AUCC student wins 2016/2017 databank leadership & excellence awards
An ex-student of the African University College of Communication (AUCC), Ishaq Abubakar Zico Newton has been adjudged the Databank Leadership & Excellence Awards winner for 2016/2017.
The honor was an acknowledgement of his immense contributions that helped in solving critical issues confronting the society through implementation of various developmental projects.
The awards, an initiative of Databank seeks to recognize deserving students within various institutions across the country annually for their selfless service(s) that has brought relief and shaped the life of so many deprived people in the Ghanaian society.
This year’s award witness 3 students each representing 5 tertiary institutions in country. The schools include; University of Ghana Medical School, Central University College, Pentecost University, University of Education, Winneba and the African University College of Communication.
Out of the 3 representatives, one person was selected as a winner from each school which saw Ishaq Abubakar Zico Newton, a representative of the AUCC honored for his hard work and dedication towards improving the lives of disadvantaged children within the society.
For his award, King Zico was handed a cheque of GH¢ 1,000.00 to aid him towards successful implementation and execution of his six months annual Read Camp Project which has won him the honor.
In addition, his name was added to the special Leadership and Excellence Award (LEA) Alumni list which automatically guarantees him access to free mentorship support including other opportunities towards the enhancement of his career prowess.
The annual read camp project is a 2 week literacy program designed to help increase the knowledge of students in reading and writing and to engage them in learning beyond the classroom which Ishaq Abubakar Newton is already using to touch lives.
It targets young people in the Upper primary and Junior High Schools in the country.
Under the project, participants will be taken through reading and writing as well as basic internet surfing, tutorials for research purpose enabling each participant to be well equipped to access and use information without difficulty.
Ishaq Abubakar Zico Newton, popularly known as “King Zico” also doubles as the Executive Director of the Mother of All Nations Foundation Adompoja, an NGO that seeks to improve on the educational standards of young people in various deprived communities.
King Zico has also established a Charitable Nursery School that is providing the Madina Zongo community (located within the La-Nkwantang-Madina Municipal Assembly) with quality pre-nursery training service which currently boasts of a school population of 180 children.
King Zico’s joy knew no bounds as he quickly took to his Facebook page to express gratitude to the organizers with a message which reads: “Thank you very much Databank Foundation for acknowledging our little contribution to community development. I will say this award is not for me but for us”. “Every one of you out there who has supported in one way or the other just to put smiles on the faces of young people who need them most, you deserve it”.
This is not the first time King Zico has been recognized for his wonderful achievements. He was also the proud recipient of the 2016 Change for Zongo Youth Award for his tireless efforts in raising the next generation of Zongo leaders through education.
He equally picked up the Accra Soup Dinner Award in the early part of 2016 for coming out with one of the best ideas to solve Accra’s problems.
Ishaq Abubakar Zico Newton also received various congratulatory messages on his Facebook wall for such an honorable feat in making AUCC proud.
Source:Ghana/Ghananewsone.com/Joseph Kobla Wemakor