As part of training and mentoring women and girls to lead, innovate and code, Soronko Academy has created an alumni network of women; this will foster a network where ideas, stories and opportunities are shared.
On Friday, December 4, 2020, Soronko Academy launched an Alumni Network which saw all beneficiaries of the flagship of Soronko Academy programs come together to create a community at its premises. Ms Josephine Offei, the moderator of the event, invited Ms Anthonia Appiah to kick off the program with an opening prayer. Mrs Regina Honu, the CEO of Soronko Academy delivered the opening speech with expressions of joy and some level of relief in the creation of the network noting how beneficial it would be to create and share opportunities amongst themselves.
Representatives of the alumni body were given the platform to share or speak on how beneficial the programs had been with regards to their professional and personal life. They expressed appreciation for experience and skills the Academy and its partners had offered them and their colleagues. Ms Fosuhemaa Apenteng then delivered a beautiful solo guitar performance of an original composition written to show appreciation to Soronko Academy.
We were honoured to have Mrs Mavis Ampah Sintim-Misa and Dr Hilda Mantebea Boye as our guest speakers. Mrs Sintim-Misa delivered an insightful keynote address on, “Tech Skills in the Hands of Women.” She gave the Alumni 9 key lessons to use as a guide for their new career journey. Madam Mavis also showed appreciation to Soronko Academy and the CEO for the consistent effort it has put into equipping women and girls with relevant tech skills.
Dr Hilda Mantebea Boye, the past president of Mandela Washington Fellow Association of Ghana, took the audience through an interactive segment on “Making The Most Of Your Alumni Network.” Dr Hilda emphasized the need for the executives to have a plan in place for the network at least, within the first month of their induction in office. She tasked the leaders to work hand-in-hand with the members and subordinates. “As a network, there would be different responsibilities and activities from time to time hence there is the need to find a way to work with each other efficiently and foster a strong sense of harmony within the community,” She said.
The event then proceeded with the induction of Soronko Academy Alumni Network Executives. This was carried out by the moderator, Ms Offei. A citation was also given to Mrs Mavis Ampah for her contributions to Soronko Academy and Women in Digital Skills. The event wrapped up with a vote of thanks from Ms Richida Pokuaa Gyimah and a group photograph. It was a successful event in all and we can’t wait to see the amazing opportunities the alumni network creates.