Christian David Kpondehou ’18
Empowering the individual through skill building, education, and value-driven action are things David has been passionate about for a long time. He always welcomes new opportunities to learn. As Stacey Simmons said: “Never stop learning because life never stop teaching”. Otherwise, he is ready to share his experience with others.
With scientific background at high school, he studied English linguistics, transport and logistics with two years in business school. After being involved in business consultation for Japanese companies to implement new business in his country, he has discovered some important values shared by Japanese companies which could contribute to his goals of running business with multinational companies in order to solve youth employment problems, poverty and contribute to Africa’s development.
When he heard about the Awaji Youth federation program and the opportunity it is offering, he found it close to his dream and consequently applied being motivated by two main reasons. First, contributing to the revitalization of Awaji Island, and after meeting success make it a model to apply in my country rural area development. Secondly, the program appeared to be a good opportunity to reach his future goals of running business with multinational companies toward his country and Africa in general.
Currently, David works within the Voice of AYF project team which goal is to promote the Awaji Youth Federation both in Japan and abroad. David found the VOA mission fulfilling since he has natural networking skills and that will lay the foundation for his future goal.