On Thursday the 7th, BA organised a graduation ceremony for the second cohort of the skills training beneficiaries under the theme “alleviating poverty through entrepreneurship”. A total of 60 burgeoning entrepreneurs from the fields of weaving, baking, organic gardening and carpentry were inducted into the world of work. These graduates had earlier received their nationally recognised certificates from the National Vocational Training Institute. It was against this backdrop that the regional director of the institute was invited to present the certificates and throw more light on their work.
The ceremony was able to garner the presence of key regional and district level officials in the fields of education and vocational training, social work, and entrepreneurship. These dignitaries were very happy about Braveaurora’s role in honing entrepreneurs in the district. They admonished the graduates to see their graduation as a first step as a lot still lies ahead. The graduates were reminded to take their businesses seriously and also work towards scaling and absorbing other idle hands. The District Coordinating Director and District Director of Education of the West Mamprusi District both made passionate appeals to Braveaurora to replicate these development solutions in other areas of the district. They applauded the organisation for the excellent work done in poverty alleviation.
The graduates were very happy to finally receive their certificates after working so hard for it. They expressed their gratitude to Braveaurora foremost, their trainers, family and friends for making it possible for them. They dazzled the crowds with their dance skills. The fresh graduates displayed their colorful products in an exhibition stand for participants to have a feel of their work. They also reiterated their commitment to keep the braveaurora brand alive by joining the other alumni in giving back to their communities. They pledged to make very good use of the skills acquired.
Braveaurora on the other hand promised to continue its support to the graduates through offering startup capital, business mentoring, venture tie-ups and market linkages. Braveaurora was overjoyed to use the platform to update participants on its recent induction of 120 people from 7 communities into the third cycle of its vocational training programme.