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… Roll Out Reality Show, Offer Scholarship To ‘Kayayei’

In their bid to making streetism a thing of the past, Marvelin House Limited in collaboration with GH Media School, has given scholarships to some less privileged head porters, mostly women, for further studies to empower them.

They would be taught and mentoredunder “A Jewel In The Streets” project, a reality show by Marvelin House Limited aimed at taking head porters ( Kayayei ) off the streets.

 The company discovered potentials in the women who were head porters in markets and streets and is ready to equip them with knowledge and skills to achieve their aim.

 Some of these young ladies would study communication, cosmetology and fashion designing.

 Chief Executive of Marvelin House, Mrs. Mavis Leonards, said she realized that the young ladies in the markets came from other regions in search of greener pastures.

 “We go to market every day and access their services but we don’t care to ask where they sleep, and what has made them come this far to work”, adding that ” I got closer to these young girls and identified their needs and so I decided to empower them which I have named “A Jewel in the street” Reality show.”

 Mrs. Leonards disclosed this in an interview, last Wednesday, shortly after a press conference to share the progress in ‘A Jewel in the street’ reality show.

 She indicated that the project was designed to change the lives of future leaders who found themselves on the streets either by choice or through no fault of theirs.

 “We feel it is appropriate that after 12 weeks of groom and today we share with you the amazing transformation we see in the jewels as we love to call them”, he said.

 She said during the course of the show, they would have the opportunity and privilege to receive much support from individuals to corporate organization and institutions.

 These young ladies, she said need help to further their education and also help cater for their siblings.

 She urged them to study hard, concentrate and focus on the task ahead of them.

“Always have at the back of your mind that you are studying to transform your life, community and the country as a whole, because other will also come to learn from you”. Mrs. Leonards advised.

The jewels commended Marvelin House for seeing the potentials in them and helping them achieve their dreams.

They said they did not know how their dreams of becoming journalists, fashion designers and cosmetologists were going to come through.

“We never knew could ever get such an opportunity to further our education, undergo transformation and impact our friends who are also less privileged”, they said.

   They promised to study had and make good use of the opportunity given to them, assuring that “we will never let you down”.

Also present at the ceremony were: the ASP John Danso, Akumaa Mama Zimbi, Ekow Blankson amongst others.

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