Flex-UG Impacts Students In Ada
The Foundation for Leadership Excellence (FLEX UG) group has embarked on a road less travelled to affect the lives of the young ones in the Ada 3 communities through a community voluntary teaching exercise.
Working closely with the Assemblyman for the area Mr Joseph Amanortey and the District Director of Education, who facilitated the visit, the team made of up 14 Students from the Legon Campus spent a week in Sege, the District capital of the Ada West District teaching, interacting and motivating students in Junior High Schools.
The community impact programme focused on 4 schoolsin the 3 village communities, namely; Agyemanikope JHS, Agbedrafor JHS, Bornikope Basic School Complex and AgbedraforPresby Primary. The Headteachers of the schools warmly received the volunteers and expressed gratitude to them for selecting their schools for their volunteering service. It’s heartwarming to note that throughout the period, the delight of the volunteers in impacting knowledge to the younger ones could only be matched by the enthusiasm and readiness of the students to learn.
Besides teaching the students in various subjects, the volunteers held the first ever “Youth Empowerment for Success (YES ADA 2015) Seminar” with the aim of inspiring particularly the BECE candidates in the three village communities. The theme for the program was “Overcoming examination: a prerequisite to higher education”. Speakers included Mr Prince A. Ampofo- the President of FLEX UG, Mr. Smith Andam and a host of others. Other members of the volunteering team also shared their motivational experiences.Special Guests for the Seminar were the Headmasters of the Bornikope Community Basic Complex, Mr Evans and the Assemblyman of the area, Mr Joseph Amanortey.
The volunteers also took time to go to the farm with members of the community. It was full of excitement, learning and amusement as it was the first time of some of the team members had been involved in farming activities of any kind. The teamclimaxed their Community Voluntary Teaching service with a thanksgiving service at the Bornikope Church of Pentecost where the prayed for the team and their effort highly praised by the Church.
Speaking at the end of the programme, Mr. Prince Ampofoexpressed gratitude to the President of FLEX-Global, Dr John Kissi, other patrons and FLEX UG members for their support and contribution in making the exercise a reality. The team is expected to embark on a similar exercise during the Christmas holidays.
He explained that Foundation for Leadership Excellence (FLEX) – UG Chapter is a society on the University of Ghana campus that brings together courteous, noble and stimulating individuals who are ever willing and ready to share knowledge and inspire themselves as well as others.Like our mother FLEX-Ghana, FLEX UG shares the mission of providing opportunity for young people irrespective of their background and personal circumstances to be educated and exposed to the fundamental principles of effective leadership, entrepreneurship, career and personal development.The group also aims to become the preferred partner in stimulating creativity, unearthing talents, developing minds and maximizing the potential of young people.
By: FLEX UG Secretariat.
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