February 20, 2019

YPI empowers youth in Eastern Region

YPI empowers youth in Eastern Region

The Young People’s Initiative, YPI, has once again organized a seminar aimed at empowering the youth to explore their potentials and reach their goals in life.

The Seminar, which came off at Akym Awisa in the Birim South District of the Eastern Region, saw about 30 schools participating, including Akyem Swedru Methodist Primary and JHS, Akyem Swedru Presby Primary and JHS, St. Agatha Girls Primary and JHS, St Andrews Primary and JSS, Aduasa DA Primary & JHS, Aduasa United, Awisa Methodist Primary & JHS, Awisa Presby Primary & JHS, Apaaso Salvation Army Primary & JSS, Atuntumiriem Primary & JHS, St. Michael Preparatory Primary & JHS, Achiase SHS, Akim Swedru SHS and Oda SHS.

Speakers for the day were Business Consultant, Theodora Wuni, Licensed Investment adviser and Chartered Accountant, Mercy Frempomaa Darko, Private Legal Practitioner, Lawyer Kwasi Boatey, Swimming Pool Consultant, Kofi Appiah-Kwakye, Hair Stylist, Roland Kumi and Journalist, Augusta Boateng.

The various speakers while imparting knowledge and teaching the students the right path of becoming better future leaders, also urged them to unearth their talents while staying confident and true to themselves.

Some of the topics treated were focused on the basics of entrepreneurship and staying focused on one’s goals, the process of becoming ‘You’, values and responsibilities, and building confidence, especially in the girl-child.

Meanwhile, some of the students who spoke to Citi News after the seminar expressed their gratitude to YPI.

They confessed to being enlightened in their career path, and urged the team to keep up the good work while organizing more of such programs to constantly guide them on their path to adulthood.

CEO of YPI, Akosua Ntiriwaa Anti, assured that more of such awareness programs will be organized in the various regions to give other schools the opportunity.

The seminar was organized by the YPI in partnership with Herald Foundation Ghana. It was also supported by the Aspire to Inspire Network, C-Nectar Honey, Rave TV, Yvonny Catering Services, Elleana chillz and Rolly’s Hair.

About Ypi

Young People’s Initiative is a registered non-profit organization aimed at tackling issues affecting children living in rural communities, most importantly, the girl-child.

In 2016, the YPI built the first toilet facility for the Akyem Bomsu R/C Primary School, a rural community in the Eastern Region.

This was to solve the problem of students going home during class hours with the excuse of visiting the toilet.

By: Jessica Ayorkor Aryee | Citinewsroom.com | Ghana

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