Ghanian Journalist Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng has been awarded the Chevening Scholarship that will allow him to study International Journalism at UK’s Brunel University.
Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing future global leaders.
Ibrahim who is an Ahmadi Muslim by faith is a senior Journalist with Ghana’s Broadcasting Corporation, GBC. He was also awarded the title of “Ambassador Extraordinaire” of Ghana Prisons, by President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana. The award was in recognition of his contribution to the project: ‘The Deplorable Conditions in Ghana’s Prisons.’
In a first ever on Ghana TV, Ibrahim launched a TV series on Ghanian Prisons called “Time with the Prisoner” – where prisoners share their experiences in one-on-one interviews and advise youth to stay away from crime.
Ibrahim also introduced the National Stop Crime Campaign in Ghana and founded the Crime Check Foundation, a crime prevention NGO.
Moreover, he works with Ghana’s Justice department to help individuals who have been wrongly imprisoned for crimes they did not commit. In the past, he has also worked as a consultant for the International Labour Organization .