2ND GRADUATION TESTIMONIES
Pastor, Abraham Yartey, Accra: Akona School of Counselling Ghana is known for her quality training and service in Theology, Counselling and Leadership. For the handful of time I had with Akona, I received lectures which changed my way of thinking and understanding of the Scriptures. My attitude and ministry is being powered for greater heights. God bless Akona.
Mr.Yeboah-Kore J.B, Ghana Publishing Company, Accra Centre: I am Human Right Advocate and an organisation gazetting officer for the past decade. Upon enrolling with Akona School of Counselling Ghana my world view and working skills have been improved. I now have more clients coming to me for business. God bless the vision carrier and his team.
Belinda Agyepong-Bekoe (Mrs.), Deputy OIC, Ablekuman South Metro, GES: Akona School of Counselling Ghana is really a blessing to the Ghanaian populace and to Africa in general. Initially, I thought counselling is only for people about to enter into marriage or people with known problems, but with Akona I have realized that even the Counsellor also needs counselling. Through Akona I got to know that all problems are all normal and that when they occur man should not run away but sit down and solve it. May the good Lord bless the dreamer, the visioner and the implementer for allowing himself to be used to serve humanity.
Miss Gertrude Weguri Achana Officer in-charge of Community Care Department Of Social Welfare, Ashaiman Municipality: I am so glad. As a pastor I can now deal with peoples mind and handle people’s issues through the application of psychosocial counselling. Psychosocial Counselling has giving me knowledge on Social Counselling,
Counselling Psychology, Anthropology, Secular Counselling and Christian Counselling. I can now handle marital problems in my church with ease. I was also trained to write a proposal, constitutions, business plans and law of contracts which has helped me to develop and expand my business. Thank you Akona.
Rev. Chris Hoggar, Pastor and School Proprietor, Ashaiman: As a social worker working on many issues in Ashaiman communities and in partnership with individuals,
families and groups experiencing marginalization, disadvantage or social difficulties this course was timely for me. Though several lessons have been learnt during the course, there were few sensitive ones that cannot be ignored in the handling of some particular cases. One of the topics treated and which I found very important was the one that talked about history of a client which involves biography from infancy and its related issues to adult life.This course has sharpened my skills to serve a cosmopolitan community such as Ashaiman effectively. I’m grateful to Akona.
Mr. J.T. A Partey, Tutor, Ada Senior High & Course Prefect Ada Centre: The period of training and studies at Akona School of Counselling brought to the fore a lot of interesting and educative interactions. It was a life changing experience. It was also realized that to live means to affect other lives positively, to solve your own problems and assist others from their predicaments, to develop oneself while you help others to also develop themselves. It is also important that we relate well with one another having the understanding that each one of us is a unique being with different ideologies and world views. Kudos to Akona School of Counselling.
Grace Amissah, DOVVSU, Ada: I work with the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU/ADA) which we mostly deal with victims of Domestic Violence, Defilement
and Rape. I now know my temperament and character traits and understand the way people behave sometimes, and that most of the problems that we go through are not caused by Satan alone but are genetic and our wrong or differences in word view. I used to advice client who seek for help at my office but thanks to ASOC I no longer advice but rather counsel and help them go through the trauma and stress they feel and assist them to make a clear meaningful decision. This course has really had impact on my life and I have learnt a lot of lessons from it. In deed am really blessed and i thank God and Akona school of counselling Ghana (ASOC).
Mrs. Oladepo, Midwife Dangme East Hospital, Ada: I thank God for our director and the vision God has given to him. Through Akona School of Counselling my worldview has changed positively and I have acquired knowledge that has enabled me to start working on my vision which focuses on assisting women especially those in fertility age. I give glory to God for all that I have achieved and more to achieve through school of counselling.
Mr. Victor Amposah The Head of Psychiatric Unit Asesewa District Hospital: The Students of Akona School of Counselling comes from various institutions and with different backgrounds. Studying together with people with different caliber is a very good
experience. The lectures are dedicated and punctual. The courses are real life experience courses. I am blessed to be a product of Akona School of Counselling Ghana.
