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N/R: Ambassador Sullivan spends time with students of Alhassan Gbanzaba Memorial School

America’s ambassador to Ghana, Her Excellency, Stephanie Sullivan paid a visit to management and students of Alhassan Gbanzaba Memorial School in Tamale in the northern region. She visited bearing gifts for the school.

In her first story for ZAMI REPORTS as a mentee, Balsam Alhassan, a junior high school two student provides a vivid report on Sullivan’s visit.


Ambassador Stephanie Sanders Sullivan is from the United States of America. She grew up in New York City. Her mother was an Art teacher by name Barbara Wood Sanders.  Her father was a geologist by name Dr. John E. Sanders.

Sullivan joined the Peace Corps as a volunteer in her early career stage in D.R Congo where she taught at the Gbanzaboma school. She has worked in the diploma service for thirty five (35)  years. She was inspired to be an ambassador due to her love for people and the desire to support at every point in her life.

Balsam Alhassan reports the ambassador, Her Excellency Sullivan charged the students to take reading seriously. Image by Mr. Lawrence Ahiabor. 

Her Excellency Sullivan visited with Dr. Tony. Dr Tony also worked in Zimbabwe. He was the “only American” in his class, he said. He later moved to California with his parents. Dr. Tony loves playing chess.

“You should keep trying no matter how and what the situation is,” Dr. Tony urged the students.

Her Excellency Sullivan was accompanied by Dr. Tony. He encouraged the students to “believe in themselves and thrive for excellence.” Image by Mr. Lawrence Ahiabor. 

He also said we should not bother about what others think of us but “believe in ourselves.”

Sullivan likes playing the violin. She presented books to the director of the school, Madam Mariama Alhassan. The presentation according to her was triggered by her desire for reading and the enthusiasm to learn exhibited by the students. She also presented some footballs to the school.

Ambassador Sullivan bore gifts that included story-books and footballs for the students during her visit. Image by Mr. Lawrence Ahiabor. 

By: Balsam Alhassan|www.zamireports.com| Tamale.

The writer is a JHS two student of Alhassan Gbanzaba Memorial School in Tamale and the youngest among aspiring journalists under mentorship with ZAMI REPORTS. 

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