The Kwahu Professionals Network (KPN), a non-governmental organization, made up of well-trained indigenous Kwahu working-class professionals, have organized a one-day censorship education for girl-students in second-cycle schools in Kwahu.
The censorship education forms part of the celebration of this year’s International Women’s Day, under the theme “Embracing Equity”, celebrated on March 8.
Addressing the students, an executive member of the KPN inspires and a lecturer at the Koforidua Technical University, Dr. Simon Ofori through a career guidance session admonished the students to seek assistance from professionals before choosing a career profession in order not to become stagnant and a burden to their communities. “Today, we’re doing this with you to make the best career decisions as you begin to enter the corporate world.
As you’re here, approach people, consult professionals, and let them assist you in making the best career choices. But before you make any decision, understand yourself, know your capabilities and identity where you right fit. Don’t just go into any field, understanding and identifying yourself and your capabilities are very key.
Dr. Simon Ofori further entreated the students to be very wary as some persons may want to take advantage of them considering their age and how vulnerable they may be.
Prince Boateng, the President of Kwahu Professionals Network, who spoke in an interview with Republic Press’s Andy Frimpong Manso said, the KPN inspires, which was introduced last year forms part of the celebration the International Women’s Day.
He indicated that the main objective is to censor and encourage the girl-child to explore their interests and capabilities and to also make the right career choosing decisions.
“KPN is a group of well-trained indigenous professionals from Kwahu, working to assist ourselves and Kwahu people. Last year, we introduced a project called the KPN Inspires. The KPN inspires is another version of International Women’s Day which falls on the 8th of March and last year, we held it at Nkwatia Senior High School.
Our objective is to mobilise these young girls – students, equip and encourage them to make the best decisions in their lives. On this year’s theme, embrace equity, we’re making sure that we provide them with career guidance and opportunities. We are doing this to inspire them and once we impact on them positively and they succeed, we are very much convinced they will also help others”.
Mr. Boateng indicated that the KPN inspires will allow the students to make new friends and explore networking opportunities.
The censorship mobilised about eight Senior High Schools within the Kwahu enclave with Nkawkaw Senior High School being the KPN Inspires 2023 host.
The Kwahu Professionals Network also donated 10 litres of Water Polytank to the Nkawkaw Senior High School.
The President used the opportunity and commended the Member of Parliament for the Abetifi constituency, Bryan Acheampong for his relentless efforts in making the visions and the objectives of the KPN Inspires a reality.
“We donated 10 litres of water Polytank to the Nkawkaw Senior High School and this is not money that is coming from my pocket, it’s the contributions of KPN. Lemme use the opportunity and commend Hon. Bryan Acheampong, he’s very much concerned about the activities of the KPN and has always supported us”, he stated.
The Assistant Headmistress of the School, in charge of Academics, Miss. Vida Koranteng on behalf of the Headmaster accept the donation and express their gratitude to the Kwahu Professionals Network.
“We don’t really have issues with water unlike other schools do, but once in a while, it cuts. With the enrollment of the first-year students, considering the fact that our number has gone up, the school had decided to get an additional Polytank but we’re fortunate enough to have been gifted this Polytank by the KPN.
It came at the right time. We are grateful to them for this gesture. She revealed that the school has few challenges confronting the school and has therefore appealed to the general public for support.
“We have a few additional issues. If they can assist us with furniture, we’d be grateful. We are also looking forward to having the school walled.
The absence of the walls has allowed town folks to steal our properties and there have been several attacks on students. Some of the students also make their way out overnight because of the absence of walls. We are also calling for adequate security because the school does not have enough security and poses a great threat to the school”, she said.
The Kwahu Professionals Network began operation in 2018 and has embarked on a number of developmental projects.
The focus and the objectives of the KPN is to inspire the Indigenous Kwahu people and project the development of Kwahu land.