Winifred Elorm Abotsi

It is another exciting episode on your weekly personality show where we are up close and personal with the body of PENSA-KNUST. Here’s an exclusive one-on-one interview with an elegant lady from the Prayer Committee, you can’t wait to read to the end, keep scrolling!

Who is behind Miss Elorm?

Winifred Elorm Abotsi is my name; first out of 3 siblings, the only lady as well. I went to Deep Run High School in the United States, Virginia. Currently the Africa Hall President offering Business Administration majoring in Logistics and Supply Chain Management; 3rd year. I also hold a diploma in Center of Information and Technology which is part of Deep Run High School. I am woman of little words, meaning I do more than I speak. I don’t really like talking about myself. I am humble and down to earth. I believe that we’re all one so whoever we meet is also part of you, thus we have treat everyone the way we want to be treated.

Share with us your experience in the second cycle institution.

It was very challenging pulling through different environment and also a different system, but God being so good I was able to go through all that. Being one of the very few blacks in the school, I had to pull my weight regardless of the notion that the blacks do not have anything in their country thus seek refuge with them. It meant spending more hours studying to do better.

Miss Elorm, kindly tell us about your programme of study.

Business Administration, I chose this programme because I grew up with parents who were business minded. I want to own my own businesses because I don’t want to work for anyone. Logistics and Supply Chain Management because I want to take it to an international level and I believe it would open more business opportunity to me.

Why KNUST?

I wanted a place far from home, besides my dad also schooled here. I turned down my admission to Ashesi, Legon was not even an option at all. I believe God has a plan for us all

How has life been on campus being in your third year?

So far so good. First year I was very excited being here because I didn’t actually study in Ghana; I felt the sense of being at home. So I involved myself in almost all the campus activities and in Africa Hall as well. I contested for the Domite Pearl in 2015 and I was gracefully crowned as Miss Domite Pearl 2016. In 2016, I contested for the Africa Hall President and won 2017. Currently I am aspiring to be the SRC President 2018/2019.

What do you have to say about PENSA-KNUST?

It is a form of association that is very loyal, loyal in the sense that we are one. It’s a very big family where I feel a sense of belongingness. I feel things are very organized in relation to the various committees. Every part of the committees is working to make PENSA what it is now. We strive to make what seem very difficult seem easy. eg. The church building at new site

Which committee do you belong to?

Prayer Committee

Amongst all the committees, why Prayer Committee?

I come from a very prayerful family. Juanita Bynum, my role model, is very prayerful. I believe that day in day out we’ll need prayer because it’s food for the soul.

What is your take on this year’s theme and focus?

Walking in the will of God; I believe we are not here on our own doing so day in day out we have to walk in the path of that we feel draws us closer to God, which is the will of God.

Abounding in Good works; we are all one and that we need each other in every way. That means if I do good in a way since we are all one it affects myself and everyone as well.

The whole bible which part really speaks to you?

John 1:1 …” In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God” (ESV)

Who is your favourite Bible character?

Esther, I believe she’s a woman who had strong faith in God. Looking at my life Esther seems to be my motivation

Which sporting activity do you enjoy? And any additional hobbies?

I enjoy playing football and basketball but love to play badminton. I enjoy listening to motivational speakers as well.

What is your vision and mission in life?

My vision is to become the next SRC president. My mission is to get many people to believe into the vision and getting everyone to help me in the campaign.

How did you become born again?

The turning point in my life was at the age of 11. At that point I felt my life had changed for good, I knew I had to be responsible for my actions. There was an alter call in church, I went up and gave my life to Christ.

What should we expect from you in the next 5 years?

My first 2 businesses should be in the process of being worldwide and building a healthcare service. I should be married with 4 kids.

Are you in a relationship?

Yes

What makes him attractive to you?

His zeal in building a future and the fact that we both understand a successful future. His love and zeal for God.

What’s your motivation in life?

The fact that I want a life where I feel that everything will be okay. I want it to manifest, that in every aspect of my life I will mature especially the spiritual aspect which balances the rest which is the health, financial, emotional and relationship.

Please do you have any testimony to share with us?

During the 2nd semester, my father was taking my junior brother to school. Whiles driving, they got hit by a car from behind. Their car somersaulted several times. God being so good, nothing happened to them. I bless God for their lives.

What has been the most memorable day in your life?

I put my mind to it to go to college without paying fees. And God being so good, my mother went to the hospital for the school I applied for which was Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). While the doctor typed her name into the database, my name came with hers because of the same last names and the doctor told her that her daughter has a full scholarship; only for us to go to the administration to find out that it was true. Though I was believing and having the faith that it has already happened, it really happening makes me believe that my God is always with me and will always give me what I need.

Any advice for the youth?

We should always be careful what we say to ourselves and others because it really comes to pass.

What improvement do you want to see in PENSA- KNUST?

More advancement in the supernatural and miraculous

Any requests to the church?

The leaders should continue their good works.

Thank you very much for your time. God bless you.