As part of efforts to ensure that pupils aspire to become professionals in various sectors, the Rotary Club of Accra-Legon, marked Career Day with pupils of Aplaku M/A 2 Basic School the Weija-Gbawe municipality in the Greater Accra last Friday.
Students portrayed themselves as experts in different sectors by dressing up in the attire of doctors, traders, lawyers, journalists and many more.
The celebration was marked to facilitate and encourage pupils to study towards their professional career goals and look beyond basic school into the future.
Members of the Rotary club Accra-Legon, interacted with pupils on their personal career experiences and advised pupils to take cue from their experiences to determine what they want to pursue in future.
John Michael Appiah, Past President of Rotary club Accra-Legon, encourage students “not to give up on their dream career but to push harder irrespective of where they find themselves.”
Rotarian Togbuiga Delasie Dogbey, Public Relation Chairman of Rotary club Accra-Legon, urged the students to persevere even when they find themselves in difficult situations such as financial challenges to strive harder and overcome such barriers.
He appealed to the students not to be defined by their family background and but to earn money the right way instead of resorting to shortcuts and easy means of making money.
“Journalism is a good profession but is only your determination that can take you there” he said.
Miss. Ruby Dzanton, the Headmistress of Aplaku M/A 2 Basic School expressed gratitude to Rotary Club Accra-Legon for initiating the celebration, which is the first of its kind in the school.
“The school would take a cue from the initiative of the Rotary club Accra-Legon to impact more in the lives of students and help motivate them to pursue their dreams in the future,” she said.
The Rotary Club Accra-Legon, also presented Mathematics and Social Studies text books to the school to enhance effective learning.
Rotarian Dela Project Director,Rotary Club of Accra-Legon encouraged the students to take their studies serious but incase they are not able to make it beyond the university they should not be discouraged but learn a vocation or start their own business.
She also encouraged young ladies not to allow anybody to take advantage of them in exchange for jobs.
The pupils were also mentored by Rotarian Awuni,Membership Director Rotary Club of Accra-Legon,IPP Debrah,PN Doe, Rotarian Yvette.
The Rotary Club Accra-Legon meets at Earl Heights Hotel every Wednesday from 6:30pm.