Eugene Osei Denkyi is a graduate of the University of Cape Coast; he currently combines Teaching with Entrepreneurship. Eugene says…
It had been my desire to work on documentaries to address problems facing our communities and encourage people to work towards solving these problems. Then I was asked by my supervisor at work to organise a program on World Food Day (the theme was on food wastage). This program was going to take all my time, so at first I was reluctant to take it up especially because I found it to be an undue pressure and hardwork. But then just as I planned to tell my supervisor that “I can’t embark on this program” Mr. Egyir posted the Step 6 of the ‘8-Step Creative Thinking Process’ as part of Zing4Life! Part 1; then followed the story about the charcoal bit, I became motivated; I started entertaining inspired thoughts in my mind. I decided to take up the challenge; then I saw the opportunity embedded in the work given to me. I then decided to embark on demo documentary; something I had been dreaming about for years.
Well my school was going to fund this project so I started applying the Step 7 by showing gratitude for the support I was given. In fact I was surprised I couldn’t see the hidden blessing in this work given me until the Zing4Life! principles came in. Lastly I started organising the inspired thoughts and ideas I was conceiving, into definite plans. I gracefully embarked on a mini project.
It was a small project but I learnt a lot, at least I now have a real experience on documentary. The adventure was real; I have decided to make it my project every year to investigate into food wastage at every stage of the food supply chain and inspire the youth to brainstorm to find solution to this problem in order for us to get enough to feed hungry people in our community, nation and the world as a whole.
Thank you Dave for zing4life. I am grateful!