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A group picture of the resource persons with some of the participants

VALUES FOR Life (VFL), a local nongovernmental organisation operating in the La-Nkwatanang-Madina and Adentan Municipality in the Greater Accra Region, has held a day?s career workshop for more than 500 junior high school (JHS) pupils selected from basic schools within its catchment area at the Holy Rosary School in Adenta.

The Director of VLF, Blessing Agboada, indicated that the workshop was organised to help JHS students select courses that would match career options that they intend to pursue in life.

She added that the resource persons for the workshop would take participants through topics in cognitive, physical and socio-emotional development, life skills, reading and writing skills, among other topics.

The Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Arts, Dzifa Gomashie, in a speech urged the participants not to allow any financial challenges obstruct them from studying hard in order to achieve their aims in life.

She also reminded them of the need ?to be disciplined and abstain from any form of sexual relationship or intimacy which is likely to jeopardize your future prospects.?

The Deputy Minister urged them to choose friends who would impact positively on their lives.

The Adentan Municipal Deputy Director of Education in Charge of Monitoring and Supervision, Ms Leticia Tetteh, in her welcome address urged the participants to aspire for excellence in life.

A member of the Ghana Writers Association (GWA), Mr Gyan Appenteng, urged the students to spend quality time reading novels and other relevant materials to improve on their languages.

?Reading would enable you to make great discoveries, beneficial for life orientation,? he advised.

BY Solomon Ofori

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