18-year-old Christiana Obour Amankwaa is from Ghana and interested in how science can be used to solve global problems. Christiana looks up to a female professor from Ghana, Ewurama Addy, and she also would like to influence the youth with her own example.
Christiana Obour Amankwaa from Ghana.
“I would strongly describe my relationship to science inseparable. My greatest interest lies in Mathematics, which is a pivot around which all other science subjects revolve, namely Physics, Chemistry, Biology,” says 18-year-old Christiana Obour Amankwaa from Ghana.
Christiana studies at the Presbyterian Senior High School in Bechem, and heard about MY Camp from one of her teachers. She got interested because the camp’s themes are linked to science and technology.
“Science is my most preferred subject at school. As a young science student, I would like to put my scientific knowledge into practice to evaluate my ability to solve problems with scientific approach,” says Christiana, who likes to make new friends and learn new things.
During the camp, she would like to use the scientific approach to find solutions to global problems with other young people.
“My focus is on contributing to the very best of my abilities. I am hoping MY Camp will give me more insights into the research I have done during MY Camp application.”
For the second phase of the application process for MY Camp’s Water theme group, Christiana assessed the risks of pharmaceuticals and personal care products for the environment.
“Actually, what made me interested in the water project were the critical challenges the world faces when it comes to protecting water bodies from harmful pollutants and making it safe for effective utilization, especially in the developing world,” she says.
Christiana’s role model in science is a female Professor of Biochemistry Ewurama Addy from Ghana. Christiana herself is aspiring to build a career in related field, pharmacy, and study on university level in Ghana or in Europe. “In the future, I want to be a mentor to the generation that follows,” she adds.
Like during the previous years, MyScience will introduce each MY Camper and offer news, videos and photos during the Camp. Stay tuned, but in the meantime watch videos and photos from MY Camp 2010 and MY Camp 2011.
Read more about Millennium Youth Camp from Finland’s Science Education Centre LUMA’s website.