Author of this post:
CBS Director Gordon*
Today, I want to share Gladys’ story with you. This Gladys was part of our forth batch (so it is not the same Gladys whose testimonial I shared in my last post).
When her father passed away, 19 year old Gladys was left wondering what she would do without his protection and care. After his death, Gladys was left alone in the Western Region of Ghana. Her uncle stepped in for a little while by taking on the responsibility for caring for her. But eventually, he told her to go back to Navrongo, her family’s hometown in the Upper East Region in Ghana. So she left the familiarity of her home and moved to Navrongo. That was where she heard about CBS.
Gladys says she could not afford to go to Senior High School after her father passed away. She chose to attend CBS instead because of the low school fees. Gladys set her eyes on earning the two NVTI certificates within two years and succeeded in her goal. The course helped her to improve her English and learn office administration skills. Gladys loved the ICT training that she received at CBS, and she knows that the computer skills that she learned will help her significantly. She says the school has taught her so much and she wants other women to benefit from the experience as well. Gladys’ story is one of perseverance and desire to learn despite circumstances!
*Gladys’ story was written with support by our former volunteers Tamara and Jeanette.
About the author:
Gordon is a teacher with heart and soul. In 2009, he founded Sono Foundation Ghana, and in 2010, he co-founded CBS Business School Navrongo. He is the director of CBS and teaches English and Business Communication.
Gordon holds a University degree in “Business Administration”, is a professional teacher and teaches since more than 20 years. For almost 10 years, he held leading positions at private schools in the metropolis Kumasi. Born and raised in Navrongo, the development of the region and its people is a matter near to Gordon’s heart. Since 2010, Gordon again lives in Navrongo and works tireless for the education of youth.
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