Students of Peki SHS, Sec/Tech trained in entrepreneurial skills

Students of the Peki Senior High School (SHS) and the Peki Senior High Technical School (Sec Tech) have undergone training in some key fields from a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), N-PLEC Foundation.

The training which was dubbed, ‘Studentpreneur’ brought together over 200 students from both schools. The workshop which was organized by the N-PLEC Foundation in collaboration with the Peki Education Network sought to introduce the students to hands-on training and concepts like, web design, data analysis, bag and purse design and reusing and upcycling of old clothes.

Dekakpuifia of the Peki Traditional area and Patron of N-PLEC Foundation, Torgbe Kukruntumi II shared his thoughts on the event.

“Our economy and future prosperity depends on many factors, but high among this list is the ability of entrepreneurs and innovators to develop ideas into great enterprises. The aim of this programme is to provide some education and training on the varied opportunities in the field of IT and Creative arts. We know how harsh the world out there is. We hope to help these students so life after school becomes easier,” he said.  

The workshop was held on the campus of the Peki Senior High School. Starting off with a brief lecture on the use of IT skills in their academic studies, the students were broken into sessions handled by Gertrude A.G Awumee , Creative Director of Trudie Arts and Crafts, Derrick Amenuve, Product Lead Kauri, Bismark Osiakwa , Founder & Director Reusable Bags GH, McDennis Appau , Creative Director Treasure Maks and a Freelance Data Analyst, Cyril Azornu.

After breakout sessions and training from resource personnel, the student shared their experiences from the training.

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 “I believe that this training has brought out something which I didn’t know. Now with these skills I can better myself, make some money and make life better for myself. Before today I did not even know the course I wanted to read at the tertiary level but now I have found myself. I’m so grateful to the N-plec foundation and The Peki Education Newtwork”, a student, Desmond Togor said.

Lead convener of the Peki Education Network PEN, John Dei on his part said “we know that the world of work is gradually changing therefore our students must be equipped with these changes are very early stage. That’s why we partnered N-PLEC and the success of the program means we are inching closer to our goal.”

The N-PLEC Foundation is a non- profit organization that focuses on creating social awareness on educational problems and find ways to contribute to the solutions of those problems. The foundation has successfully organized three workshops so far.

Story by |3news.com Ghana|