During the last few months, we have witnessed and enjoyed the success of a number of our participants. We have also had to say farewell to two of them, who have attained the enviable status of TY Alumni. We congratulate our successful participants – those who are still with us and those who are leaving. We wish all those leaving a continued fruitful, enjoyable and professional work experience with requisite rewards. We are proud of all of you.
Akosua, our graduate Engineer has made it into the world of work. She has been offered employment in one of our largest international telecommunications Companies. She is currently completing their in-house orientation. It was a great day when she finally got the call. She could not contain her joy and Skyped me all the way in New York from our ICT Centre to give me the news. She has promised to be a dedicated professional and to put to use all that she has learnt at Totally Youth. Akosua keeps in touch now via phone and Skype.
Summ, our Radio Presenter has also moved on to a better job with accommodation and transportation as perks. He is enjoying a whole new routine at a new Radio Station out of Accra. He is on air every day, entertaining the youth with his music and entertainment show, which he produces and hosts. He no longer needs accommodation at Totally Youth which opens up the opportunity for another participant to move in. Summ stays in touch via telephone and email and so far so good with his new job. He believes that his preparation at TY has strengthened him as a professional and he has promised to make us proud.
Nakki – our Events Manager is doing well with his Ghana High School Music Awards which he has now transformed into the Fashion and Music Encounter – FAME, to include a fashion segment in a bid to get sponsorships for both young musicians and young fashion designers. Nakki received his first, signed sponsorship packages recently – one for free broadcast of his programme on one of our private television networks and the other, for financial support to contribute to the cost of production of the 16 episodes of the programme. He has also received fabrics from two donors for contestants, which will be designed and made into outfits by the contesting young fashion designers to fit the young music contestants as part of the show. A hotel is offering its dance hall for the recording of the show on barter basis. The production team is made up of young self-employed graduates from our national film school. This is therefore a show by the youth for the youth with the youth. It’s great to see young talented professionals at work. Nakki is still with us at TY and we are very proud of his achievements. He has access to TY Shared Office Space, Wi-Fi Internet, Computers, Event Space, Knowledge Space (DSTV), ICT Centre and transitional accommodation. He receives mentoring and counselling whenever he needs it. In support of his show, the contesting fashion designers will use TY’s Fashion Centre to design and make the outfits for the 12 Music contestants for each episode.
THE FIGHT FOR YOUTH EMPLOYMENT IS A MUST
We miss both Akosua and Summ already, but we are very happy for them, their siblings and their parents. Since they are still in touch with us, we are continuing our counselling and mentoring by email, Skype and telephone. Totally Youth is proud of its alumni and we believe, even more so than before, that when given the right kind of support and conditions, our youth excel as committed, motivated and disciplined professionals. Furthermore, youth unemployment leads to unnecessary youth depression, drug and alcohol abuse, unwanted pregnancies, broken homes, homelessness and streetism, which must be stopped at all costs. Youth employment guarantees our youth the basic needs of life – food, shelter and clothing, which no-one can live without. Let us continue to FIGHT FOR YOUTH EMPLOYMENT as our contribution to world peace and development.
OUR SUCCESS - YOUR SUCCESS
We say a Big THANK YOU to all the Totally Youth Friends of the Youth for Helping us Help the youth Help themselves. We make a winning team. CONGRATULATIONS.