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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Youth need global curriculum to face future challenges - Andani

Mr Alhassan Andani, MD of Stanbic Bank Ghana
Mr Alhassan Andani, MD of Stanbic Bank Ghana

Mr Alhassan Andani, Managing Director (MD) of Stanbic Bank Ghana at the weekend underscored the need for policy makers to evolve a global curriculum that could shape the future of the youth.

When this is done, he said, the youth of this nation would be adequately prepared to face the realities of life wherever they found themselves.

Mr Andani made the call when he addressed members of District 9100 Rotary Club of Tema at their Annual President’s Ball and Fundraising Dinner Dance in Tema.

The ceremony was to enable the club raise funds to help construct a police station for Tema Community 11 and a school library.

Mr Andani, who spoke on the theme: “Equipping the Youth for tomorrow’s Challenges”, observed that in this technological era when the world seemed to have become a global village, people needed advanced knowledge to exist.

He, therefore, reminded policymakers to ensure that the youth of today are emotionally prepared to help them cope with future challenges with ease.

Mr Andani, himself a Rotarian, called on parents to play active roles in shaping the lives of their children in order for them to grow to become responsible adults.

Mr Ben Aniagyei, out-going president of the club, thanked members for their co-operation and support to make the tenure of the immediate past executive successful.

He said this year, the club participated in all four National Polio Immunization Programmes that were organised by the Ministry of Health, and hoped Rotary’s dream of seeing Ghana a polio-free nation would soon become a reality.

Mr John Bisiw, the new president urged members to accord the incoming administration the necessary co-operation and assistance to enable them live up to expectation.

He said Rotary, under its book distribution project, had so far distributed over 45 million dollars worth of books to equip libraries and institutions in the country.

The project, he explained, aims at equipping schools and other libraries with books in order to help the youth to acquire sound knowledge to face tomorrow’s challenges.

Mr Bisiw urged civil societies and corporate organisations to support Rotary in its corporate social responsibilities so as to make it sustainable.

In a goodwill message, Mr John Kenny, a Scottish and President of Rotary International, told members that the future of the club and their individual aspirations lied in their own hands.

“If our clubs are congenial and our meetings well run; if our service is carefully planned and competently carried out; if our members are qualified, honest, and respected in their vocations and communities, then all of Rotary will thrive”, he said.

Earlier, the out-going president decorated the president-elect with the investiture of office signifying that he had now taken over as the new president of the club.

Rotary is an organisation of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

Source: GNA

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