The story of Vincentian Emanuel Quashie has been highlighted as one of the top 10 most inspiring stories of 2019 by the prestigious Queen’s University Belfast.
Quashie is a PHD candidate at Queen’s University Belfast, in Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom.
News of the highlight was revealed on the university’s official Facebook page on December 22, 2019.
In an exclusive interview with SecretsOfSVG’s Demion McTair on December 22nd, Quashie said he is “deeply honoured and humbled for sure, to be featured as one of the top 10 most inspiring stories of 2019 by a world-class university such as Queen’s University Belfast”.
“As a person coming from the background that I came from, Liberty Lodge, being born from a mentally ill mom, having to move from house-to-house, growing up on streets for a little bit with strangers and overcoming so many struggles and stuff and for my story to be an inspiration to so many people around the world is something that if you had asked me 10 / 20 years ago, I would not have imagined this being feasible” – Quashie said.
“It just motivates me more to ensure that I continue doing good, working hard, so that way, I can inspire even more persons and help to lift persons up as much as I can” – Quashie added.
Queen’s University Belfast published Quashie’s story on its official Facebook page on March 19, 2019. which garnered over 247, 000 reactions, 4,000+ comments and just under 3,000 shares.
Some of the other stories which made the top 10 include; a Cystic Fibrosis Breakthrough by researchers at the university, and a language lesson from a Chinese student to commemorate the Year of the Pig.