Excursion to Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum
Members of the Nana Osae Djan girls club visited the Kwame Nkrumah mausoleum as part of their club activities for 2012.
Girls’ Clubs have proven to be an effective movement in the promotion of girls’ education to raise girls’ aspirations to become future leaders. The clubs are very important communication tools in peer-to-peer and girls-to-community advocacy programmes. Through the clubs, girls acquire the confidence to discuss and solve problems that place them at a disadvantage. They are able to develop their personalities and boost self-assurance and dignity in their communities.
The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum is of great significance because it is the final resting place of the mortal remains of Ghana’s first president, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
Nkrumah was born at Nkroful in the Nzema area and educated in Catholic schools at Half Assin and Achimota.
He received further training in the United States at Lincoln University and at the University of Pennsylvania. Later, in London, Nkrumah became active in the West African Students' Union and the Pan-African Congress.
He was one of the few Africans who participated in the Manchester Congress of 1945 of the Pan-Africanist movement. During his time in Britain, Nkrumah came to know such outspoken anti-colonialists and intellectuals as the West Indian, George Padmore, and the African- American, W.E.B. Du Bois.
On July 1, 1960, Ghana became a republic, and Nkrumah won the presidential election that year.
On the continental level, Kwame Nkrumah sought to unite Africa so that it could defend its international economic interests and stand up against the political pressures from East and West that were a result of the Cold War.
His dream for Africa was a continuation of the Pan-Africanist dream as expressed at the Manchester conference.
Kwame Nkrumah discussed his political views in his numerous writings, especially in Africa Must Unite (1963) and in NeoColonialism (1965). These writings show the impact of his stay in Britain in the mid-1940s.
Dr. Nkrumah's mortal remains and his important personal belongings are kept in a museum specially built for him, 20 years after his death on the same grounds he proclaimed Ghana Independence. This museum is located in the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum.
Kudos! Nana Osae Djan Girls Club Members!!!!!!
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