The New Vision Foundation International (NVFI), a development oriented humanitarian relief and advocacy Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) has signed a partnership agreement with SEDAT Consult. This will help students in the region to discover and appreciate their innate talents and strengths for career decision making and to explore and understand the dynamics of the 21st century World of work.
Under the partnership agreement, NVFI would organize educational talk shows in the target schools and colleges and undertake development oriented activities that would facilitate purpose-driven education for students for smooth entry into the labour market.
Speaking at a ceremony to announce the partnership, Executive Director of NVFI Mr. Gabriel Adams underscored the importance of the partnership adding that, career guidance was an important but the missing element in the country’s educational system.
He further explained, “There was a major disconnect between the expectations of the educational system and the preparation for and selection of a career plan. Many students are confused about their future. Many are unemployed and looking for jobs and many are not able to build a successful career because of lack of or inadequate career coaching or guidance.”
Mr Adams said, “NVFI was dedicated to addressing the challenges of deprived rural and urban communities in youth development, education, women empowerment and protection of children’s rights and access to social justice. The Foundation would live true to its mission to achieve its vision through building sustainable and healthy partnerships with donor agencies, companies, government agencies philanthropists and other NGOs.”
Chief Executive Officer of SEDAT Consult Mrs Patricia Abena Kissi said, “They were committed to providing innovative practical training as well as human resource solutions to students using proven techniques. The company believed in helping the youth to choose the right careers to live fulfilled lives and that the partnership agreement formed part of their Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR). The partnership was propelled by its passion to help young people to develop the critical skills for their personal and career development and stated that beneficiaries would soon witness the impact of the programme.”
The agreement was signed on behalf of NVFI by its Executive Director, Mr Gabriel Adams and his counterpart at SEDAT Consult, Mrs Patricia Abena Kissi, the CEO.