Mentoring, at its core, guarantees young people that there is someone who care about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter. Research confirms that quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young people in a variety of personal, academic and professional situations. Ultimately, mentoring connects a young person to personal growth and development, and social and economic opportunity. Yet one in three young people will grow up without this critical asset.
Tori Samples, Noey Neumark and Jim Schorr introducing themselves to the girls.
Achievers Ghana is privileged and happy to host a team of graduate business student consultants from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN, USA) in the persons of Tori Samples, Noey Neumark and Jim Schorr.
Jim Schorr with section of the girls.
The team threw light on the importance of embracing business in the early lives of the girls as they transit from childhood to adulthood. They emphasized that women’s role in business is vital and they contribute billion of money to the local economy.
Tori Samples interacting with some of the girls
Introducing the concept of business to girls will help them become economically empowered and self-sustenance and become responsible citizens in building their communities.
Noey Neumark having group discussing of the section of the girls.
The team’s visit is part of our new program “The Journey to Career Choice”. This program facilitates young girls in the slums of Ghana to meet individual mentors who have vast experience in career and professional areas which the girls can learn and relate themselves to. The essence of the program is to expose the young girls to many careers so that they can made a well defined choice.
A group photo of the mentors and mentees.
Our profound thanks goes to Emily Sheldon, Director of Health Innovation, Impact Hub Accra for making it possible for the team to visit Achievers Ghana. She said this through a private mail after few days of the team’s visit. ” Amadu, I want to extend a sincere thank you for taking the time to meet with the visiting student consultant team from Vanderbilt University last week. Of the many meetings and site visits they had throughout the week, Achievers Ghana was one of their most memorable experiences – and I know they are carrying great appreciation of your work back to the states. Thanks again for the incredible work you do – and for allowing us to share glimpses of it with the world”
Thank you all!