Mercy Baidoo Begoro District Hospital Akona School of Counselling Ghana, Fanteakwa Rep: The entire students of Akona School of Counselling Ghana, Fanteakwa
Centre thank God for his blessings through the course. We acknowledge the efforts of our loving and noble lectures for their time and patience for us. Really this course is an eye opener and the lessons learnt has made one a Competent Counsellor. We serve as testimonies for others to uplift the name of Akona. We are no longer advisors, but now Counsellors. I can boldly write business plan proposal, will etc.
Ms. Rose Ayiti, Medical Assistant, Bogoro Hospital: My sincere thanks goes to the Almighty God gave the vision, knowledge, directive and strength to his servants to bring the course to my door steps. I appreciate God for the life of the Director, Principal, Management and the lecturers for the knowledge and skills imparted unto us. Challenges in my life were resolved through the course. Indeed the course is an eye opener.
Rev. Shadrack A. Tetteh, Educationist, Tema: By joining Akona School of Counselling Ghana, my desire in human development has been dramatically enhanced. I see myself being shaped to fulfil my calling and ministry. Today, I can confidently say that I am an expert in counselling and can also help others improve their situations.
Rev. P.K. Abgevem, District pastor, The Apostolic Church Ghana, Akuse: I enrolled as a student in AKONA to study counselling a year ago at Akuse Centre. I thank God and all the lecturers. The study has transformed my life, children and my church. I am now a qualified counsellor ready to practice.
Sgt (Mrs.) Rosemina Bani, Ghana Police Service, Akuse: ASOC had equipped me with Techniques that enabled me as a police woman to deal with my clients in a better way than before. I used to advice and instruct them on what to do, but now counsel them to make a clear meaningful decisions. ASOC has also helped sharpen my marriage life, solve personal and marital problems, and also leant how to relate to others irrespective of their
weaknesses. I can confidently say that through ASOC, I’m now a certified counsellor and a role model. Long live ASOC, long live AAPMAC, Long live the Director.
Mr. Wisdom Doe, Dept. of Social Welfare, Sogakope: For me, this course isa dream come true. The counselling courses actually broaden my horizon as a professional social worker. Indeed, the course has helped me to fill in the missing link. My course mates have actually expressed their joy over being partakers of this life building course. Personally, I wish all Ghanaians go through the training for personal benefits if not for career. On behalf of Sogakope branch, I say God bless you Mr. Konotey Ahulu and all the lecturers for realizing this noble Vision. Long live Akona School of Counselling Ghana.
Inspector Thomas Obour, Ghana Police Service, Nkurakan: I am Thomas Obour of Ghana Police service, Nkurakan, I wish to send my sincere gratitude to the Director and Management of Akona School of Counselling Ghana for making me a Counsellor, something I have not dreamt of. When I was invited to be a participant of ASOC training, I felt a bit reluctant to honour, but at the end of the course, I have achieved a lot. The course has enhanced my ability to handle people and issues in my profession as a policeman and improve my role as a father at home. I really count my self-blessed and I wish the organization success in its future endeavors. Long live Akona, long live Ghana, and long live Africa.
Rev. Enoch Dugbatey, Pastor, Herald Assemblies of God, Odumase Krobo & Course Prefect, Odumase Krobo Centre: Akona School of Counselling has brought light into the type of counseling I used to do. Before coming to the training, what I used to do was more or less advising people than counseling. Now I have discovered the need of training everyone that is engaged in rendering some sort of counseling, so that we all can render effective counseling services to people that come to us. I haven’t attended other counseling training courses but Akona School of Counseling brings students right into practical counseling.
Akona School of Counseling has changed my world view. I now understand that our world view affect us deeply. Most of us attribute the social and emotional problems we face as being caused by evil spirits. Of a truth some may but most often than not it is due to our world view. Before coming to the training school I considered those mad people on the streets and in the mental hospitals to be the only people who are having mental problems, not knowing that every human being at a point in time develops mental problems. Even when one is angry he or she loses mental balance and there are things that throw us out of mental balance every day. Thanks to Akona School it has really affected the type of counseling I do.