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Business News of Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Source: Akosua Mpare

Airtel Ghana's hello world series empowers final year students of the University of Ghana

Airtel Ghana, a leader in Corporate Social Responsibility and winner of the Bharti Changemaker Award, is stepping up efforts to empower and inspire final year students in tertiary institutions with the second edition of “Hello World Series” held at the of the School of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Ghana, Legon.

The “Hello World Series” is an initiative of the company to equip final year students with the requisite skills to make a smooth transition from the classroom to the real world.

The Series provides a platform for Airtel employees, who are experts in the field, to engage and prepare participants for the world of work.

The interaction also allows the subject matter experts to support participating students explore varied career opportunities and navigate early years of professional life through interactive sessions and real life simulations.

Airtel Ghana’s Human Resource Director, Kwame Annor was the facilitator at the second edition of Hello World Series at the School of Biomedical Engineering, University of Ghana, Legon.

He took participants through a session on Professional Conduct and Behavior.

Speaking after the session, Mr. Annor said, “Our objective with this initiative is to empower participants to be better prepared for the world outside of the classroom through open dialogue, practical and real life simulations.

At Airtel, we are passionate about empowering young people to fully realise their potential. The Hello World Series allow us to do just that by providing a platform for our employees to spend time shaping the minds of these students who will in the near future be running organisations in the country.

Through these seminars, participants become more informed, confident and well prepared for the world of work. We are pleased to work with tertiary institutions across the country to equip final year students with the skills that will prepare and make them attractive for the job market and to employers”.

Participating students took the opportunity to ask questions on transitioning from the classroom to the work place and professional conduct. Expressing their gratitude to Airtel Ghana, Dr. Elvis Tiburu, Head of Department of the School of Biomedical Sciences said “We are grateful to Airtel Ghana for instituting this platform to equip and empower our students.

It is also our hope that this initiative will be extended to other tertiary institutions across the country to benefit all students” Airtel Ghana continues to demonstrate commitment towards empowering people through its impactful CSR initiatives such as the School Adoption Program, Evolve with STEM and Airtel Touching Lives.