Tebah Educational Initiative (T.E.I) launched an Innovative Students’ Empowerment Program (ISEP), which seeks to enhance the interface for stakeholders to understand their critical role towards offering a holistic education. The launch was held on Saturday, June 30, at Akroma Plaza Hotel as part of the first Annual Fundraising Gala and Fifth Anniversary celebration. The 2018 T.E.I Fundraising Gala was on the theme; A Night of Excellence – Celebrating the success of mentees.
Ms. Viola Tebah, the Executive Director of T.E.I, told the Ghana News Agency in an interview that the program would offer students the opportunity to build and link theoretical studies to the business world. Students must be exposed to the business environment at the very early stage, there must be pragmatic relationship between the academia and enterprises, enhanced connection among stakeholders, as well as the creation of enabling environment for fresh graduates to venture into entrepreneurship.
The occasion was graced with official leaders like the Deputy Minister of Upper East Region, Mr. Frank Adongo and former Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection in Ghana, Nana Oye Lithur. She stated the initiative will create many avenues and opportunities for those who have prepared themselves to go to school but cannot afford tuition. The Chairman of the Board of Directors of T.E.I, Mr. Francis Ameyibor said it was worthwhile to support T.E.I because of its objectives. He said the initiative sought to open an educational platform and jointly with stakeholders to offer the students the opportunity to build and link theoretical studies to the business world.