As part of efforts aimed championing excellence among the youth, Beige Group has launched the Youth Excellence League (YEL) to encourage young Ghanaians achieve more success.
Established as part of the Life Skills Development programme run by Beige Academy, the project will recognize and award exceptional youth talents.
As part of the launch some brilliant students were awarded with cash prizes.
Speaking at the official launch of the YEL, the Programme Officer of the Beige Foundation, Anne-Marie Blackmore explained that the project will assist brilliant students to attain more success in life.
“It is our belief also that persons that perform remarkably in academics or whose overall achievements are outstanding are worthy of celebration. It is for this reason that the project awards their excellence,” she said.
She stated that the youth forms a significant part of the nation; hence the need to give them a push that will eventually inure to the benefit of the country in the right direction.
“The Youth Excellence Awards will bring together the crème de la crème of the best brains amongst the youth in the country. Through this project, we seek not to only identify and support these talents but to push our youth to crave for excellence in all they do,” she added.
Explaining the methodology used to select students Madam Blackmore stated that the YEL would actively search, identify and support people who demonstrate exceptional skills in their academic programme.
“These would include youth at the Junior High levels, Senior High Levels and the tertiary institutions. Where practicable, YEL would consider widening its net to make room for youth involved in other vocational skills endeavors,” she said.
She stated that the project will be implemented in many institutions with the ultimate aim of extending its coverage to the rest of the country.
By: Lawrence Segbefia/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana