Born out of wedlock to teenage parents in a small village in Africa. Henry immigrated to Canada in 2010. The same year he gained admission to the University of Windsor where he majored in Economics and graduated in 2014. After graduation, Henry worked with TD Bank Canada for a while before taking a bold step to pursue his dream of serving and empowering people with the maximum self-confidence and leadership skills that will help them be resilient and successful both in school, business and life. Henry believes the best way to help our youth is to equip them with confidence and education.
In January 2017, Henry was invited to speak at a TEDx Youth event in Victoria, BC. He shared his amazing story of overcoming adversity and thriving amid hardship. With the help of his grandfather and through focus, faith, and determination to succeed, he got out of the village. Henry’s story exhibits leadership, self-discipline and resilience.
His first book "Stand Up, Stand Out & Be Confident,” teaches different ways of handling peer pressure, building self-confidence and building a successful future.
Henry is also a mentor with the "Yonge Street Mission." Where he works one on one with a youth, helping him build self-confidence while guiding him through various decisions in his life.
He speaks for Passages Canada, where he shares his immigration story with different immigrant’s groups. His next book “The Power of Immigrants” is to be released by December 2017. Henry has shared his story on the New Canadian Radio program. He has appeared on Rogers TV as a special guest to discuss the issue of immigration in Canada. He has also appeared a second time to share his story and to discuss some of the challenges that young people face today.
Henry believes in the power of education, "If not for education I would have probably still be living in that poor village in Africa." He encourages young people to embrace education whole.