Non-for-profit Give Me Hope Foundation has organised an empowerment program for students at the Methodist Junior High School 1 at Kaneshie in the Greater Accra region.
Dubbed ‘Empowerment on wheels’ the mentoring program is under the theme ‘Career Path’ had close to 200 participants.
“The theme demonstrates our vision of providing tools for students to enhance their potentials, harness creativity and build confidence both in their academic and career endeavours,” said Wisdom Dordoe, founder of the Foundation.
He added that as future leaders, there is a need to encourage students to become exceptional in society by promoting individual growth through academic achievement.
“We would promote educational awareness for students by helping them understand the benefits of education and to strive for excellence. Education is a powerful weapon which we can use to change the world,” Mr Dordoe said.
Mentors took the candidates through various levels of preparing adequately for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and pointed out how that impacts on their respective career path.
Speakers included Glory Boateng, Adatsi Brownson, Angela Atsah, Afi Antonio Addo, Jerry Kwabena Awuku, Jonathan Perez Quarshie, Humphrey Asigbee and Abah Debbie Panji.
The students also had the chance of experiencing psychological counselling.
Mr Dordoe thanked all the speakers, partners and donors for supporting such worthy cause.
He reiterated the need for institutions, other NGOs, philanthropists and other donors to partner them in organising inspiring programs for students across the country.
Most of the participating candidates were excited about the seminar and expressed their profound gratitude to Give Me Hope Foundation for organizing such a seminar for them.