On December 3, 2022, the Catechist Georgina Korankyewaa Fashion School (CGKFS) in Ashongman Estates held its inaugural graduation and ribbon cutting ceremony of its new school building.
The school has been in existence for the past two years and was named after late Catechist Georgina Korankyewaa of the Presbyterian church of Ghana, in support of her life’s philosophy of making a positive difference in the lives of people.
The school’s mission is to train people to acquire vocational and entrepreneurial skills essential for their independent living, successful career, and contribution to the community.
The Director General of the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) Dr. Fred Kyei Asamoah delivered the keynote address on “Empowerment”.
He urged the graduates to stay focused and highlight the contributions of vocational education and training to the Ghanaian economy.
Dr Kyei Asamoah commended the management of CGKFS for making ICT a part of their training since digitalisation has revolutionised the world through the introduction of smart and automated systems ensuring efficiency.
He said the commission for TVET is committed to providing the necessary assistance to encourage more private-sector investment in technical and vocational education.
The Resident Minister of Praise Congregation-Atomic Hills Estates of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev Ebenezer Decker performed the ribbon cutting ceremony to open the new school building located at Musuku, a suburb within Ashongman Estates.
Special awards were presented to top performing graduates with the overall best student award going to Confidence Avegzidah.
In addition, each pioneer graduate received a sewing machine to start a small fashion business, in fulfilment of a promise made to them by Mr. Collins Ofori-Amanfo who is the founder and owner of the school.
As more funding becomes available, the school intends to expand its curriculum to teach other basic vocational programmes such as Cosmetology, Hairstyling, and Graphic Design.