Humber’s Campus Ambassador: Esosa Akpata

At Textbooks for Change, our Campus Ambassador Program has been a fun way to connect with the campus community while providing awesome experiences for motivated students.

Name: Esosa Marie Akpata

Age: 21

Program: Public Administration Postgraduate Program

School: Humber College

Favourite part of College: My favourite part of attending Humber College is the lovely campus and the lovely people I have met thus far.

Tell us a little bit about yourself. What are you up to now? What do you like to do outside of school/work? Some goals?

I love reading fictional romance and superhero comics!! Outside of school/work I enjoy going to the gym, movies and volunteering. I’m passionate about improving the social determinants of health in communities in Canada and worldwide. I completed my undergrad at Brock University in 2015.

Why did you want to become a Textbooks for Change Head Campus Ambassador at Humber?

I wanted to become a Head Campus Ambassador for T4C because I like the impact T4C is making in Education in Africa and I wanted to be a part of that.

Esosa and our dropbox at Humber College

If you were able to meet a younger student studying a similar program in Kenya, what advice would you give to them?

I would tell them that time management is very important!!! Also, never be afraid to ask your peers or prof for help when you’re unsure of anything. Moreover, whenever you start to feel overwhelmed, take a break, relax, watch a movie, your mental health is always important :)

What is the best course you’ve taken so far?

Last year I took a course in Mental Health & Addictions and it was eye opening, to say the least. I was amazed at how much I didn’t know, and it made me realize how uneducated a lot of people are regarding Mental Health Issues. I also became certified in Mental Health First Aid through the course, which I was absolutely thrilled about.

If you are interested in becoming a head campus ambassador or becoming more involved with T4C on your campus, email info@textbooksforchange.ca or visit www.textbooksforchange.ca for more details.