The 3rd Edition of the Sinapi Aba Mentorship Programme benefits 290 Women
A grand graduation was held on 20th September,2022 to celebrate the successful passing out of the 3rd Batch of mentorship program. The event was held at the Prempeh assembly hall, Kumasi, bringing together the two hundred and ninety women beneficiaries
Speaking at the function on the theme, "Mentoring the next generation of great women ", Chief Programs Officer, Joyce Owusu-Dabo, applauded and congratulated the graduates for their full commitment and dedication to the success of the program.
Other speakers at the event including Sussane Stump, First Secretary Development at the Global Affairs Canada, Daniel Murray CEO of Opportunity International Canada, Mrs. Theodosia Jackson of Jackson Educational Complex and Tony Fosu CEO of Sinapi Aba all intimated the importance of the program and bringing it to bear on their businesses and communities at large. They encourage the beneficiaries (mentees) to be a positive influence on others and also to apply what they have learned such as fraud management, record keeping, customer care communication among others in their fied of business to ensure their business growth.
This program is part of Sinapi Aba’s managements desire, to ensure the holistic transformation of its customers, which includes providing financial support as well as capacity building for better business management.
Sinapi Aba, under the Canadian Government Project, Financial Inclusion for Enterprise Development (FINEDEV) launched the "Women Mentorship Programme," in 2020 a business capacity building program that aims to innovatively build the capacity of female entrepreneurs through peer-learning experiences. The program seeks to empower through hands-on business knowledge selected women clients from the length and breadth of Ghana to enable them transform their business whilst making them agents of change for other women in their communities as well.
The program matches upcoming business entrepreneurs (mentee) with established business-minded entrepreneurs (mentor) who have already found footing and are seeing high growth in their business to provide guidance to the mentee on creating growth strategies and tackling complicated challenges in their business field. The training program runs for six months and, afterward, befitting graduation ceremonies are held for the mentees, who are also awarded certificates.
The mentor schedules meetings with the mentee to offer them one-on-one mentorship to provide them with advice and help them through their business challenges. Since the inception of the program, it has been a proven success and the program has produced 490 skilled mentees across the entire length and breadth of Ghana.