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.
Meet Mahamadu, a first-year Computerized Accounting student and a beneficiary of NAPE Foundation who volunteers his time as a Librarian at Palm Institute when he is not in class. He is from La-atarigu in East Mamprusi in the Northern Region. He aspires to be an accountant and entrepreneur in the near future. He enjoys the lectures at Palm Institute and appreciates the use of real life scenarios to be able to practically apply the knowledge learned.
Through NAPE Foundation and the scholarship available, he is being supported financially.
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On 16th December, 2017, Palm Institute held its 2nd Graduation Ceremony for the class of 2017. The theme centered on Building a Sustainable Liberal Arts Education in a Conducive Environment. Sixteen graduates were awarded diplomas in Business Administration, Computerized Accounting, and Banking Technology and Accounting. The graduation was attended by management, staff, faculty, board members, friends of Palm Institute and friends and family of those graduating.
The Founder, Rev. Dr. Okantey spoke to the graduates and encouraged them to strive towards meeting their goals with efficiency and effectiveness. He also highlighted Palm Institute’s major achievements since 2014, which included the start of construction of the first phase of Palm Institute’s permanent campus.
Mr. Sie was awarded the Founder’s Award which signifies the best overall student from the 2017 graduating class. He was presented with a new Dell laptop. Various other awards were presented to students based on their academic performance.
Congratulations to the 2017 graduating class! We wish them all the best!
Emmanuel and Habib were among some of the first beneficiaries of NAPE Foundation scholarships who enrolled in Palm Institute in 2014. They graduated in 2016 with a Diploma in Computerized Accounting and Business Administration respectively.
Emmanuel did his National Service with Adom Herbal and then joined the Ghana Police Service. He currently works at the Ghana Parliament House. Habib completed his National Service at the Mother-Love Hospital in Adenta and was recommended by his supervisor for employment upon completing his service.Forty-two percent of our first graduating class is employed.
Your contribution to quality higher education is evident in our graduates and thanks to your support our graduate employmnent statistics keep rising.
Keep contributing towards raising the next geneation of values-based African leaders.
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