The members of WE AfriHug extended their stay in Tamale after the STEP Forward Project and organized of a 3-day Non-formal Education Training Seminar for the 21st Century Skills at the Northern School of Business (Nobisco) in Tamale in cooperation with their local partner, the NGO Sedarvp Ghana.

25 students from different classes of Nobisco took part in the Training and got empowered with soft skills. During the first day, the students expressed their expectations and fears and also identified their talents. Gaining leadership & public speaking skills, encouragement and motivation were some of their expectations for the Training while their fears were related to failure and disappointment. “I had the chance to express myself, it is the first time that I experience the non-formal education and I feel really motivated” stated one of the students during the first day of Training.

During the second day, activities on leadership, public speaking, teamwork and collaboration took place. Through the activities “Front Page” and “Lead to Success’, the students came up with creative ideas, developing their own inclusive and friendly environment. Interesting discussions on significant topics such as teenage pregnancy, corruption, environmental protection and leadership took place.

During the third and last day, the activities focused on debate, the art of persuading and public speaking skills. After a successful 3-day Training, the participants evaluated the seminar, reflected on their experience and received their certificates.

WE AfriHug Project continues at Ghana where a research is taking place on academic mobility, investigating the motivation of African students to study abroad.