Shalom Gallant Association (SGA), an old students Association of Shalom Preparatory School has organised career guidance seminar for some session of students to aid them choose their respective careers.
The seminar which was organised for the Junior High School Three (3) and Two (2) was to empower and educate them on the requirements and risks in choosing the various careers in future as they prepare to enter Senior High School (SHS).
The maiden edition dubbed “Discover Your Talent” featured some gallant alumnus including Mr. Ernest Owusu Antwi, Miss Castinova Otchere Caissens, Mr.Kinsley Akuoku.
SGA is an association formed by the 2007 year group of Shalom Preparatory School which is currently known as Progressive Shalom Preparatory School with the aim to give back to the society.
The team led by their President, Mr. Kwaku Osei Owusu Appiagyei explained that, some of them regret on some decision they made, adding that, they did not have mentors to coach them in making their career decisions.
Mr Appiagyei who is a Medical Laboratory Scientist noted that, they would ensure that, the young ones would not repeat some mistakes they made.
“We want to be mentors to the juniors therefore, this programme will be done every two years which will coach the students to make better decisions before they enroll in their various SHS,” he said.
Doing this, he said, would make them better people in future as they team up to contribute to national development.
Speaking to students, the Second Vice President of the Association, Miss Nana Ama Konadu Anning told them to follow their passion but always pray for God’s guidance.
Because, she said not all passions individuals follow is the will of God.
According to her, some people do not follow their passion and calling rather follow friends, money, others are forced into a profession which they later regret.
“If you know you are scared of blood, why do you do nursing or why become a medical doctor,” she quizzed.
Miss Anning who is the Head of Administration at Licensed Stevedores at Tema Port urged them to learn hard and take their studies seriously, adding that, the brilliant students should help the dull students and should not take advantage of them.
Touching on opportunities, the Financial Secretary of the Association, Mr David Adjei urged them to take advantage of opportunities, noting that, there is business ideas in opportunities.
Chief Executive Officer of Sika Silk Clothing stressed that, they should stay focus and make use of their potentials.
The seminar was climaxed with a “Wow moment” where they gave some students gift after random picking of names from a container.
The President announced their intention to give scholarship package for students who are brilliant but needy.
Therefore, he urged the students to learn hard so they can be beneficiaries to the scholarship package.
In an interview with the Principal of the School, Rev. Michael Adu-Opoku after the programme, he expressed pleasure and appreciation to the old students for such an insightful programme.
“This programme will go a very long way to help the students, therefore I hope to see more of such programmes,” he said.
According to the Principal, he was proud to see the old students excelling in their various fields, meaning his dream for the school has come true.
Editor: Mr Louis Owusu