Come hear Thomas Awiapo’s truly inspiring story of survival and success.

Orphaned before the age of ten, Thomas survived bleak poverty and hunger in his small African village. His search for food led him to elementary school, where he eventually won scholarships to attend college. He later earned a Master’s degree from California State University.

Today, Thomas works for Catholic Relief Services training community leaders throughout Ghana, where he lives with his wife and four children.

Thomas’ story of initiative and his joyful presence have inspired thousands of people in the U.S.