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#iwant2work4africa – World Bank Social Media Intern Hunt

I checked my mentions out this morning and my colleague youth advocate @seedeblay had mentioned @WorldBankAfrica and I – I smiled and knew I had to make a move, i tweeted with the hashtag #iwant2work4Africa so must you if you really have Africa at heart, are a social media expert/enthusiast and meet the other requirements too. 🙂

To help the World Bank Africa team do more to reduce poverty and create opportunity for the people of Africa, the World Bank’s Africa team is looking for two social media interns who are creative, smart, and committed to excellence.

These paid interns will join the World Bank’s Africa Communications unit, a team of hardworking professionals, who love Africa and want to see it thrive and grow.

If you love Africa and are willing to work hard, go join the team! The World Bank Group is an international development bank that works for a world free of poverty, with opportunity for all.

The World Bank works in 48 nations on the continent, putting our expertise, know-how, and financing behind the development plans of African countries and the communities themselves. Modern strategic communications are vital to the World Bank’s development mission in Africa.

Get Started

  • Follow @WorldBankAfrica or @BM_Afrique and tweet your response to this phrase: #iwant2work4africa because…
  • Based on your response and if you make it to round 2, you will be sent a Direct Message with additional instructions

What You’ll Receive

  • An internship at World Bank headquarters in Washington DC
  • A monthly stipend

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Conceptualizing new ways for the World Bank Africa to engage in social networks
  • Adding a more “social layer” to the World Bank Africa’s corporate websites
  • Helping manage blogs
  • Writing social media press releases
  • Tweeting from @WorldBankAfrica and @BM_Afrique
  • Engaging with fans on the World Bank Africa Facebook pages and Livestream channel
  • Sharing World Bank-produced multimedia, blogs, and other material on social networks

You Should Apply If…

  • You’re a student currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree university program, or the equivalent
  • You have a deep knowledge and understanding of social media tools – including bookmarking, tagging, tweeting, blogging, etc. – and you use them regularly
  • You’re an excellent writer
  • You speak English or French fluently

For more information, contact africateam@worldbank.org  or WorldBanksite!

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Posted by on January 21, 2013 in Ghanabakwamena Zone!, Issues!

 

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Meet Theo Pencil!

Born on the 5th of may 1993 and raised in Accra, Ghana. Theo attended firm foundation senior high school a private institution in Ghana. His name is Theophilus Boateng Kwaku Sarpong but popularly known as Theo pencil.

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He discovered his talent as an artist at the age of eight years when he used to draw cartoons just for fun. Theo pencil advanced as a pencil artist at the early ages of seventeen as a self-taught artist, he is good in color works but most of his master piece arts are in pencil which inspires him allot.
At the age of nineteen, Theo pencil made presentations of realistic portraits to some popular personalities such as: Nana Akuffo Addo and honorable Shirley Ayorko Botwe.

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Theo gives to Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo!

Its amazing Theo never took any art lesson or classes. He mostly works on human figures. At the age of nineteen, he also made realistic portraits of some world’s famous personalities like:

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Barack Obama

Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan

The late president of the republic of Ghana John Evans Atta Mills:

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The late Prof. J.E Atta Mills

and many familiar faces, not forgetting few paid-for ones…lols!

Theo's doing :)

Theo’s doing 🙂

Theo pencil enjoys listening to music whenever he creates his work of art, it relaxes him and also serves as a source of entertainment! He doesn’t use more than fifteen hours to complete a portrait within a single day. He’s fast at it- very professional-

Theo at work!

Theo at work!

Need a portrait of you? don’t hesitate to get in touch with Theophilus on: 0543457132 or 0543991957.

 
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Posted by on January 13, 2013 in Ghanabakwamena Zone!, Issues!

 

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Self-Publishing & Entrepreneurship Summit

Understanding the Business Side of Authoring, Speaking & Entrepreneurship

Who should attend: speakers, journalists, pastors, lecturers, teachers, professionals, young entrepreneurs, poets, writers, authors,  entrepreneurial-minded people, arts students of tertiary institutions, anyone looking for alternate source of income, etc

What you will discover: how to – put your ideas into books, writing skills, finding your voice, public speaking skills , amazon bestselling author secrets, becoming a bestselling author, publishing options, how to profit from your speaking and get booked, building an online brand, successful blogging tips, personal and business branding techniques, social media secrets, marketing techniques, monetizing your passions, podcasting skills, starting a business, sources of funding for business start-ups, selling of ideas, developing multiple streams of income, personal and professional development skills.

Resource Persons/Speakers:

1. Samuel Jonathan (Public Speaking Coach, Centre For Public Speaking)

2. John Armah (Speaker/ Entrepreneur, Ghana Centre for Entrepreneurship Employment& Innovation)

3. Ben Boateng (Entrepreneur/Transformational Coach, General Manager, Lexta Ghana Limited)

4.  Neil Armstrong-Mortagbe (Marketer, Management Professional)

5Ekow Mensah (Entrepreneur, The African Network of Entrepreneurs)

6. Bernard Kelvin Clive (Author, Speaker)

 Other resource persons:

1. Kobby Blay (Social Media Tips)

2. Cecil GhanabaKwamena (Social Media Expert)

Rate: 50GH¢ Includes Lunch and Training Certificate, Audio CDs, Ebooks,

Rate: 30GH¢ for Students (Call to reserve your ticket now! + 233 249540576, + 233 208106494.)

Venue: Christ the King Conference Hall,

Date::  February 23rd 2013

Time: 11 AM

“No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he’d only had good intentions – he had money too” ~ Margaret Thatcher

– Find out how to turn your intentions/ideas into products/profit (brands, business, books) … Register today!!!

 
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Posted by on January 12, 2013 in Issues!

 

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Join The Movement! #Y4CARMMA

Join The Movement! #Y4CARMMA

 
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Posted by on January 12, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Fighting Cancer

Rendezvous with life

After a long gap, I’m writing a new Blog post. It’s the New Year and 2012 ended on a sad note for me.
Having lost my Mother to cancer, my dreams came crumbling down. Life seems clueless but I have to bring it back on track.
I want to do my best to spread awareness on the killer disease that can devastate the individual and the family.

When the news of my Mother’s illness broke, I was reduced to tears. I cried buckets and still do. It was my Mum’s spirit to fight cancer and her positive attitude to life, that made me stronger. But, the disease overpowered my Mum’s willpower and determination.

I urge all women to make health the top most priority in their life. No doubt, a woman is the pillar of strength to her family but health is vital.
A woman’s body is ever changing. Despite…

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Posted by on January 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

 
 
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