“From the Ashanti Region of Ghana to Chicago, America, Sadik Aboagye shares his life story of determination, hard work, perseverance, and focus. “

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About the author

SADIK BOSOMPEM ABOAGYE (Sr.) is currently the executive secretary of the Ghana National Council of Metropolitan Chicago, the umbrella organization of the Ghanaian community in Chicago. He has served in various executive positions in the previous administration of the council, as well as the Asanteman Association of Chicago and Midwest. Presently, he is a chauffeur in Chicago. In his native country of Ghana, he taught in the elementary school for six years, from 1973 to 1979, and then in high school for twelve years, from 1985 to 1997. While in Chicago, he worked with Alright Parking for six months. He later worked as a passenger service agent at Chicago’s O’ Hare International Airport.  He worked as a substitute teacher with the Chicago public schools for six years, from April 2000 to November 2006.


He holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Studies Education from the University of Winneba and a Diploma in the Study of Religions and Philosophy from the University of Ghana – Legon.

Born at Anyanso, a rural community in the Bosome – Freho district of Ashanti region of Ghana, Sadik Bosompem Aboagye attended the T.I. Ahmadiyya Secondary School in Kumasi, Ghana. He graduated in 1970 and then studied at the Bagabaga Teacher Training College in Tamale in the northern region of Ghana. He received his professional teacher’s certificate in 1973. After teaching in the elementary school for six years, he gained admission to the University of Ghana – Legon in 1979 for a Diploma course in the Study of Religions and Philosophy.


After graduation in 1981, he performed his mandatory national service assignment at the T.I. AMASS.

With a sojourn in Nigeria, he returned to teach at T.I. AMASS in 1985, where he remained till 1997 when he went back to study at the University of Winneba for a degree course in Social Studies Education. At AMASS, he was the secretary to the school’s Parent/Teacher Association, until he left the school for further studies in 1997. As a student at Winneba, he won the American Diversity Visa Lottery, which enabled him and his family to migrate to the United States of America.

Currently, he lives with his wife, children and grandchildren in the city of Chicago, the state of Illinois, United States of America.