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GHA holds first graduation ceremony

Mar 13, 2015, 11:34 AM | Article By: Abdoulie Nyockeh

Golden Hand Academy Foundation, a skills training school based in Kololi Friday held it first graduation ceremony at the school premises.

Officials of the foundation disclosed that the foundation is a young school only two years old, and this was their first batch to graduates since its establishment.

Addressing the forum, the general manager of Golden Hand Academy, Maurice M Yajoh, described the forum as the first of its kind, and a historic event of the foundation.

GM Yajoh praised the staff of the school for their good work in making this event a success, adding that without the motivation and hard work of teachers, the graduation ceremony would not have been possible.

He described the graduands as very important personnel for achieving their aim, and congratulated them for the effort they made in reaching this stage.

“Your profession is a huge profession, that you can develop and it will benefit you tomorrow,” he said.

Yajoh challenged the young graduands to make the best use of their skills, and added that with the skills they gained from Golden Hand, they are capable to work in any organization or institution globally.

Giving an overview of the foundation, the chief executive officer, Kebba Dem, said the foundation is a young and only two years old, adding that it supports the training of young in different skills.

CEO Dem noted that their vision is to lead higher education in preparing students for innovative, creative and successful careers in a global society.

“The mission is to provide a broad range of career-oriented educational programmes with the goal of producing innovative, creative graduates who are well-prepared for their chosen careers in a global society; and our goal is to exceed the expectations of our individual, group and competitors with hands-on professional services,” he said.

“The challenges we face at Golden Hands Foundation Academy include students not being able to settle their school fees, and we do not want to drive anybody away or reject them,” he stated.

To support its worthy course, the foundation had come up with sub projects to enable it sustain and support the students by sponsoring the less privilege ones, and to help the graduates to start their own business through micro finance, he disclosed.

According to Mr Dem, Golden Hands had cemented a relationship with Gamblood as this would go a long a way in improving health and saving many lives.

He challenged the students to be the ambassadors of the institute, as they would always be judged by their actions out there.

“Your professions are equally as important as any other profession. A nation without skillful people is a backward nation. Even the richest man on earth needs your skills. Never give up the struggle in the attainment of your goals,” Mr Dem challenged the graduates.