BY RAMSON ACQUAH-HAYFORD
THE CHIEF Executive Officer (CEO) of Kowak Events, Mrs Yaa Ofosuaa Otu-Danquah, has encouraged men and the unemployed youth to pursue interior and exterior decoration as either full-time or part-time career due to how lucrative it is.
According to Madam Otu-Danquah, against the popular notion that it is a ‘feminine career’, there are men who have excelled in the field of event decoration.
“My head of Creativity is a man. He actually does the work on the ground — setup, wrappings, etc so we should make an effort to eradicate that notion from our minds and encourage men and the unemployed youth in general to learn the craft of event decorations.”
She said this during the maiden dècor training of Kowak Event Kowak, which came off at the event house’s head office at Spintex, Accra, last Saturday.
She added that not only should the unemployed learn the craft but the employed too. She stated that “I know a lot of people that have day jobs yet executes events on a large scale. We even have a secretary who has joined the class today. So we encourage people to come out to learn something during our next event.”
The event brought together various events decor professionals, practitioners and enthusiasts from different backgrounds.
Belinda Nifa, a participant in the training, told the DAILY HERITAGE that “I’ve learnt a lot; I’ve always had a passion for décor. Sometimes when I see the end product, I feel it is magic.
“I do not know the instructor very much but she’s very accommodating. I’ve always wanted the opportunity to have an extra craft because we have got to the era where (sic) only one source of salary cannot satisfy all your expenses, so, even if you have a job there should be another source of income.”
Lastly she also encouraged the unemployed youth to wake up, learn a craft and get out of the state they find themselves in because nobody would fend for them if they do not do it themselves.