The CRC Promise Scholarship program provides post-secondary students the opportunity to either attend a university, or purse a program in technical or vocational schools. One Promise Scholar, Taingay Karteh has used this opportunity to successfully complete a program in catering and hotel management from St. Mary’s Technical Vocational Centre.
Tiangay first came into the CRC programs as a student in JSS2. Upon graduation from Senior Secondary school, she took the extremely difficult entrance exam that is the gatekeeper between Senior Secondary School and university called the WASSCE (West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination), but was unable to earn a score to enable her to enroll in a university program.
Through career counseling provided by CRC Guidance Counselor Princess Kawa, Taingay was encouraged to pursue a path in either catering or hair dressing, and she selected a program in catering. With support from the CRC Promise Scholarship program, Tiangay succeed in earning her certificate in catering.
“My aim is to establish my own business within the township of Bo,” Tiangay says. “Without the guidance of the CRC staff and their support, this would not be possible."