A teacher and social worker, Mr. Bernard Joachim Potakey has been appointed Human Rights Ambassador for Youth for Human Rights Africa (YoHRA).
The ICT teacher at Nkwanta Senior High Technical in the Volta Region of Ghana was appointed together with 29 other personalities from across sectors in Ghana.
Speaking at the meeting, Mr. Francis-Xavier Sosu, President of YoHRA, said,”Africans must note that protecting fundamental human rights and freedoms of persons are mandatory and must not be traded in any form”
The celebrated human rights activist told the ambasswords that the mission of YoHRA and its ambassadors “is to serve as a medium to promote and advocate the observance of Foundational Human Rights by the use of National, Regional, African and United Nations Human Rights Instruments”
Speaking to Awake News’ Efo Korsi Senyo, Mr. Bernard Potakey says he sees the Ambassadorial portfolio as honor and a long awaiting opportunity for him to bring the many human rights violations in rural Ghana to the attention of authorities, YoRAH and help fight the cancer.
Mr. Potakey’s efforts in supporting education in rural north of Ghana:
Mr. Potakey has over the years making efforts to support education in the rural north of the Volta Region. In June 2017, donated three (3) avenue seats “lovers bench” to the school the in the Volta Region.
Last year, he organised about 50 students and 10 teachers of the same school to a top hotel in town – Gateway Hotel where the students were taken through how to use the cutlery sets and some Health tips from personnel of the district health directorate.
In 2010, during his national services at Krachi Senior High School, the young philanthropic teachers personally assisted the school in getting 20 brand new computers, UPS, 2 split air conditioners, printer, scanner and an LCD projector for the school the form donation from GIFEC.
He is said to have also assisted Dambai College of Education to establish a relationship with the Ghana India Kofi Annan Center of Excellence in ICT, the current ultra modern signpost at the entrance of the college was a gift from Microsoft Ghana which he lobbied for among other social intervention programs.