Members of the Asante Professionals Club have embarked on a mentoring outreach to Banka SHS, Oduro Apenteng SHS (Obogu) and Juaso Senior High and Technical School, all in the Asante Akyim South municipality.
The outreach formed part of the club’s annual plan in furtherance of its objective to develop the next Asante professionals.
The club, #DevelopTheNextAsanteProfessional, is a development-oriented, voluntary “think and do-tank”, comprising professionals from the Asante Kingdom.
Briefing the media, the president of the club, Ama Serwah Nerquaye-Tetteh, explained that the club was a non-partisan not-for-profit organisation with high interest in development of Asanteman and its people.
Its members, she said, who came from the various professions, chose to give their time and resources towards the development of young people in Asanteman.
“The session at Banka coincided with the school’s students’ representative council (SRC) week with many activities lined up for the celebration.
“We took the students through talks on preparing for examinations and career choices, during which there were questions and answers sessions for students to seek clarification and also make contributions,” she told the Daily Graphic.
For his part, the Vice-President of the club, Patrick Asamoah, said the heads of the beneficiary schools, Ishmaelia Crentsil (Juaso), Chris Appiah-Mensah (Banka) and Isaac Yeboah (Oduro Apenteng) were excited with the programme and commended the club for the initiative and the impact the outreach programmes were having on the students.
He said the heads of the respective schools recounted how the students were always happy to encounter and listen to the stories of professionals, who hailed from similar backgrounds and had made strides through determination and hard work saying, “such sessions, spurred the students on to achieve too”.
Mr Asamoah said in addition to the mentorship, “We also donated mathematical sets to the students”.
He said the club intended to embark on more of such mentoring outreach programme within the year.