OWUSU Sarpong Adutwumwaa (Adu) is a Kufuor Scholar majoring in Political Science and Religion at the University of Ghana, Legon.  As a recipient of the former Ghanaian President’s foundation for aspiring future African leaders, Adu participated in last year’s BXAI Summer Program in Japan.

Adu felt that in a world where “nationalism” is being prioritized over “patriotism”, platforms like the BXAI Summer Program could push future leaders towards a healthier direction by encouraging communication across regions.  In particular, Adu greatly valued the time she had to interact with her group members, who spoke to her about the social issues that they often could not discuss in depth during the lectures.