Tebah Educational Initiative launches students’ empowerment programme

Accra The Tebah Educational Initiative (TEI) on Friday outlined measures to launch an Innovative Students’ Empowerment Programme (ISEP), which seeks to enhance the interface for stakeholders to understand their critical role towards offering a holistic education.

Ms Viola Tebah, the Executive Director of TEI, told the Ghana News Agency in an interview that the programme would offer students the opportunity to build and link theoretical studies to the business world.

Students must be exposed to the business environment at the very early stage, there must be pragmatic relationship between the academia and enterprises, enhanced connection among stakeholders, as well as the creation of enabling environment for fresh graduates to venture into setting up businesses.

We also need to boost the confidence of students through constant and consistent engagement with accomplished personalities from across the professional fieldwe must narrow the gap between the student world and professional world, she said.

Ms Tebah said the TEI would launch the Innovative Students’ Empowerment Programme on Saturday, June 30, at Akroma Plaza Hotel as part of the first Annual Fundraising Gala and Fifth Anniversary celebration.

The 2018 TEI Fundraising Gala is on the theme; A Night of Excellence – Celebrating the success of mentees.

Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, the former Minister of Education, among other personalities, would be honoured at the Fundraising, which would be an event of drama, dance, good music, motivational speeches, performances and dinner.

Ms Tebah said TEI, through the ISEP, would promote educational awareness for students by helping them understand the benefits of education and to strive for excellence.

We believe that Education has an immense potential to change and save lives. We need to encourage students to become exceptional in society by promoting individual growth through academic achievement.

ISEP also seeks to create a platform to harness students’ skills and talents despite challenges such as peer pressure, bullying, teenage pregnancy, juvenile history, and self�esteem problems.

Our goal is to put them on a path to leadership. Use creative methods to encourage disadvantaged students to excel by offering mentorship, summer camps and after school activities, she said.

Ms Tebah represented the Northern Region in the 2013 Miss Ghana USA pageant, and since then had served as a role model to young children and supporting deprived schools in Ghana, through the Tebah Educational Initiative.

After the Miss Ghana USA Pageant, I was not crowned but I still have the spirit within my heart to give back to my community, contribute to my nation Ghana and help students in Africa and the world, Ms Tebah said.

Source: Ghana News Agency