CRS Speakers Tour Thomas Awiapo

You’re invited!
Thursday, February 21st
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

in the Community Room

BenU Mesa will be hosting Thomas Awiapo, a Ghanan native and recipient of assistance from Catholic Relief Services. Mr. Awiapo was orphaned at an early age, and it was through Catholic Relief Services that he was given a hand up out of poverty. He is now a speaker sharing his story with anyone who will listen. 

This event is sponsored by the Diocese of Phoenix and Catholic Relief Services.


Thomas Awiapo tells a truly inspiring story of survival and success. Growing up in a small African village in Ghana, Thomas was orphaned before the age of ten and left on his own to struggle for survival. He was the second of four brothers; his youngest two brothers died of malnutrition and lack of care.

His search for food led him to an elementary school, where he was fed a small meal every day. He survived, studied, and eventually won scholarships to attend college. He later earned a master’s degree from California State University.

Today, Thomas works with Catholic Relief Services as a consultant and integral part in bringing global solidarity. He lives in Ghana with his wife and four children. His story of initiative and his joyful presence has brought inspiration to thousands of people in the U.S.


Ghana has achieved recognition by the international community as a democratic and economic leader in Africa but widespread poverty still exists off the beaten path.

Catholic Relief Services Ghana works with the Ghanaian people to tackle poverty with a holistic approach, including projects that improve child and maternal health, increase access to clean water and sanitation, scale up farm production, and enhance community level savings and lending.

 

To learn more about the country or to hear personal accounts of CRS’ work in India, check out CRS in Ghana and the CRS Rice Bowl Stories of Hope.

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CRS Speakers Tour Thomas Awiapo
Mesa Branch Campus
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Event Details

CRS Speakers Tour Thomas Awiapo

Date: February 21

Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: BenU Mesa

Contact: Rob Curtis    (480) 878-6720    rcurtis@ben.edu

Event Description:

BenU Mesa will be hosting Thomas Awiapo, a Ghanan native and recipient of assistance from Catholic Relief Services. Mr. Awiapo was orphaned at an early age, and it was through Catholic Relief Services that he was given a hand up out of poverty. He is now a speaker sharing his story with anyone who will listen. 

This event is sponsored by the Diocese of Phoenix and Catholic Relief Services.

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Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Location: Gillett Hall

Contact: Alan Daniels    (602) 888-5504    adaniels@ben.edu

Event Description:

Experience BenU Mesa First-Hand.

Chat with a faculty member for your major. Get a financial aid assessment tailored to your needs. Meet other students. Check out beautiful downtown Mesa.

Every Friday, we make time to meet with students like you who are preparing for their college experience. Schedule your visit today and find out more about what makes BenU Mesa a place where you can grow as a person while you prepare to lead in your career.

What to expect during your visit:

  • A campus tour given by one of our current students
  • The opportunity to meet the faculty and Student Life staff who help to make the BenU Mesa experience unique
  • An individual meeting with your Admissions Counselor to discuss your goals and plans, including:
    • Your college major and developing your future career
    • Financial aid and scholarships available to you
    • Student activities and athletics to pursue your interests
    • Campus ministry and service work at BenU Mesa

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Date: March 01

Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: Gillett Hall

Contact: Alan Daniels    (602) 888-5504    adaniels@ben.edu

Event Description:

Experience BenU Mesa First-Hand.

Chat with a faculty member for your major. Get a financial aid assessment tailored to your needs. Meet other students. Check out beautiful downtown Mesa.

Every Friday, we make time to meet with students like you who are preparing for their college experience. Schedule your visit today and find out more about what makes BenU Mesa a place where you can grow as a person while you prepare to lead in your career.

What to expect during your visit:

  • A campus tour given by one of our current students
  • The opportunity to meet the faculty and Student Life staff who help to make the BenU Mesa experience unique
  • An individual meeting with your Admissions Counselor to discuss your goals and plans, including:
    • Your college major and developing your future career
    • Financial aid and scholarships available to you
    • Student activities and athletics to pursue your interests
    • Campus ministry and service work at BenU Mesa

Click here to schedule your visit!

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