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Sharon Lechter inspires SOS children

Ghana||Nathan Gadugah
24 March 2012 | General News
Sharon Lechter and husband in a hearty smile with SOS students
Sharon Lechter and husband in a hearty smile with SOS students

Sharon Lechter a renowned author, philanthropist and her husband Michael on Friday shared great moment of inspiration with students of the SOS school in Tema.

The co-author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad in her simple but elegant black straight dress adorned with a sleek red jacket took the young lads through personal development and mentoring processes.

She challenged the pupils to be assertive and confident at all times and implored them to identify their assets; dream big and follow their dreams with a definitiveness of purpose in order to achieve them.

As part of her calling- which is to enlighten people, young and old on financial matters, Sharon Lechter advised the pupils to be financially disciplined.

The Head Prefect of the School Akosua Gyebi Donkor told they are greatly inspired by the presence of the legend.

“We learnt more about managing our finances and we are going to apply it in our lives,” she said.

Asked what lesson she picked from her meeting with Sharon she said: “You don't always need to work at all times. As long as you have assets and investments all over the place it is easier to make it in future."

She would rather be a business woman because of her interest in math and business and take on writing as a hobby.

The students, especially those who were bold enough to ask questions were presented with gifts and learning materials from Sharon Lechter and her husband Michael Lechter.

It has been only two days in Ghana but the Lechters are already enjoying their stay.

Michael Lechter told “it feels like home” in Ghana, adding “[the visit] has been great. People here are fantastic very friendly, people here are fantastic.”

The Lechters who live in Arizona were guest speakers of the 4th MTN Business World Executive Breakfast Meeting themed “Getting your finances right” held in Ghana on Thursday.

After imparting their knowledge on business executives, the Lechters turned their attention to the kids at SOS.

“The kids are very impressive. Good kids. They have the entrepreneurial spirit and that is the future. They can make their own future,” he said.

He said given the children the tools and using the assets they are born with they are sure to attain the heights that they set for themselves.

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