SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana is pleased to announce Asamoah Francis Boafo as its 2015 intern. Francis during this 3 months internship will be trained in amphibian conservation and research and in proposal writing. In addition, he is to promote SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana on several social media platforms. With his experience in blogging, events promotion and advertisement, Francis will disseminate and update information about our conservation efforts; promote our events on SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana’s social media pages including Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. He will also help set us up on other social media platforms including Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, e.t.c to increase our presence online and reach more people with our amphibian conservation message. Thus, he will frequently post new blogs and update old ones on these platforms. He will also collate the number of clicks, retweets, likes, website views, and contacts gained to monitor the impact factor of our posts. In addition to managing these media platforms, he will also be actively involved in all major amphibian conservation and research projects ongoing throughout the country including: Road Mortality Mitigation Measures for Amphibians in the Ankasa Conservation Area, KNUST Wewe River Amphibian Project (K-WRAP) , Restoration of the Giant Squeaker Frog’s Habitat, and Creating the Atewa Hills National Park. He will also take advantage of these field trainings to develop a BSc project proposal and subsequently, collect data for his thesis.
Francis’ selection was based on his extraordinary interest and dedication towards amphibian research and conservation as shown in the countless number of times he volunteered for SAVE THE FROGS! KNUST, the world’s first official student chapter of SAVE THE FROGS! He has been exceptionally useful in the design of many of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana’s flyers and banners including those used during The Giant Squeaker Frog Conservation Leadership Training and KNUST Amphibian Field Ecology Training. These software skills he developed whilst volunteering for other student organisations including A Rocha KNUST and Young At Heart Ghana. Francis is currently a third year student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana’s premier science institution, where he is pursuing Natural Resource Management, with an option in Wildlife and Range Management. He is also the president elect of SAVE THE FROGS! KNUST. Francis is also a social media events promoter for various advertising groups in Ghana including: Watsuptek, Iselmedia, and HypeOracle.
SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana is delighted to have Francis on board to help us spread our amphibian conservation message.
Francis on the Right
Sandra Owusu-Gyamfi is the SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Campaigns Coordinator.