Fashion students at the Georgina Korankyewaa Memorial fashion School have been ignited to succeed following a donation of textbooks by Ghanaian US-based couple on March 13, 2024.

This philanthropic act according to Mr. and Mrs. Yaw Frimpong from Minnesota aims to enrich the learning experience for students pursuing careers in fashion design and cosmetology.

“We recognized the profound impact the textbooks could have on the students’ knowledge acquisition. We hope the textbooks make a difference in the students’ learning experience,” said the donors, Mr. and Mrs. Yaw Frimpong.

Receiving the books on behalf of the school, Rita Bakoko a Fashion Facilitator at the school, addressed the evolving trend in the fashion industry and emphasized the significance and timely presentation of the textbooks to the school’s library.

“I find these books to be extremely pertinent in fashion design, pattern making, and cosmetology. They offer detailed insights into current trends and comprehensive step-by-step explanations. We are proud to have them in the school’s library.

Likewise, Sarah Ayittey, a student at the school commented that the books hold immense promise in broadening the knowledge and understanding of the fashion industry and serve as indispensable tools for staying abreast with the latest trends in the fashion industry.

The books, known for their comprehensive insights into fashion design and cosmetology, are set to become invaluable resources for the students.

The donation arrived at a pivotal moment for the fashion school, which has recently experienced a significant surge in student enrollment. Increased enrollment has necessitated the construction of additional classrooms and recruitment of more CTVET certified facilitators. Plans are underway for the construction of two state-of-the-art studios and a pavilion for hosting fashion shows. The school aims to become a center of excellence in vocational and educational training.

With a focus on competency-based training and state-of-the-art facilities, the school ensures that students receive top-notch education. Prospective students who tour the campus have shown appreciation for the school’s CTVET-accredited status, strong industry connections, modern facilities, including the Capp Hall, Boerigter IT Laboratory, hostel for distant students, qualified facilitators, and the school’s vision of equipping graduates to master complex challenges, overcome adversity, be more marketable and access opportunities in society.

Source: Ghana/ Kojo