We caught up with Courage John Meizeh, one of the 2019/2020 beneficiaries of the YellowRose Launch Pad scholarship Scheme recently and below are highlights from our conversation.
Can we meet you please?
My name is Courage John Meizeh
What’s your level of education?
I just took my Waec examination this year 2020 which means I’m already in my last stage of Secondary School(SS3)
That’s great to hear, Congratulations!
Please tell us, how did you hear about YRLP?
I got to know about the Yellow rose launch pad scholarship from parents ,my dad to be precise who was told by a lecturer who resided in Canada.
That’s really interesting for us at YRLP to know. I know that you were delighted to receive the sponsorship, so tell us more about how this has impacted you.
It meant a lot to me and my family as it went a long way of relieving the load on my parents. It also gave me hope of getting more scholarships as I have actually started from somewhere.
We know many young girls shy away from studying Science and Maths, so we would love to know what exactly sparked your interest in STEM?
My interest in STEM was sparked by my desire to do something beneficial and the encouragement I got.
Can you share your views on attracting more females into studying STEM?
I do think more females should study STEM because from what I’ve noticed so far, most females have proved wrong the mentality that only the males can take any career in STEM.
If you could have any superpower,what would it be and how would you use it?
If I could choose a super power, it would be one that can make me do anything and go anywhere I ant to go. This super power would help me to minimise the sufferings of people as I would be able to do anything for humankind as long as it is legal. I chose this super power because I want to in one way or the other be of help to people. It is commonly said that the good you wish or do for some one else will be done unto you because people will remember you for doing something good and impactful.
Any advice for other young girls planning on studying STEM?
My advice to other young girls who are thinking of taking a career in STEM is to stay focused and have a target on what they really want without allowing any thing to make them back down or sway their attention from what they really want. I would also advice them to make God their topmost priority irrespective of whatsoever religion.They shouldn’t let other people’s decision influence them negatively; ‘If you have made up your mind to choose a career in STEM, fine, go for it and of course it won’t be a thing to regret’.
Thank you for your time!
3 Replies to “INSIDE GIST WITH THE YELLOW ROSES(The Series)”
Well done dear Courage. Keep it up.
This is an explosive interview that is mind steering. It thus encourages and makes the female folks mathematics and science focus. More grease to your elbow YRLP and crew.
Thank you very much. We agree that Courage is a huge role model showing other young girls what is possible to achieve through grit and hard work. well done Courage, we love what you are doing. Keep it up!