Vodafone adds five to Female Engineering programme

By Nana Appiah Acquayeh, Accra, Ghana

Vodafone Ghana says it has added five more young ladies to its ‘Female Engineering Students Sponsorship Programme’ (FESSP) as part of its initiative to empower and induct young female Engineering students from various Universities into the telecom company.

In statement available to Biztechafrica it quoted the Director for Human Resource at Vodafone Ghana during  an induction ceremony in Accra, Ashiokai Akrong, Director for Human Resource at Vodafone Ghana as saying “With this empowerment, it is our expectation that today’s winners will be able to commence their careers through various internship rotation programmes in various departments in the company. This will equip them with first-hand information on how the business works in a holistic way.”

According to the statement after the internship, the inductees will be given the opportunity to do their national service with Vodafone Ghana, which will then lead to an eventual full-time employment in any Vodafone operating company, for those who are successful.

Every year, Vodafone in partnership with leading engineering institutions such as the University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and Ghana Technology University, give young and brilliant female engineering graduates, the opportunity to realise their dream of becoming leaders of change in their chosen areas of influence.

The scholarship programme, launched in 2011, has so far sponsored over 35 beneficiaries for further studies and nurtured them to work with the Telecom Company through internship, national service and subsequent full-time employee roles. FESSP fundamentally empowers and embraces young female engineering students from various Universities in line with the company’s unfettered commitment to developing brilliant female graduates.


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