Posted: Monday 7th July 2014 at 14:57 pm

Women in Vodafone empower girls through mentorship

Vodafone Ghana

Vodafone Ghana



Accra, July 5, GNA – Women in Vodafone Ghana, in partnership with the Leading Ladies Network, a non-governmental organisation, has organised a day’s mentorship programme for over 350 school girls from seven Junior High Schools within Accra.

The school girls, who were from the Prince of Peace International School, Kaneshie One Junior High School, Winston Salem Junior High School, Rev. Thomas Clegg Memorial School, Osu Salem School and Christ The King School, were taken through a range of topics,   including building self-confidence; talent discovery, making the best out of school and building strategic friendships and network.

Speaking at the programme, Madam Stella Agyenim-Boateng, Human Resource Director of Vodafone Ghana, said the mentorship programme formed part of its commitment to empowering young people in the country.

‘We have a role to play in shaping the future of these young ladies, and dedicating our time to share with them some lessons and experiences in life will guide and empower them to achieve their full potentials,’ she said.

She encouraged the young girls to believe in their dreams and aspirations, despite challenges they may be confronted with.

She also urged the young girls to view higher education as attractive and necessary for their development

Emma Owusu, a 14-year-old participant, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, commended Women in Vodafone for the programme.

‘I really appreciate the valuable knowledge, advice and encouragement our mothers and mentors shared with us, and as I am aspiring to be a powerful and influential woman in future, I believe this will help me to make the right decisions and choices to achieve my objectives in life,’ she said.

Women in Vodafone Ghana, is a forum of female employees committed to the development of young and underprivileged children.

Over the last two years, they have supported several non-governmental organisations in Ghana to offer protection and livelihood to women and children.

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