Welcome to the Personality Show where we get close and personal with the body of PENSA-KNUST. This month we meet our very own student from Computer Committee offering B.A Geography and Rural Development. Let’s get ourselves inspired by what she has for us.
Who is behind Vorsah Edith?
I love to be called Emefa. I am the first of two children. I hail from Mafi-Adidome in the Volta region but resides at Juapong with my parents and sibling. I am twenty-one years of age born on the 8th of January,1997. New Covenant Preparatory School was where I had my basic school. Afterwards, went to Dorfor Senior High school (DORSEC), all in Juapong, and finally here in KNUST reading B.A Geography and Rural Development. I am an affiliate of Queen’s Hall but I didn’t reside there in first year. I love being alone sometimes, so, people see me to be too quiet a person, but it isn’t so because I am also happy when I am around friends. I laugh a lot.
Share with us your experience in the second cycle institution?
SHS was an interesting place. I was the very shy type back in JHS, so I wondered how I was going to cope in SHS where I am going to meet a lot of people as compared to JHS where we were few. But it just happened that I wasn’t shy anymore as time went by after I was admitted into secondary school. I remembered the very first day I stood in front of the whole school to read my manifesto as an Attire Prefect. I could also remember when the assistant headmaster was really surprised and commended me, a very smallish girl seizing unprescribed belt from the big boys in the school back then and he thought I will be beaten after school closes. I was popularly known in the school especially amongst my year mates. I wasn’t consistently going for PENSA and SU meetings because I was a day student, but I mostly went to my mother church on Sundays and Youth meetings. I was the Second-In-Command for DORSEC Army Cadet Corps.
Through all my years till SHS, my dream was to be in a Nursing Training College, but after SHS, this dream was quenched when I got the opportunity to apply for Mastercard Foundation Scholarship here in KNUST and by God’s grace, I had it, and that is why I am here. As I said earlier, I didn’t stay in the hall for first year because of the beneficiaries of Mastercard foundation; I had to stay in Brunei Hostel for first year.
Vorsah Edith, kindly tell us about B.A Geography and Rural Development.
Geography is an all-encompassing discipline that seeks an understanding of the earth and its human and natural complexities. People think Geography is all about rocks, mountains, and water bodies, but it goes beyond the study of humans and how they relate with their environment. Geography has two branches; physical and human geography. There is an argument whether Geography is a science because science deals with processes. The physical geography deals with the process involved in the formation of rocks, mountains, water bodies and some other features of the earth surface, but the human aspect talks about how human relates with the environment. Because humans are unpredictable and change all the time, it isn’t therefore considered as a science.
How has campus been from first year to third year?
Campus till now has been a very nice place. First year, I had very few friends but as time went by, I got to make new friends especially in church. Academic life has not been easy but with constant studying, I get to abreast myself with them and by God’s grace things are going on well. I have also built myself spiritually on campus learning from the ministrations in church and daily studying of the word of God. So far, campus has been a lively place.
What can you tell us about PENSA-KNUST?
PENSA-KNUST is a very beautiful and amazing family. I meet new people day in-day out in PENSA. PENSA has so much lovely people that will make you feel at home. Their advice and encouragement will make you not turn back on Christ but increase your faith. Talking about the ministrations, I’m being impacted in all. I am so much blessed to be part of this family.
Amongst all the committees, why did you decide to choose Computer committee?
The flash of the camera drew me to Computer committee. In first year, I wasn’t that active in the activities of the church, until I met former President, Elder Joshua Avornyo whom the Holy Spirt through him made me fall in love with the activities of the church. He is such a wonderful and great friend. So, in second year I joined the Bible Study Committee, but later on went to Computer Committee because of my passion for photography and that makes me a prodigal daughter of the Bible Study Committee.
What is your take on this year’s theme and focus?
Becoming like Christ: As believers, our ultimate goal is to be like Christ. So, in all we do as Christians of the faith, our actions, speeches and thoughts ought to imitate that of Christ and we shall see His glory one day.
Abiding in His word: For us to be like Christ, we have to know who He is. We can’t become like someone whom we know nothing about. So, reading, studying, and applying His word in our daily life is what will make us become like Him.
Which part of the Bible really speaks to you?
James 1:9, “believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high positions.” It tells me that, I shouldn’t worry so much about a time when I have nothing, and that God will provide at His appointed time, there, I will be glad and rejoice.
Who is your favourite Bible character?
Esther. The character of Esther speaks humility to me. It teaches me to be humble everywhere in any situation I find myself. Esther being prepared by the palace attendant before meeting the King listened and paid full attention to whatever was being taught her. She wasn’t proud about herself that she was going to see the King and so will disrespect anyone but humbled herself to be taught. This should we learn from her good qualities by being humble and listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit who is preparing us to meet Christ.
Who is your favorite member/leader in PENSA-KNUST?
For the leaders I like all because of their zeal and passion they have for the work of God but Osei Frimpong Clemet (Astro boy) is my favorite. He is a father, a brother and a friend to me. I love being around him because he advices, encourages and inspires me a lot. He is such an amazing person
Who inspires you?
My mom. I have a lot to say about her but all I could say now is, she is the one who has sacrificed her all for me to be where I am today and that has posed a challenge to me to do more in life.
Which sporting activity do you enjoy and what do you enjoy during your leisure time?
I enjoy watching sporting activities. Just that, I don’t engage myself in most of them, but currently, I bike. So, I have joined a biking club on campus called De-Bikers Club GH. I watch movies and read books during my leisure time.
What is your mission and vision in life?
I envision to be fully matured in Christ, own a photography studio and become a philanthropist.
My mission is to daily abide in God’s word, study and work hard in attaining my vision.
How did you become born again?
Though I didn’t go to church every Sunday, I didn’t know much about Christ then. So, it was my mathematics teacher back in JHS who used to teach me about Christ, that drew me to a realization that I’ve got to dedicate my life to Christ. So, I accepted Christ as my Lord and personal savior and got baptized.
What should we expect from you in the next 5 years?
To have finished with my degree, national service and working in a high reputable company.
Are you in a relationship?
What is your take on people who are single on campus and feel anxious about it?
One shouldn’t be anxious about being single, if he or she isn’t ready to be in a relationship. Singlehood is a blessing and it helps you to prepare yourself to be mature before entering into a relationship. So, one should just be him or herself and wait patiently.
What do you look out for in your future spouse?
Basically, a faithful and God-fearing person. He should be handsome, tall and intelligent. He should also be understanding and supportive.
What’s your motivational quote in life?
Be yourself and don’t compare yourself to anyone because the sun, moon and the stars have their own time to shine.
Please do you have any testimony to share with us?
I am a living testimony.
Do you have any proposal for PENSA-KNUST/ improvement you want to see?
The Music and Drama Committee should find a way to learn and sing in other languages like Ewe, Ga and the others.
What advice do you have for the youth?
We should be content with what we have and who we are. Also, we should love what we do especially, in the house of the Lord.
Thank you very much for your time. God bless you too.