GUBA Careers, a platform connecting people in the diaspora with potential employers in Africa has launched an internship programme.
It seeks to create an avenue for Africans in the diaspora looking to join the workforce in Ghana.
The programme is a continuation of ‘The Diasporan Transition’ which provides opportunities for members of the Diaspora to network with those who have relocated to and from Ghana.
Founders of GUBA Careers say they have created a platform that not only connects Diasporans but also, opens up the dialogue on the experiences, challenges and logistics of relocating to Ghana.
GUBA Careers partners with companies who have supported and participated in the previous careers programs and other leading companies in Ghana to provide a comprehensive internship experience in Ghana.
“This is a very significant and exciting initiative for the GUBA Careers and GUBA Enterprise in general, as we have received many queries over the years about internship programs of this nature,” says Dentaa Amoateng MBE, President of GUBA Enterprise
“Such an initiative will provide an experience of life and work in Ghana for the participants, prior to moving permanently. We believe that this is the right time for such an initiative as many are looking to venture into new careers and frontiers in their potential relocation plans.”
GUBA Foundation, the charitable arm of the GUBA Enterprise, also undertook an internship/volunteering project in Ghana in 2019. Registered nurses were given the opportunity to intern at hospitals in Accra, enabling them to learn and familiarise with the health industry in Ghana. The success of this project also set precedence for this internship initiative.
The success of the ‘Year of Return’ has led to many desiring to relocate to Ghana as the African Diaspora contributes positively to the economy of Ghana and Africa through remittances, skills transfer and more. GUBA Careers therefore believes that this initiative is a step in the right direction for the Ghanaian workforce and all participants.
This internship initiative is scheduled to take place in the third quarter of the year 2021.
To register interest in participating, complete this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WW63WW6