U-Report Ghana partnered the Career Guidance and Counselling Centre of the University of Ghana to organize a week-long career fair for students of the university from the 26th February to 1st March 2019.
The week-long program was organized to create the opportunity for students to engage with experts from diverse work backgrounds and to enable them explore internship and job opportunities. U-Report Ghana participated to share the benefits of the platform and its relevance for young people.
At the global business summit event which took place on the first day, U-Report champion, Erica Ehiamah, engaged the participants on the U-Report initiative. She shared how the tool is creating opportunities for young people to share their opinions and perspectives on issues that affect them. U-Report champions participated in the week long career fair, engaging more students on how to join the platform to have their voices featured in decision making. The initiative was received with a lot of enthusiasm since such engagement opportunities for young people are rare.
The career fair also presented students the opportunity to engage with experts like Regina Honu of Soronko Solutions and Tara Squire who shared with students some emerging trends in the world of work and how young people must prepare to be able to excel in the face of these new changes.
It was a week of great exposure for the students. U-Report continues to create pathways for young people to engage for positive impact.