Mr. Emmanuel Joe Damlor teaches at Spring School in the Volta Region of Ghana. He has been teaching since 2008 and has about one hundred and fifty students. His childhood dream was to become a laboratory technician, but due to the unfortunate death of his parents he could not fulfil this dream.
Owing to the influence of his aunty who was a teacher, Emmanuel was inspired to consider teaching as a profession. Having lost both parents at an early age, he turned to weaving kente to earn money to support his education and his family. After SHS he undertook a distance education program at Akatse Training College, from where he graduated as a professional teacher.
Emmanuel believes that his interest in the science subject has exposed him to a lot of concepts which have helped him understand his environment and the world. He is of the belief that being a STEM educator does not only give him the opportunity to make an impact on his students, but also gives him the opportunity to learn from them.
Mr. Damlor is very good at what he does and has been awarded with several certificates of excellence by GAST. He has been a member of GAST since 2015 and he joined the GAST community to gain more knowledge as a science teacher so as to teach his students more effectively. He is highly motivated by the positive attitude his students show towards him and the subject when they understand what he is teaching them. He is most proud about the rate at which his students pass their BECE in science.
His love for Biology stems from the fascination he sees in living things and how they function. He loves to study the biology of human beings and how the environment affects them. For this reason, he hopes to one day pursue his childhood dream of becoming a laboratory technician.
Mr. Damlor sees the JUNEOS Challenge as a platform for students to come up with their own innovations and find creative ways of solving everyday problems. He also says that the JUNEOS Challenge has influenced his teaching greatly by making him employ more practical lessons to the teaching of STEM. And what does Mr Damlor do for leisure? He loves to watch sports programs.
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Article by Kofi Dzogbewu.
Kofi Dzogbewu is a Ghanaian storyteller. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English Language and Literature from the University of Ghana. He is an alumnus of the Mo Issa Writing Workshops. You can find more of his work on his blog and find him on all social media platforms with the name ‘Kofi Dzogbewu’ (@fdzogbewu).