CAVNET Ghana, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based at Wa in the Upper West Region is to set to train and mentor over five hundred students across the Upper West and Northern Region as part of events to mark the National Volunteer Day in Ghana.
National Volunteer Day (NVDay) which is slated for the 21st of September every year is geared towards encouraging Ghanaians to take up the attitude of Volunteerism.
According to the Executive Director of CAVNET Ghana Issah Adil, the mentorship and training program is to impact lives of students and contribute to the development of communities in the two regions.
Last year, CAVNET organised a similar event to train over 250 children through its practical ICT Training at Piisi, a community in the Wa Municipality. Mr Adil disclosed that the aim of the NGO is to double the number of students and involve more volunteers this year.
The Executive Director said the Peer Mentorship program for girls will run concurrently in Wa and Tamale on September 21. The Mentorship program is to empower girls and provide them with the skills and tools to make positive choices in order to achieve academic, leadership, life, relationship and entrepreneurial success. The girls will be taken through Volunteerism and community engagement, building self-esteem and self confidence skills, University exploration, financial litercay and entrepreneurship.
CAVNET will also hold practical ICT training for students in Wa on September 23 to introduce computers and ICT tools to students in deprived communities who do not having access to computers.
The Executive Director of CAVNET Ghana Issah Adil encouraged individuals to volunteer and contribute their quota to the development of the nation.
Source: Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith / Streamghanaonline