaaba (welcome) to the community of Graduate Students Association of Ghana in USA (GRASAG_USA), the maiden chapter of GRASAG outside Ghana. GRASAG_USA is an organization that seeks to create a collaborative platform for a vibrant community of Ghanaian Graduate Students in the USA. The goal of this organization is to connect, develop, and enrich the academic and professional capabilities of its members.
I believe that every association that we have been part of was at one time non-existent and it took visionary men and women to establish it. After a careful realization of the many challenges faced by prospective graduate students from Ghana coupled with the lack of community for Ghanaian graduate students in the US, the initiative to create a platform to attenuate these challenges was conceived.
We at GRASAG-USA believe that once we have been privileged to use the elevator, we need to lift others up by sending the elevator down so that others can have the opportunity to come up. In view of that, we are tirelessly working around the clock to innovate programs that will boost the academic and professional skills of our members. We plan to create platforms that will connect highly distinguished Ghanaian academicians and professionals with our members for mentorship, networking and training purposes. Additionally, we have voluntary community service programs in the pipeline through which we will impact several communities in Ghana and in USA.
Ralph Waldo Emerson rightly said “Do not go where the path may lead you, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”. So as we come together to create a lasting legacy, we hope that our footprints will make the road we trod a bit easier for those behind us. Therefore, we have representatives in various states in the US to provide the information and resources that would enable prospective students make successful school applications and even help them adjust to the American environment easily.
Once again, Akwaaba!
-Juliet Ohemeng Ntiamoah
MISSION, VISION & OBJECTIVES
-To build a resourceful community of Ghanaian graduate students in USA
- To be a formidable voice to champion the interests of Ghanaian graduate students in the USA.
To seek the academic and general welfare of members
To build a culture of excellence that will unleash the maximum potential of our members
To foster research collaboration with graduate students back in Ghana
To promote the colourful Ghanaian culture through our activities
To provide valuable information to prospective Ghanaians seeking to pursue graduate programs in the USA.
To actively engage the community through voluntary community service and educational programs in the USA and Ghana.
To train and develop the professional capabilities of members.
To provide a collaborative forum for members to discuss issues of mutual interest and benefit.
GRASAG-USA: "Connecting Ghanaian graduate students in the US for Ghana's development and growth".
"It is clear that we must find an African solution to our problems, and that this can only be found in African unity. Divided we are weak; united, Africa could become one of the greatest forces for good in the world."
-Dr. Kwame Nkrumah