The CEO and founder of Soronko Academy, Mrs. Regina Honu was invited by the Minister of Communications to mentor at a mentoring event that was held at Cape Coast as part of Girls In ICT Day celebrations. Initially, she was excited because she loved to mentor and engage with young girls. Mrs. Honu did start to worry if she had become too corporate to connect with the girls. When she started her journey she did a lot of mentoring with young girls and loved every minute of it. Now her amazing team and mentors handled that and she worked more on strategy.
When she told the story of our work and the impact, she tailored it to her audience. It had been a while since she had an audience of young girls. In attendance, they had the Minister of Communications Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful and her two deputies Hon. George Andah and Hon. Vincent Sowah Odotei and 980 girls from 14 districts. There were 5 other amazing mentors whose stories really inspired her. They had some great entertainment by the unstoppable DJ Switch. Her stagecraft was really amazing. She had all the girls and our CEO up dancing.
Mrs. Honu’s presentation was well-received. She connected with the girls and shared her story in a way they appreciated and connected with. She spoke in English and Twi. Mrs. Honu wanted to try Fanti but she’s not fluent and would need to eat a banana to make her voice sweet. Mrs. Honu thinks Fanti is a sweet language. She really had an amazing time and during the questions and answers, one girl said Mrs. Honu was her role model and after the session, she had to give out my number since the girls wanted to call her and find out how they could be like her and what they could do to become a software developer. Mrs. Honu got a lot of new mentees. She also offered scholarships for the girls to learn to code and would work on taking the program to them.