#TalentedTuesday: Godfrey Yeboah Amoah, Vagicare Konsult
This blog was originally published on the FB page of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Ghana
On today’s #TalentedTuesday we feature Godfrey Yeboah Amoah, a 28-year-old medical laboratory scientist with a strong background in clinical microbiology, biochemistry, histotechnology, hematology and an interest in social entrepreneurship.He completed his Bachelors of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology from the University of Cape Coast in 2016 and has acquired certificates from British Council Jobs for youth Migration and Employment, Ghana-Netherlands New Business Challenge and Reproductive health issues from Global Health eLearning Centre.
Currently, Godfrey works as a medical laboratory scientist at the University of Cape Coast Hospital. He has previously worked with Life sciences medical Centre, Email Memorial Hospital and has taught at the Ghana Education service.Godfrey is the founder of Vagicare Konsult, a female-focused social enterprise that creates sustainable solutions to feminine reproductive health problems. Vagicare Konsult engages in the production of reusable cloth sanitary pad using local fabrics, mobile laboratory that screens reproductive infections and reproductive health education, especially on vaginal health. His business seeks to help achieve universal access to reproductive health under sustainable development goal 3.
What was your motivation to start your business?
‘I started Vagicare Konsult with the vision to create sustainable solutions to feminine reproductive health problems such as lack of menstrual accessories for school going girls in low-income areas, unwanted pregnancy, unsafe abortion and sexually transmitted infections. We hope our services will not only improve reproductive health but facilitates economic development of females.’
What makes your business approach unique?
‘Our unique business approach is creating solutions to high reproductive problems that are sustainable and can be delivered at the doorstep of our clients with affordability. As a female-focused and social enterprise, 80% of our staffs are females with the funds generated from the business being used to provide similar services for females in deprived communities.
Who inspires you and why?
‘The football manager, Jose Mourinho, inspires me a lot. The rise of Jose Mourinho from a translator to a world-class football manager always reminds me of the importance of dedication to craft learning process, vision, action, hardworking and time investment in personal development.’
What kind of advice would you give to other young entrepreneurs?
‘My advice would be that the world is full of ideas, but success only comes with vision, action, and time. The backbone of every entrepreneur is his/her vision. Vision keeps you directed on an intended path. The best way to get started is to stop talking and start working. Without action, success cannot be created. And lastly, everyone was once a beginner so don’t be afraid to invest time in your company as a young entrepreneur.’Very inspiring, Godfrey. Keep on the good work!
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