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YPYC starts mentorship programme at KNUST

Transformational leadership advocate, Young Professionals and Youth Coalition, YPYC is commencing the execution of its game-changing leadership Masterclass on March, 18 at the Agriculture & Natural Resources College of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST. 

The Transformational leadership training programme is an authentically practical leadership development platform for young mentees and highly experienced mentors from various industries to engage with the objective of nurturing generational leaders to drive  Ghana and Africa’s development agenda.

“We seek to help rewrite Africa’s leadership and development narrative through the training and grooming of transformational leaders for communities, institutions and nations starting from Ghana. The journey which, we started about 13 years ago is already yielding results hence we are encouraged to do more,”  YPYC Founder and President, Hon Andy Okrah said.

According to the dynamic transformational leadership advocate, YPYC is simply working with relevant institutions and individuals to nurture the calibre of leaders Africa and for that matter Ghana needs to change her leadership and development story meaningfully.

“This Mentors-Mentees Masterclass innovation is our newest addition to the YPYC’s annual Transform Summit and Role Models Awards and related transformational leadership events. And, we intend to start it at KNUST and take it to the rest of the country and continent at a realistic speed. At KNUST alone, we are targeting over 10,000 students of which, about 50% of mentee participants shall be retained for further grooming after the main events,” he said. 

Explaining why they chose KNUST, he said that it is more about its place in the nurturing of leaders in Ghana and Africa and the  readiness of the university to commence the innovative programme. 

Confirming this the Provost  of the College on his part said, “this programme perfectly fits in our leadership development agenda hence we are excited about it and hoping to make the best of the opportunity.”

The event dubbed Mentors- Mentees Workshop is assembling renowned professionals from various industries who are committed to the transformational agenda to engage with young students leaders and others and train them adequately with well prepared modules using the  Masterclass innovation. 

The leading mentors expected to participate in the maiden edition include…. These are professionals who are already impacting the next generation of leaders and are excited to through YPYC’s leadership training innovation expand the frontiers of their efforts to help transform Ghana and Africa. 

The College has over 20,000 students of which about 20% are expected to benefit from in-person and virtual sessions after which, 50% of participants who excel shall be adopted by the mentors for further training. 

Other colleges of the University shall have their sessions after which, organisers shall take the innovation to other tertiary institutions across Ghana and Africa.

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