Sunday, May 16, 2010

AN-NISAA FOUNDATION EMBARKS ON AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM TO MENTOR YOUTH IN DEPRIVED COMMUNITIES




The future looks bright for youths who through good mentoring are able to pursue their dream career to it logical conclusion as one university lecturer at the University of Ghana Legon puts it. This means that assisting and shaping the minds of the Ghanaian youth today holds many illuminating prospects for our dear nation. It is sad to say that in the light of all the benefits , little or no attention is given to mentorship programs in area where it is needed most such as deprived communities be it in urban or rural centers. Its against this back drop that a Non Governmental Organization made up of professional female Muslims known as the AN-NISAA FOUNDATION has embark on a mentoring program with the aim of motivating, reshaping and empowering youths in such deprived communities especially ones in urban centers.

According to the President of the Association Rukiyatu Iddriss in an exclusive interview acknowledged that the youth in our societies are faced with countless challenges and based on some of these challenges, are not able to take the right decisions that would enable them pursue the right careers. She noted that most youths in such deprived communities do not get the necessary help from their parents and in such situations they seek solace in their peers who have no or less experience in life and drugs.

But AN-NISAA FOUNDATION according to Madam Iddriss is trying to close that gap and create an environment or a platform where youths in such communities would have access to any member of the foundation through e-mails, telephone conversations and periodical visit to these areas for encouragements and words of advice. The foundation which is made up of lawyers, Doctors, Business women, Accountants, Bankers and women from other career disciplines visited the Alwalid Islamic School in Nima over the weekend to impact their knowledge through interactions with students of the school.

The headmaster of Alwalid School Mallam Alhassan Sualah in his acceptance speechexpress his profound appreciation to members of the foundation and appeal said such gesture from the foundation will go a long way to assist the students become remodels in their communities. He then appeal for more such visits from other benevolent organizations.

The mentoring program is one of the benevolent initiatives carried out by the AN-NISAA Foundation to assist those who need help most in our society.

By Benjamin Nana Appiah Acquaye
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