Mercy: “CBS has helped me a lot, really a lot.”


Author of this post:

CBS Director Gordon*


Before coming to CBS, Mercy had completed Junior High School in Chuchuliga as her highest level of education. After JHS, she decided that she wanted to seek employment and moved to Kumasi, the second biggest city in Ghana. While there, Mercy landed a job as a primary school math teacher. However, she still had an unquenchable zeal for knowledge and wanted to go back to school to further her opportunities. The only question still plaguing her was how. How would she further her education?

She felt the answer to her question was back home in Chuchuliga. Upon coming home, Mercy found a job selling water on the streets to make a living. It was during this time that Mercy heard about the certificate programs offered at CBS. She decided to join the NVTI course.

She says without CBS she would have been selling items on the road, or working as a hairstylist. Because of her schooling with CBS, Mercy can now speak in public, and express her thoughts with fluidity. When asked to speak in front of the youth group at her church she now feels confident. Mercy joined the course to build upon her ICT and office administration skills  in order to competitively apply for office jobs – which she did successfully!


Mercy graduated at the top of class of our forth batch.

*Mercy’s story was written with the support of 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.

The CBS blog is written by staff members, volunteers and by CBS students. The various authors write about courses and activities at CBS as well as about daily life, the culture of Navrongo and their intercultural experiences and travel adventures.

The purpose of the blog is to provide an insight into daily life at CBS and in Navrongo to future volunteers, to families and friends of volunteers and to supporters of CBS / SFS.

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