Learner Girls Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization based in the Upper East Region in Collaboration with Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ( WiSTEM), CKT-UTAS branch has organized a career guidance and leadership training for students in the Kassena-Nankana Municipal and Kassena-Nanaka West District.
The training was aimed at giving pre-tertiary students enlightenment on career selection and available opportunities students can leverage on.
Students from selected Junior and Seniors High Schools in both Kassena Nankana East and West Municipalities were taken through ‘Purpose driven life and self discovery in leadership; Career guidance’, exploring STEM career paths, Mentorship programmes and tertiary scholarship opportunities amongst others.
Speaking to A1 News at the sidelines of the programme at CKT UTAS, the Founder of Learner Girls Foundation Miss Kumuriwor Alira Bashiratu called on young girls to take their education seriously since this will give them a better future. She further adviced them to look out for knowledge that will keep them enlightened.
“Every young lady should look out to be enlightened. If you don’t have knowledge on what you want to become, there is no way you can be successful at it. In terms of entrepreneurship, career goals or your vision and goals, you should look out to be enlightened by people who are successful at what you want to become. You should also read books that will open your eyes to career opportunities”.
Beneficiaries of the programme shared their excitements with A1News
Janet Akebe, a student of Paga SHS said, “through this programme, what I have learnt will help me to decide the next programme I will choose after my secondary education.”
Nancy Agiah who completed Navrongo SHS said, “I have learnt how to set goals and achieve them.”
Another student said, Linda Apuri said, “I have learnt a lot of things that will help me develop my life. I’m openned to scholarship opportunities.”
The president of WiSTEM at CK Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences, Dr. Mary Magdalene Pedevoah adviced girls to reject the notion that mathematics is difficult and that it is a preserve of boys.
She admonished women to venture into STEM related courses so that more women will be in the Mathematics related programmes to continue serve as role models for other young girls.
Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1MHz| Samuel Adagom|Navrongo| Ghana