OVER 500 graduates of the just completed Basic Education Certification Examination (BECE) gathered under the auspices of the BernHoffman Care Foundation together with their parents and teachers to make hay while the sun still shines.
The BernHoffman Care Foundation launched the ‘Elmina Mentorship Drive’ with the aim of actively engaging the young graduates to build capacity and provide guidance in their individual paths that lay ahead of them.
Keynote speaker and former Minister of Education at the orientation, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang opined on the need for the graduates, parents and teachers to view education from a 360 degree perspective.
a mother and more a doyen in education, Prof. Opoku Agyemang admonished all that it was never too late to make amends for the time lost “once we have life.
She instructed the graduates to see their next step as a fresh start, though it is a continuation in their educational ladder. With this, she advised students to key into the opportunity being presented to them and build the right mindset and attitude to forge on stronger.
The former minister of Education , regardless of her schedule, took time off to give these students and parents the chance to ask questions to which she answered to the admiration and satisfaction of all. In her concluding statements, she indicated one of the best things to happen to her was the choice to become an Educationist.
Dr Bernadette Naa Hoffman, the President of the BernHoffman Care Foundation, encouraged the young ones to shatter every glass ceiling above them and think globally.
Endearing them as fresh graduates, she pledged the foundation’s support to mentor and provide guidance and training in hands-on-skills to as many as are willing.
To have an effective and lasting programme the Foundation worked through the various schools to gain the consent of the parents and guardians of these wards. Over 200 students who readily had endorsements from their parents signed unto the Mentorship Programme which would kickstart in the coming weeks.
The drive adds on to the supplementary feeding campaign in some community schools, alternative livelihood support project along the coastal communities in Ghana and many more sustainable initiatives that are being rolled out by the BernHoffman Care Foundation.
The BernHoffman Care Foundation thanked all donors and volunteers for the journey so far.
Notable among the schools present at the event were the Bronyibima JHS, Elmina Catholic Girls JHS, R.P Baffour Anglican JHS and the Elmina Methodist School.