On November 10, 2023, the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation and Aseda Foundation Skilled Artisan Project graduation took place at the Takoradi Technical University Auditorium.
President of the National House of Chiefs, Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi II chaired the event, Paramount Chief of Essikado Ketan Traditional Area, Nana Kobina Nketia V, Municipal Chief Executive of Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, Honorable Abdul Mumin Issah, Executive Director of GNPC Dr. Dominic Eduah graced the occasion.
The initiative which saw it’s graduation come off last week was instituted by Ms. Diana Adjei, Chief Executive Officer of Aseda Foundation to help the needy through craftsmanship such as; fabrication, hairstyling, sewing, artisan, welding among others artisans in any area of choice.
Amongst the graduates, was popular Takoradi-based musician Sally Mugabe Hayfron, known by stage name Sally M who specialized in make- up.Sally M
sold a thrilling performance at the graduation ceremony.She performed three songs; Makoma, her latest single Feeling and a project song dedicated for Aseda Foundation and GNPC Foundation.
The event saw 264 graduating students specialized in areas such is dressmaking, welding and fabrication, beads making tailoring, make-up and other hands-on projects.
All graduating students were given tools relating to their field of study as a key start-up enhancer by Ghana National Petroleum Corporation Foundation.
Through their fine efforts; Ghana National Petroleum Commission’s philanthropic umbrella GNPC Foundation has been a partner and therefore elevated the initiative wherefore graduates secure National Vocational Technician Institute certification as well as tools and equipment for graduates to set up their own businesses afterwards.