04.06.2008 Education

Foundation To Mentor Students

04.06.2008 LISTEN
By Daily Graphic

The Foundation for Future Leaders International, a Non Governmental Organisation will mentor 20 students selected from various senior high schools to enable them acquire good jobs after their university education.

These students will attend board meetings of multi-national companies to acquire skills internationally to enhance their marketing skills.

The Chief Executive Officer of the organisation, Mr Emmanuel Dei-Tumi disclosed this at the launch of the maiden edition of the 13-week programme at the Tema High School. It was dubbed; “Preparing young people for success in the global market”.

The programme which will be aired on television is to give SHS an understanding of how the global market operates and also inspire them to develop creative minds to solve problems facing their countries and the global world.

Mr Dei-Tumi who is also a motivational speaker noted that the economy had undergone changes and students needed to redirect and position themselves in a way that would meet the challenges in the Ghanaian economy.

“With the advancement in information technology, no matter your level of education, if you are not computer literate, you become an educated illiterate”, he pointed out.

Mr Dei Tumi said through creativity, they would be able to produce things for others to buy and in so doing, acquire wealth.

He told the students not to consider themselves as poor but save part of their pocket money everyday towards their future.

Mr Dei Tumi reminded them that, whatever decisions they took today would bring them closer or farther away from their dreams since “poverty is a choice”.

He advised them to educate themselves both formally and informally and make every experience or challenge they face guide them in life, adding that as future leaders they cannot afford to fail the next generation.
A number of students the Junior Graphic talked to sounded very hopeful about the future after the motivational speech.

Story by Hannah A. Amoah

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