3 Kufuor Scholars Awarded

A project by three Kufuor Scholars seeking to encourage good menstrual hygiene in rural Ghana has been awarded $5,000 startup funds, at the 2018 Clinton Global Initiative University conference in the USA.
“We must make sure our young people have hope, our future is in their hands.”

H.E. John A. Kufuor

Welcome to Kufour Scholars Program

The Kufuor Scholars Program (KSP) is one of the burgeoning initiatives of the John A. Kufuor Foundation. The Initiative is strategically underpinned by the principles of the leadership development commitment of the Foundation.

Our Vision 

We envision a future where effective and accountable leadership facilitates and ensures sustainable development.

This vision, which is informed by the dream and vast experiences of H.E John Agyekum Kufuor, former President of the Republic of Ghana and founder of the John A Kufuor Foundation, is grounded in his conviction that good leadership holds the key to good governance and sustainable development in Africa.

The Kufuor Scholars Program has been established to serve as the vehicle for preparing and grooming young people of today to become transformational leaders of tomorrow for Ghana and Africa.

Our Mission

To prepare young people to become catalysts for sociopolitical and economic transformation through effective leadership in their chosen fields of endeavor.


Core Values

The program is guided by the core values of transparency, accountability, equity, inclusion, fairness, and commitment to excellence.

The Kufuor Scholar is expected to place high premium on the following values: integrity, honesty, patriotism, nationalism, and commitment to ethical behavior at all times.

Goals of the Kufuor Scholars’ Program

The Kufuor Scholars Program has been designed to achieve the overarching and long-term goals of The John A. Kufuor Foundation, which are to promote:

  • Effective Leadership: Recognizing the central role of leadership in the development of societies, the program seeks to prepare young people to become transformational leaders by offering specialized and programmed leadership training, mentoring and coaching, and experiential activities.
  • Good Governance: The Scholars are nurtured to embrace good democratic governance as a developmental imperative and the framework for achieving social cohesion and peaceful co-existence.
  • Socio-Economic Development: The Scholars are primed to be change agents who seek to transform the socioeconomic circumstance of Ghana and Africa and contribute to advancing the wellbeing of society.

Program Objectives

The Kufuor Scholars Program has the overarching objective of mentoring a critical mass of future change agents;  leaders imbued with a strong sense of patriotism; leaders who are innovative, problem solvers, creative thinkers and knowledgeable professionals in their respective fields of endeavor. These leaders will be trailblazers, whose hallmark will be both success and excellence in national development. Specifically, the program seeks to:


  • Cultivate the next crop of transformational leaders; who are patriotic, selfless and community-oriented.
  • Empower young scholars with ethical problem solving skills and creative thinking skills towards success in their respective careers and leadership roles for national development.
  • Guide young scholars to become agents of social change for political tolerance, ethnic and religious co-existence, and national orientation for sustainable development.


Kufuor Scholars Program graduates its Pioneer set

The pioneer set of Kufuor Scholars’ Program (KSP)of the John Agyekum Kufuor Foundation (JAK Foundation) were Monday inducted as KSP Alumni, during the Graduation/passing out...


The pioneering class of the Kufuor Scholars Program will be graduated on Monday, September 24 at the forecourt of the John A. Kufuor Foundation.

This marks the culmination of a three year leadership training process which began in 2016. A total of 16 scholars will graduate at the ceremony.

BXAI Summer Program 2018

Two members of the Kufuor Scholars Program (KSP), Esther Spio and Aaron Atimpe, are currently in China for the 2018 BXAI Summer Program. The program is an annual gathering of students from around the world to deliberate on important topics while learning skills to take on global challenges. The out-of-classroom setting coupled with a rich base of influential global leaders and resource persons provide the participants experiential learning opportunities. The KSP Scholars share their experiences after their first week in China;


Yaw Oku-Ampofo Anakwah, a pioneer Kufuor Scholar and a student of the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) has won an award in the Sanitation Technology Challenge...


In recognition of the outstanding and exemplary work in leadership training by the John A. Kufuor Foundation, GHS Housing Limited donated one hundred (100) copies of the book 10...


  “We are grossly handicapped and if we must leapfrog to development, our leaders must be taught not only politics, but all other spheres of life”-...

JAK Foundation inaugurates Kufuor Scholars

A ceremony has been held at the forecourt of the John Agyekum Kufuor Foundation, Cantonments to induct the 2018 batch for the Kufuor Scholars Programme. The ceremony, which was...

You Can Be a President on the Farm – President Kufuor tells the Youth

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has challenged the youth to aspire to be transformational leaders to change the circumstance of Ghana and Africa for the better. “The future...

Kufuor Foundation awards scholarship to 20 tertiary students

The John A. Kufuor Foundation (JAKF), a non-profit making organisation, has awarded scholarship to 20 students of various tertiary institutions across the country to undergo a...

Kufuor Scholars Plant Trees on World Environment Day

The 2017 Class of Kufuor Scholars, currently attending the annual Leadership Camp in the small town of Bantama in Sene West District of the Brong Ahafo Region, celebrated World...


A lecture on “Leadership in Africa: The way forward” was held at the Jophus Anamoah Mensah Conference Center at the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), on 23 March 2018....


Kumasi, 28 April 2018. The Kufuor Scholars Program has launched the Cell Not Hell project at the forecourt of the Kumasi Central Prisons. The project was initiated by fellows of...

Kufuor Scholars

Josephine Asiedu

Josephine Asiedu

University of Science & Technology

JOSEPHINE ASIEDU is a student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology studying Bsc.Petroleum Engineering.
She comes from Aburi in the Eastern region.

Her dream is to be a Reservoir engineer,Global Business Woman and a Philanthropist.

She loves to read,write and offer services to humanity, taking advantage of every opportunity to make a greater impact.

Philip Semexa

Philip Semexa

University of Science & Technology

PHILIP SEMEXA hails from Agbakope in the Volta region of Ghana.

He is passionate about influencing the world positively through a selfless transformational leadership.

Currently, he is a student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology studying BA. Economics.

He aspires to become a Development Economist, an Entrepreneur, an inspirational Speaker and a Philanthropist

Denderi Mohammed Zeinab

Denderi Mohammed Zeinab

University of Development Studies

DENDERI Comes from Bunkpurugu in the Northern region.

She is analytical and has good interpersonal relationship skills. She loves to make impact in her community and loves to challenge herself with leadership roles.

She looks forward to become a Lawyer.

She is currently at University for Development Studies studying BSc Social Change Communication.