“48% of our youth are unemployed. Of the 250,000 young men and women entering the labour market, only 2% are absorbed into the formal sector.” 1
A very grim picture wouldn’t you say? Now compare the above statement to this: “The Ghanaian worker doesn’t care about the quality of his job, and doesn’t have any feeling for his profession nor his customer/client.” 2
A very sharp contrast. Which begs the question, do we have both a shortage of jobs and a lack of apathy? Is it that those who have jobs are dissatisfied and those that want the jobs don’t qualify? Or is itour fate to always keep struggling?
“Poverty of the mind is far worse than an impoverished economic standing. A mind rich with knowledge can create a wealthy life but a poor mind will destroy the most privileged life” – Mike Wilson
Finding the Person Called Me (FTPcM) Affair is an initiative that seeks to equip individuals to rise above their environment and their circumstance. The program take participants on a journey of rediscovery through a series of personal reflections and interactive discussions and ends with participants drawing up a game plan on how to actualize their new life with the new discoveries they have made.
FTPcM was developed by MamiSerwaa Amoakohene of 3Ps Solutions. A Ghanaian born social entrepreneur who undertook a quest to help a friend uncover their strengths when they asked her two simple questions. “Do you know your Strengths?” and “How did you find it?” FTPcM was the upshot of that quest.
According to a United Nations’ report; Poverty has many dimensions, but its causes include unemployment, social exclusion, and high vulnerability of certain population to disasters, diseases and other phenomena which prevent them from being productive. It further states that 70% of the global total of extremely poor people live in Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
Since it’s launch in April of 2016 FTPcM has challenged, transformed and equipped individuals to learn how to honestly assess themselves and create a practical life changing game plan that will position them to take advantage of the jobs they desire, maximise their potential and talents while making them more marketable.
On Saturday, May the 27th at the African Internship Academy, North Industry, FTPcM will be having a special program in commemoration of their One Year Anniversary. This program geared for the Job Seekers not only seeks to equip and empower participants, but will also include a round table discussion of stakeholders in the Human Resources Sector, Private Industry and Public Sector on bridging the issues of employment. We entreat you to join us and be a part of the solution. WhatsApp 0265389443 for inquiries or details.
1. citifmonline.com, Godwin A. Allotey & Duke Opoku Mensah;
2016/05/12/48 – Ghanaian-youth-jobless-world-bank
2. Ghanaweb.com, Nico van Staalduinen; 2017/04/04 – Do staff want to and know how to work in Ghana?
Author: MamiSerwaa Amoakohene, Curator
Finding the Person Called Me Invigorating and Inspiriting You to Mighty Works