EUGENIA TACHIE-MENSON

6
Jul

EUGENIA TACHIE-MENSON

Eugenia Tachie-Menson is a passionate educator who stumbled upon social enterprise – armed with a 7 year marketing and communications career in radio in Ghana, she went on to the U.K. to study Communications, Advertising and Marketing with a major in Public Relations. It was while in the UK and nearing the completion of her studies that she stumbled upon the Scripps Spelling Bee (of the USA) and thought it would be great to get it running in Ghana. When she was eventually given the green light by the Scripps National Spelling Bee, she had no office or funds. She operated out of a Toyota Corolla vehicle, with a student volunteer as her assistant. Focused and determined to make the project work, Eugenia set to work quickly and organised her first spelling competition in Ghana with only 30 students; to date, the program has impacted more than 8,000 children.