Pastor Kpewu Joshua Sets Aside March 16 To Launch Hope Builders For Entrepreneurial Education In Ghana ;Urges Ghanaian Youth To Embrace Entrepreneurship

The programme which would be launched at Ave-Dakpa Old Market was the under the theme: "VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION, OUR RESPONSIBILITY."

Pastor Kpewu Joshua Sets Aside March 16 To Launch Hope Builders For Entrepreneurial Education In Ghana ;Urges Ghanaian Youth To Embrace Entrepreneurship
FOUNDER and leader of Hope Builders for Entrepreneurship Education, an Non-governmental Organisation (NGO), Pastor Kpewu Joshua Yao, has set aside Saturday March 16, 2024 to officially launch the Hope Builders for entrepreneurial education in the country, with a call on the Ghanaian youth to consider entrepreneurship to secure jobs and lead better lives.

The programme which would be launched at Ave-Dakpa Old Market was the under the theme: "VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION, OUR RESPONSIBILITY."
He disclosed that the programme would be graced with high profile personalities in the persons of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Akatsi North Constituency, Honourable Peter Nortsu Kotoe, Assembly man for Ave-Dakpa Electoral Area, Honourable Ahiabu Patrick, Headmaster of Ave Dakpa Technical Institute, Mr Stephen K. Mamah, Hope Builders in Nigeria, Pastor Mathias B. Yashim, Director of NCCE from Akatsi North District, Mr Seth Kofi Deenu, the Director in-charge of Youth Employment Agency in Akatsi North and Akatsi North District Executive, Mr Peter Ofosu.

The move, he mentioned, formed part of his personal long term vision to produce entrepreneurs and innovators in the country.
He said the NGO would also be introducing an entrepreneurship and Innovation employment Model and re-emphasized his vision to support the private sector, especially young entrepreneurs, to grow in Ghana.
Speaking in an interview with Soireenews. com ahead of the launch of the NGO, Mr Kpewu called for sponsorship from various philanthropists, corporate organisations to  support his NGO to grow in order to assist the underprivileged in the society in Ghana.

Mr Kpawu who doubles as a pastor and  professional licensed teacher said the non-profit making humanitarian registered NGO was headquartered in Ave-Dakpa which is a town in the Volta Region of Ghana and the capital of the Akatsi North District.
He shared the main vision of the NGO which centered on how to help underprivileged, poor  and needy young people/youths to go through an effective entrepreneurship skill trainings in order to be gainfully employed.

He added that their vision was aimed at building a healthy resourceful youths for the needy communities in Ghana by transforming young adults to develop a skill required for self reliance, hoslitic living and community's improvements.
He indicated that he decision to form the organization was premises on the grounds that he realizes that a lot of youths in the country not are unemployed and also lack entrepreneur skills.
He noted that "So as an NGO what we want to do now is to mobilize these youths in order to invest in them by helping these young people to go through effective entrepreneur skill trainings which after the complexion it would help these young people to be employed. 

"We have realized that there are some artisans who are already entrepreneurs who had established their own local companies which we as an NGO is liaising with these individual personalities such as welders, dressmakers (tailors), hairdressers, phone repairers, fitters , among many artisans who we have spoken to them for which they have agreed that they were not just in the country to make money but also to impact their skill in the underprivileged society.

"So these professional personalities whose we are liasing with are ever ready to help anyone that comes to their offices with unemployed issues and want to learn aforementioned most profitable handworks/skills and that they (master artisans) are ready to assist these young people without even paying  apprenticeship agreement fees. 
"Because we have gone through agreement terms with these master artisans. So we can refer these learners to wherever professional fields he/she want to learn the trade to acquire the skills.

"So as l am talking right now there are youths who wanted to go to the vocational and technical schools. However, through the instrumentality of the NGO which is about to be launched, we have sent one male student to Ave-Dakpa Technical Institute who is now  studying courses in the building constructions and a young girl is also errolled at Ave-Dakpa Senior High School studying clothing and fashion design courses," Mr Kpewu disclosed to the journalist.
He mentioned that the target group for the NGO to support to learn the trade is the youth who attained the age from 18 to 35 years who are unemployed in the country, saying that the organization assistance of the youths are not only limited to those who are living at Ave-Dakpa communities in the Volta Region.

According to Mr Kpewu, the youth entrepreneur programme being carried by the organization was decentralized one, saying that the NGO has a short, medium and long term strategies
He indicated that "our focus is to spread our assistance entrepreneurial education training programme in all the 275 districts of the 16 regions in Ghana and called on the donor community to support the NGO--Hope Builders to actualize its vision, aspiration and dreams."
"We are aiming towards of helping the youths in the country but we have starting as beginner to help the youths in the Akatsi North District and that gradually we spread our assistance entrepreneurial education programme all over the country," he further assured.
According to him, since the existence of the organization, it has so far help 200 young people in the communities the Ave-Dakpa of the district.
Initially, Mr Kpewu indicated that the NGO has started provisions of the educational materials including books, pens and pencils of stationeries to the underprivileged young students in the various schools in the Akatsi North District who lost their parents (orphans).
He mentioned that last year before the basic primary school reopped, the NGO distributed over 300 hundreds exercise books to the needy students in the various public basic schools in the needy communities of the district.
He stressed that right now "our entrepreneurial education assistance programme strength based on the helping underprivileged, poor, needy youths in the deprived communities of the district.
Mr Kpewu has urged Ghanaian youth to embrace innovation and entrepreneurship so as to contribute meaningfully to national development, and attain a dignifying life for themselves and their families in their various fields of study.
According to him, he believes that it is only through embracing innovation and entrepreneurship that a successful professional life can be built.
He said graduates across the world, especially in low-income and even some advanced countries, desire to get a job immediately after school. “There are a few courageous ones, however, who he applauded for daring to venture into the unknown and embrace innovations that became outstanding and successful in their respective fields,” he noted.
He added that such people were those who invented new business and technology, and proffered solutions to myriad of challenges facing the world.
He further encouraged the graduates and all Ghanaian youth to have the mindset of being innovative and entrepreneurial, rather than depending on others for jobs and livelihoods