As part of this year’s Youth X’plo events, a career summit that aims accelerating entrepreneurship skills among the youth in various tertiary institutions and communities through an open discussion and practical perceptive on career path development has been held on Sat. 21st July, 2018.

The one-day summit seeks to build the career capacity of members of the church-both graduates and out-of-school members, seeking for job and also helping members to improve in the various fields of endeavours to transform their academic and after-school career prospects.

The programme, which was chaired by Mr. Yaw Amoyaw-Osei, Board Chairman of HMPlus had resource persons such as Mr Boadi Danquah, a Businessman, Mr. George Ofosuhene, CEO, Bond Savings and Loans Plc, Mrs Evelyn Osei, Retired Educationist, Mrs Iris Owusu-Manu, HR Practitioner, and Mr. M.Nana Sarfo, a Financial Expert taking the participants through various topics.

Topics treated included, “Climbing the educational ladder-anyone can make it to the top”, “Waiting for your dream job/ preparation for the job market”, “Building your own business with or without a formal educational certificate”, “making impact at the office as a Christian youth”, and Financial Management. The over 200 participants expressed their satisfaction about the programme as it would benefit them in their chosen endeavours.

Also lined up for this year’s Youth X’plo was a mega crusade which took place at the main Sakumono-Estates Junction Taxi rank. On Saturday 28th July, 2018, an evangelism and medical outreach programme was also held at the Texpo Market at Baatsona. At the end of the event, 500 people were attended to by doctors and other medical professionals from Korle Bu, LEKMA and the church medical team.

Also lined up for this year’s Youth X’plo was a mega crusade which took place at the main Sakumono-Estates Junction Taxi rank. On Saturday 28th July, 2018, an evangelism and medical outreach programme was also held at the Texpo Market at Baatsona. At the end of the event, 500 people were attended to by doctors and other medical professionals from Korle-Bu, LEKMA and the medical team of the church.

On Sunday, July 29, 2018, over 50 members of the church took the opportunity to donate blood to support blood banks in the country’s hospitals. The Central Planning Committee of X’plo 2018 mobilised and encouraged individuals to voluntarily donate blood. Mr Stephen Danso, a Senior Blood Donor Officer commended the Hope Congregation for the enormous support over the years and urged the public to donate more blood to help save lives during emergencies.

Mr. Eric Agyei, the President of the Young Adults Fellowship and an ex-officio member of the CPC, thanked the donors for their volunteerism, and called on other youth to emulate them. Each donor was given a card with a certificate issued by the National Blood Transfusion Service in recognition of their gesture.

Other activities lined up for the Youth X’plo include an exposition of the theme; “Awake to Righteouness” to be led by Rev George Obeng-Agyei, Minister in Charge, Liberty Congregation, Mataheko on Monday July 30 to Tuesday July 31 at 7pm, Hope Health line on August 1, 2018, Talk on Sex and our generation to be handled by Mr Amos Kevin-Annan, a seasoned life coach and counselor. There will also be a drama performance to be staged on August 4, 2018.

Between Monday July 30, 2018 to Friday August 3, 2018 students will be taken through a special vacation bible school which seeks to train the youth in the tenants of the bible. A musical concert dubbed X’plofesto and featuring the Royal of Hope and Joyful Way Incorporated will be staged on Sunday, August 5, 2018. A thanksgiving service will be held on that same to round up this year’s Youth X’plo event.

Pictures of the events can be seen at www.facebook.com/hopepresby

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