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YEL recruits more talents ahead of National Convocation

Accra, June 16, GNA – As
part of its passion to support excellent youth talents in various fields of endeavour,
Youth Excellent League (YEL), an empowerment programme by The BEIGE Foundation,
is extending its recruitment to other regions of the country.

Mike Nyinaku, Founder
and Chief Executive Officer of BEIGE, has made available a seed capital of GHȼ2
million to support the initiative.

The programme seeks to
train, support and promote youth excellence in the country.

The initiative,
powered by BEIGE Group, seeks to recognise and award exceptional youth talent,
particularly in the area of academia including basic, secondary and tertiary
levels of education.

The recruitment
mission began in September 2016 with over 500 talents already recruited,
bringing the total talents recruited so far to 637 in  eight out of the 10 regions of the country.

The recruitment were
done in 10 tertiary institutions, 33 Senior High Schools and 73 Junior High
Schools  in the Western, Central,
Eastern, Volta, Ashanti, Northern and Greater Accra Regions of Ghana.

Some of the schools
from which the talents were recruited include; Kwame Nkrumah University of
Science and Technology, Takoradi Technical University, University of
Professional Studies, Rangoon Camp A&B Junior High School, Anyaa M/A 1
& 2 Basic Schools, Prampram Freeman Methodist Basic School, and Adenta
Community Junior High School.

Others are; Mpohor
Senior High School, Sekondi College, Mfanstipim Boys School, Wesley Girls’ High
School, Yaa Asantewaa Girls’ Senior High School, Techiman Senior High among others.

According to
Anne-Marie Blackmore, Programmes Officer of the BEIGE Foundation, the Youth
Excellence League will bring together the best youthful brains in the country.

“Through this project,
we seek not to only identify and support these talents but to push our youth to
crave for excellence in all they do. We believe that the youth form a
significant part of the nation; hence the need to give them a push that will
eventually inure to the benefit of the country in the right direction. We also
hope to cover the remaining two regions before the end of June this year,” she
said.

She also added “It is
our belief that persons who perform remarkably in academics or whose overall
achievements are outstanding are worthy of celebration. It is for this reason
that the project is designed to reward their excellence,” she remarked.

Beneficiaries, apart
from receiving financial rewards, will be trained and honed as part of a skills
development programme run by The BEIGE Academy, the capacity and skills training
arm of BEIGE.

As a project, the
Youth Excellence League would actively search for, identify and support youth
who demonstrate exceptional skills in their academic programmes.

These would include;
youth at the Junior High levels, Senior High Levels and the tertiary
institutions.

YEL is a talent
development initiative of The BEIGE Foundation that seeks to recognize and
award exceptional youth talents.

GNA

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