DCM Nicole A. Chulick Boeing Event
“Our Future-Tomorrow Innovators” Program
Wednesday, June 15, 2022| 13:00
- Honorable Minister of Education
- Honorable Minister of Communications and Digitalization
- Honorable Minister of Business Development
- Boeing President, Middle East, Turkey & Africa, and Boeing Senior Leadership
- National Youth Authority CEO
- National Entrepreneurship Innovation Program Leadership
- INJAZ Al-Arab, and JA Africa
- Ghanaian government officials
- Members of the Diplomatic Corps
- Distinguished guests
I am pleased to be here with you today to celebrate the launch of Boeing’s “Our Future: Tomorrow’s Innovator” program. Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company and the United States’ single largest exporter, has taken the initiative to invest in the future of Ghana today.
The U.S. Embassy is proud of this effort to create pathways for Ghanaian youth to excel in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math through programs at every educational level. Boeing’s program will start at the earliest stages of education, emphasizing math competency in kindergarten. The program will increase the number of Ghanaians who will be prepared for good-paying, cutting-edge, STEM-related industry jobs.
I am reminded of the Ghanaian proverb that says, “It is the human being that counts. I call gold; it does not answer. I call cloth; it does not answer. It is the human being that counts.” Today, with this investment, Boeing is clearly saying, “It is the human being that counts!”
Boeing is leveraging its people, partnerships, and know-how, to help Ghanaian youth firmly grasp opportunities in STEM. And with STEM opportunities can also come STEM careers. Through partnerships with JA Africa and INJAZ Al-Arab, Boeing is not only making investments in the people of Ghana, but across Africa in Nigeria, Tanzania, Madagascar, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mauritania, and Sudan. Sub-Saharan Africa can also join us in saying, “It is the human being that counts!”
The United States Government is Ghana’s long-term partner in democracy, development, education, trade, security, and public health. We are pleased to support Ghana’s rise as an economic and regional leader. We are also pleased to see American companies making investments here. Not just business investments, but investments in Ghana’s greatest resource: its people.
To our friends at Boeing, I say Ayekoo. Well done! Thank you for this investment in the future of Ghana.