Ubuntu Online Academy Encourages Ghana and African Youth To Equip Themselves To Compete Globally

Young Ghanaians and Africans in general have been motivated to learn to be abreast with modern trends to be able to compete in the current world situation.

At a round table discussion organized by Ubuntu Online Academy at the Lancaster Hotel in Accra on Tuesday, business owners, CEOs of corporations and NGOs, HR heads, CSR heads, media and sports people met to brainstorm on the pain points of hiring in their various industries and how Ubuntu Online Academy can bridge the gap.

Some of the solutions found were training, creativity, volunteerism, digital media influence, experience sharing and encouragement.

MC of the day, Mrs. Busie Matsiko-Andan, a Souh African married to a Ghanaian expressed that the time for change is now and Africans must stand up and do something for their respective nations and continent.

Entreprenuer, Ms. Clara Penkra-Sam CEO of Clatural, a fashion organization shared some experience with guests.

She said fashion is a big industry and branding in fashion is key.

She spoke about creativity, awareness creation and how Africa can lead in the industry with excellent training and skill development.

Mrs. Sylvia Akwaboah, President of Soccer For Dreamers whose three sons are young footballers and very much interested in education and helping others said they wanted to find a platform to support footballers who do nothing after training and it generated into the Ubuntu project.

She noted that skill and certificates are not enough in the current dispensation as the youth ought to be confident, innovative, intelligent, have leadership potentials, be able to work with others (teamwork) and have what it takes to succeed or move to a higher level.

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She was very confident that in unity, Africans would build a better continent together, as they have realized then need for positive change.

“We want to train 200 enthusistic young people as volunteers, the number could increase when we see the need for for people, I think its time for Africa” she added.

She asked interested people to check out the Ubuntu platform on http://ubuntuonlineacademy.org.

Ubuntu Online Academy is a free learning platform, an initiative by Soccer For Dreamers to equip the youth of Ghana, and eventually Africa for employment prospects or entrepreneurship.

By Sammy Heywood Okine

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