uniBank, VFL Entrepreneurial Camp Ends

Dr Dzifa Gomashie presenting a citation to Dr Abdallah.

The three-week Values For Life (VFL) Youth entrepreneurial camp, sponsored by uniBank, ended at the Community Youth Cultural Centre (CYCC) at Kawukudi, Accra over the weekend.

The organizers also hosted an exhibition to display the work of the participants at the main hall of CYCC.

The non-residential camp, which opened last month, was attended by more than 100 basic school pupils from various parts of the city and Volta region.

Christopher Nettey, Team Leader, Business Support Services, said UniBank, as a reputable institution, recognizes that businesses operate well in society.

The Team Leader stated that VFL intends to equip children with employable skills to enable them become responsible members of society.

Mr. Nettey, who was accompanied by Yvonne Miranda Kittoe, assured VFL of uniBank’s preparedness to partner it to execute projects in future.

uniBank, at the start of the non-residential camp three weeks ago, donated GH¢15,000 to support activities at the camp.

The Deputy Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Dr. Dzifa Abla Gomashie, said the ministry was poised to support and create a platform for the youth to sharpen their skills through its lead agency for culture-the National Commission on Culture (NCC) and its affiliates across the country.

The Deputy Minister explained that the cultural policy of the country mandates NCC to recognize all civil society groups, House of Chiefs, district assemblies, religious bodies and educational institutions, among others.

She said the youth had adopted foreign customs to detriment of the rich Ghanaian culture.

Dr. Dzifa Gomashie reiterated that our culture is our way of life and identity and once lose it, we equally lose our identity as a people and nation.

The chairman for the occasion, Dr. Mohammed Ben Abdallah, said he purpose for setting up CYCC had not been attained.

He said many prominent artistes and personalities in the performing arts received their early training at CYCC.

Dr. Mohammed Ben Abdallah, who was also presented with a citation from VFL, called on government to revamp the centre.

Paa Kwesi Holdbrook-Smith, on behalf of Scrotch Studios and Entertainment Limited, present a cheque for GH¢1,000 to support VFL projects.

The Deputy Minister of Science, Environment Technology and Innovations, Dr. Bernice Herlu was also in attendance.

By Solomon Ofori

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