Palm Institute in collaboration Pennsylvania State University organized an intensive 2 Week Course on Business Strategy - from 5th through 16th August, 2019 sponsored by Capsim.
The course was aimed at assisting participants to create and develop strategic plans and solutions for their businesses. This course was designed to build capacities of young entrepreneurs in Ghana equipping them with the tools they need to create and run their own businesses.
Capsim, a global leader in business simulation technology and services design company gave access to their business simulation software in support of the 2 Week seminar. The simulation software gave participants the opportunity to have a hands-on experience during the course giving participants a holistic view of what happens in business ranging from sales, marketing, policy formulation, research & development etc. Participants were awarded certificate for completing the course successfully.
Palm Alumni Awarded Best District Financial Secretary and Best Service Personnel
Congratulations to Mr. Abraham Tettey (left), Class of 18', alumnus and last year's valedictorian. He picked up the award for the Best District Financial Secretary and Best Service Personnel in the whole of the Eastern Region of Ghana. He was outstanding among his cohort of Service Personnel due to his diligence and strong sense of urgency in his daily approach to work. His expertise in accounting enabled him to contest for the position of Financial Secretary in the Atiwa District of the Eastern Region of Ghana for the National Service Personnel Association (NASPA), which he won via election. He was then appointed as the Eastern Regional Audit Committee Chairman of NASPA, due to his professionalism and involvement in regional activities.
On the 1st June, 2019, our summer students arrived on campus to begin summer school as scheduled on the Academic Calendar for the 2018/2019 Academic Year. Our summer school students enrolled into Palm Institute in February of 2019. The summer students will be on campus from June 6th to August 14th, 2019. During their stay on campus, they will take courses that were run during the first semester of the 2018/2019 Academic Year to enable them catch up with colleagues who enrolled in September, 2018. The lectures are intensive, packed with activities and projects designed to give our summer students an excellent experience similar to what their counterparts who enrolled in September experienced. All our summer students are beneficiaries of the $1/Ghc 1 for Higher Education Project Funds.
GHANA NETHERLANDS BUSINESS AND CULTURE COUNCIL (GNBCC) & THE NEW BUSINESS CHALLENGE (NBC)
On May, 24th, 2019, Two (2) Palm Institute students; Sandra Ohenewaa Djan and Samira Awal were selected to participate in the Kickoff Ceremony of the New Business Challenge (NBC) organized by the Ghana Netherlands Business Culture and Council (GNBCC). Samira Awal was selected as one of the twenty (20) finalists nationwide to travel to the Netherland for Ten (10) days. Palm Institute wishes Samira Awal well during her travels to the Netherlands. The GNBCC is a Dutch Ghanaian-based organization that organizes and oversees a competition dubbed the “New Business Challenge” (NBC). This competition has been in existence since 2015. It is organized annually between top universities colleges in Ghana and Netherlands. Palm Institute happens to be one of the Five (5) colleges and universities in Ghana that participated in this international competition this year. Finalists of the New Business Challenge (NBC) competition get to travel to the Netherlands for Ten (10) Days visiting and working with their Dutch university counterparts with all expenses paid for by the Dutch Embassy.
Abraham pursued a Diploma in Computerized Accounting at Palm Institute. After completing secondary school, he was eager to further his education but did not have financial support. Because of this, Abraham worked as a security guard to save money to pursue higher education. He heard about NAPE Foundation, had the opportunity to meet Dr. Okantey and enrolled in Palm Institute.
Abraham feels that the education he received at Palm Institute helped improve his confidence level and boldness. Abraham stated,“The open and committed faculty always go the extra mile to bring out the best in us. Palm Institute has instilled in me a tremendous fire, a passion for life, and a desire to make the world in which I live better.” He intends to further his education and start a business of his own one day to help support others like him who are in need.
Palm Institute welcomed a group of new students enrolled in the two-year diploma programs. Orientation was held on September 15th and lectures began on September 17th. Last year, NAPE Foundation raised funds through the $1/Ghs 1 Cedi Project to award Ghs 10,000 worth of scholarships to 25 students to pursue 2-year diploma programs at Palm Institute.
This year, all freshman have been awarded scholarships as well. Palm Institute and NAPE Foundation continues to work towards increasing access to higher education by awarding scholarships to brilliant but needy students. Thank you to all of the donors who continue to support NAPE Foundation and Palm Institute. Through such generosity, students have the opportunity to benefit from quality higher education and change their individual lives, the lives of their family and their community.
Laurietta recently completed her first year at Palm Institute. She is working on a Diploma in Business Administration. She lost her dad, who was an auto mechanic, about eight years ago. He left behind her mother and a younger sibling. Laurietta’s mother and a philanthropist from her church supported her education to finish high school.
During this period, she also helped to support her mother by selling at the market to make ends meet. After high school, she was introduced to Dr. Peter Carlos Okantey through her pastor. NAPE Foundation offered to support her education at Palm Institute. Laurietta desires to continue learning and growing with the education provided to her through Palm Institute. She was the only student from Palm Institute to qualify for the 2018 Netherlands New Business Challenge organized by the Ghana Netherlands Business and Culture Council. With this experience, she was able to travel to the Netherlands, work with Dutch students on a business challenge and had the opportunity to be exposed to a different culture.
Her main goal is to be a successful entrepreneur and provide support and employment opportunities to the youth who have a similar story like hers.
Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.
If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.
Get Reports via Email
We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.
Give the gift of stability in a time of instability. Set up an automatic, monthly gift now and get matched at 100%—because the COVID-19 pandemic has hurt us all, and it will take all of us to overcome it. Terms and conditions apply.
Monthly giving is as easy, safe, and as inexpensive as a Netflix subscription. Start a monthly donation to NAPE Foundation today and get matched at 100%. Terms and conditions apply.