The Rotary Club of Accra-Legon has organized a career mentorship programme for pupils of Aplaku Municipal Assembly (M/A) “2” Basic school, to guide them in the choice of their profession.
The programme was to enlighten the Pupils on the various career choices and what they should consider before making a choice as well as the risk associated with the different vocations.
Mr Phil Moore, System Administrator of Isolutions, encouraged the pupils that regardless of their gender to take Information Communication Technology (ICT) lessons seriously because that was what was ruling the world now.
Ms Dela Ativor, the Project Director of the club, stimulated the pupils to be thoughtful about their studies.
She advised them to learn a vocation or start a business in case they were not able to make it beyond the university.
She went further by telling the ladies not to allow anybody to take advantage of them in exchange for jobs in the near future.
Mr Delasie Dogbey, the Public Relations Director for the club, who is an Author and Marketing Strategist, charged the students to see every disappointment and challenge as a stepping stone to their success.
According to him, success was not a day’s journey neither was it rosy, and urged the pupils to be courageous, believe in themselves and accept that everything was possible once you put your mind to it.
Miss Yvette Kuwornu, Communication Specialist at USAID, said journalism and Communication required intelligence and not just people who can talk.
Rotarian Awuni, a Sales Manager, EXP-Ghana, tasked the pupils to look beyond failure and pursue their dream and advised them to seek more knowledge outside the class.
Other Speakers were Mr John Michael Appiah-Acheampong, a Social Work Consultant, Mr Doe A. Mensah, Economist, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Mr Antoine Hoegah, Chief Operating Officer, Arvo Farms, IPP Debrah, Architect, CSGH Limited, Lilliana Owusu-Akyem, Reporter, Ghana News Agency and Mr Kumi George Junior also a Journalist.
The Mentors cautioned the pupils against bad friends and peer group influence and instructed them to take career paths they could handle and also read more about the career they wanted to pursue.
The pupils dressed as the professions they hope to become in future for the day.