Lagos Business School MBA student, Onyanta Adama, is part of a team shortlisted for the 2014 FT MBA Challenge with UK charity World Child Cancer.
On this platform, the team will draft a business plan on how Ghana can treat childhood cancer in a self-sustainable manner.
Adama will join three other students from Lagos, two from the European School of Management and Technology in Germany and another from the Haas School of Business, USA for the project.
In a recent interview with FT, the biochemistry graduate said she joined the Challenge in an effort to give back to the society and in line with LBS MBA Director Dr. Nubi Achebo’s recommendations.
“Of the team members from Lagos, a lot of us have lost family members to cancer. We had already partnered with a local hospital – for which we are currently raising funds to buy medical supplies – so we thought the FT challenge linked well to this voluntary work,” she explained.
After completing her MBA programme at LBS, Adama disclosed she would work in a financial or marketing role for a couple of years. “Then when the time is right, I will fully focus on a project I’ve been nurturing which concerns women empowerment, by helping government organisations structure sustainable ways of ensuring less privileged girls/women in the country continue to get an education and job placements,” she added.