The hall was filled to capacity within 10 minutes.
On Thursday, 8th of March 2018, we organised this year’s first mentorship session for Achimota School. Topic for discussion was “A sound mind in a sound body” and our mentors were seasoned medical officers in and out of Ghana. These doctors were Dr. Aramansah Forjoe, Dr. Kingsley Orraca-Tetteh and Dr. Yosef Koku Kwamie. In attendance was the chairman of the African Business Centre for Developing Education (ABCDE) Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah.
Dr. Aramansah Forjoe in her submission admonished students to stay away from things that may disturb their health such as drugs, excessive sugar and fat among others. She also stressed on the need to make time to sleep. She said “sleep repairs the body and keeps it fit”. Dr. Yosef Koku Kwamie in his presentation spoke on the need to engage in regular exercises since it helps manage stress. The last to speak was Dr. Kingsley Orraca- Tetteh. He touched on the need to be conscious of whatever we give and use the body for. He said “unhealthy actions weakens the body”.
The Chairman for ABCDE in his closing remarks encouraged students to be actively involved in mentorship programs because these programs are avenues to discuss issues outside their curriculum.
The successful interactive session lasted for 2 hours and 30 minutes with students asking for more.
Our maiden mentorship session on the University of Ghana campus was held on Wednesday, 22nd February 2018 at the Jubilee hall. Mrs Felicia Agboza, the Human Resource and Staff Development Manager, Accra Compost & Recycling Plant was our resource person. Topic for discussion was Career Development.
Mrs Agboza, took mentees through a never-ending cycle of self discovery, exploring options, decision making, taking actions, and evaluating the decisions. She stressed on the importance of networking and the need to be optimistic about ones chosen career path. She explained the several factors that influences one’s career decision process such as personal and environmental factors.
In her presentation she said, “today’s generation cannot focus on their career development due to factors such as failure to discover their interest/talents, failure to plan, peer and parental influence, their quest to follow current trend and lack of motivation”.
At the end of the session, executives were appointed to help in the administration and organisation of the club.