Francisca Agyeiwaa Buu –second from left on the front roll during the YIEDIE training

Student success in Ghana

Miss Francisca Agyeiwaa Buu benefited from the Turing Trust Student Scholarship scheme studying Electrical Engineering and computer training for two academic years and completed her formal vocational and technical training at the Amoawi ICCES Training Centre last year.

She happily graduated with two nationally recognized certificates namely:
1. NVTI foundation Certificate
2. GES/NABPTEX Certificate.

Upon completion she took part of an entrepreneurship training and challenge program called ‘YIEDIE’ organized by global communities.

Francisca (middle) with her other colleague winners of the YIEDIE grant
Francisca (middle) with her other colleague winners of the YIEDIE grant

This was a very challenging contest with several other young, talented and ambitious artisans competing for the limited slot available for the grant. Through hard work and dedication Francisca emerged as one of the best among the 700 participants who took part of the training. She was given a grant of GHS: 6,500.00 (about £960) to start her own basic electrical equipment sales and repairs shop at Offinso municipality where she hails from.

Francisca serving a customer at her electrical shop
Francisca serving a customer at her shop

Besides her personal dedication and commitment towards achieving her goal, I believe her beautiful success story saw the light of day due to support and contributions from the Rotary Club of Currie Balerno. We are very grateful to all the donors and we believe you would continue to help assist suchlike ones to become self-empowered.

Eddie Pinto, Head of ICT at ICCES, Ghana

 

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