Junior Boys Mentoring Clinic marks one year anniversary
The Junior Boys Mentoring Clinic (JBMC), a programme designed to groom and motivate young boys, is marking its first anniversary this week.
An initiative of Junior Shapers Africa (JSA), formerly known as Tod-Teen Republic, the JBMC, since its inception in December 2015, has impacted over 500 boys from selected schools in Accra and Tema. Through its monthly programmes, JBMC has served as a booster to propel responsible behavior in boys.
Ethel Marfo, Founding Director of JSA, noted that every JBMC mentee has gained knowledge about the attributes of a man of integrity, how to be guided by principles and values among other essential virtues and skills (boys etiquette, public speaking, tie knotting, food art etc).
“Through JBMC our boys have been inspired to contribute meaningfully to their communities by identifying and addressing pertinent problems affecting their communities.
“We have noticed a significant transformation in the attitude of our regular mentees; they have become more responsible and resourceful during our clinics and at home and a couple of them are currently holding leadership positions in their schools,” she said.
With the vision of seeing a transformed Ghana and Africa where every young man upholds high standards of integrity, has strong family values and responsible for himself and his community, the core values shaping these boys are integrity, forward thinking, sense of ownership, and personal growth.
Mrs. Marfo added that aside the regular monthly meetings, JBMC is currently offering free mentorship clinic for boys at the Kanda Public School JHS. “JBMC is indebted to some very selfless mentors, guest speakers and supporters for collaborating with us on this journey to shape up Ghana’s future men,” she added.
The JSA is a non-profit social enterprise championing male child personal development. JBMC is run as a monthly mentorship program that seeks to motivate and groom boys between (6-15 years) to understand their future role as responsible men with the assistance of Mentors and Influential role models.
Launched on 21st September 2015, the JSA comes in as a “supplementary force” to ensure that children are well-rounded in virtues and mental capacity to contribute meaningfully to their families and nation building.
JSA has also partnered with Etiquette Plus Ghana to cater for our young girls by developing A Self-worth program that grooms girls between 4-16 years known as The Junior Girls Grooming Class (JGGC) which was launched on 1st July 2016.
Ghana Boys Fair & Awards
The JSA will be hosting the Maiden Ghana Boys Fair & Awards on December 30th 2016. The main objective of the fair and awards ceremony is to bridge the gap between boys from public schools and private schools as well as foster networking among our future leaders irrespective of their background.
Set to come off at the Christ The King Hall, Cantonment, Accra, the Ghana Boys Fairs & Awards will also be rewarding diligent 2016 mentees graduating from the foundation class to the intermediate class. The awards ceremony will start at 3:00pm and expected to host Special guests, Parents, Teachers, School heads and Stakeholders.
Selected items produced by our boys will be auctioned at the fair to support our ‘Public Schools Boys Clinics’ and to enroll 10 selected underprivileged boys with low self-esteem to benefit from the JBMC Program in 2017.