On the subject of the GUBA Awards, can you tell us more about GUBA Enterprise?
GUBA Enterprise consists of the GUBA Awards, GUBA Expo, GUBA Foundation and GUBA Careers & Investment Fair. Over the last 5 years, it’s been dedicated to promoting excellence in the African community. As a non-profit organisation, it focuses on enriching the African community in the UK, with the aim of empowerment and growth.
GUBA is an acronym for ‘Ghana UK Based Achievement Awards’. It’s an annual event, dedicated to highlighting and rewarding outstanding achievers.
We encourage young people to work hard and have a positive impact on their communities. It’s endorsed by Boris Johnson, MP Diane Abbot, Mrs Cherie Blair, The British High Commission and Lord Paul Boateng. The next GUBA Awards will take place in June 2019.
“We encourage young people to work hard and have a positive impact on their communities.”
The GUBA Foundation is an initiative that was set up to tackle health issues within the African community. The campaign this year is Infant Mortality.
In Ghana, a new-born baby dies every fifteen minutes due to the lack of incubators and proper hospital equipment. The current campaign aims to raise money to purchase 100 incubators for the affected hospitals and countries.
A previous campaign centred on raising awareness about autism in the African community in the UK. The foundation held several seminars connecting families affected by autism with healthcare professionals and services to try and eradicate the stigma attached to this condition.
The GUBA Expo is a platform for small and medium businesses to exhibit their products/services, whilst also engaging with industry personnel on business growth strategies. The main focus of the expo is to encourage entrepreneurship through various workshops and seminars. The 2016 expo was a platform to recognise and provide opportunities for African small and medium businesses to excel in the UK.
The GUBA Careers and Investment Fair
The GUBA Careers and Investment Fair aims to connect corporate firms in Ghana and Africa with skilled individuals in the UK.