BY MUNTALLA INUSAH | email@example.com
THE BEAUTY therapy module under the Krowor Women Empowerment Project (KWEP) and Joetech Fashion & Training Institute have graduated 43 youth from skills training.
The KWEP training, dubbed ‘KWEP Spa and Beauty College’, is an initiative of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Krowor, Mrs Elizabeth Afoley Quaye. The Spa College graduated 37 trainees in beauty therapy whereas Joetech graduated six trainees in dressmaking.
The MP, who doubles as the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, tasked the graduands to “be good ambassadors when you go out there into the world.”
Mrs Quaye who is the founder of KWEP fully funded the 18-month training.
“Investing in people doesn’t stress me”
Mrs Quaye told the DAILY HERITAGE after the ceremony that it had always been her desire to impact the lives of people and also support them make themselves and society better.
“What I set out to do is to impact the lives of the youth and that is what makes me satisfied…. It doesn’t come with any stress. When you have a vision and you pray to God, God opens doors for you to be able to realize your vision. I don’t see the investment as huge because it is actually affecting lives so that is more important.
“We are turning out these youth by the grace of God and we pray that these ones will also follow in the footsteps of the first and second batches when they go out.”
The Minister while expressing gratitude to persons who have shared in her vision and ideology, singled out the Director of Joetech, Mr Joseph Kwaah and Madam Elizabeth Nana Andoh, the Manageress of KWEP Spa and Beauty College for praises.
She explained to the gathering that some many of the youth were taken to China to acquire skills in aquaculture production. Some she said have already established themselves.
Others she said are undergoing training in Information Communication Technology and would soon be graduated.
Afoley for 2020
The beneficiaries, who have seen the effort of the MP, have pledged to support her in all certainty and assured her of their vote in the 2020 elections.
“Honourable Afoley Quaye, we are grateful for what you have done for us. We assure you that in 2020 we will also vote for you to show our appreciation to you,” one of them told the paper.
Citation in honour
They presented the Minister with a citation in her honour to show their appreciation. The graduands from the Joetech institute also presented the minister with a gift.
“Thank you for being the first place in our heart we could call home, Mum for your infinite love, we are always grateful, Mum for all the support, love and friendship you have given us, we thank you and we love you Mum. We are so thankful that God made you our Honourable, from KWEP Third Graduands. God bless you” the citation in honour read.
What is KWEP Spa?
Madam Elizabeth Nana Andoh, the Manageress of KWEP Spa and Beauty College, told the paper that the intensive 18 months training involved massage, make-up, facials, manicure, pedicure among others.
She commended the MP for giving her that opportunity to serve and appealed to philanthropist individuals and organisations to come on board and augment the effort of the minister.
Rachel Afia Duodoo was adjudged the over-all best student of the group and was given an undisclosed amount.
In the case of Joetech, sewing machines were presented to deserving and hardworking graduands.