Covid-19; NBU Project goes virtual…officials switch to Facebook live as they deliver entreprenuerial training to Ghanaian youth



The No Business as Usual (NBU) Project in this era of the COVID 19 pandemic is truly living up to its name in delivering its core mandate to the youth of Asokore Mampong Municipality and the Ashanti region at large.

The NBU Project, a collaborative project of SOS Children’s Villages Ghana, the European Union and the Asokore Mampong Municipal Assembly has been instrumental in the training of over 500 youth in the Municipality in the past 3 years.

These trainings are geared towards helping the youth to acquire jobs or start their own business.

However, training sessions have had to be put on hold in order to ensure adherence to the prevention of COVID19 spread in Ghana.

In order to still reach the youth with their creative and educational content, the hub has resorted to the use of Facebook live in delivering essential topics to their trainees and young people all over Ghana who follow their Facebook page.


In the past six weeks, every Thursday at 2pm, well-resourced staff of the project use Facebook page of the hub (NBU Project) through live sessions, to engage the general public. Some of the topics treated so far include how to find jobs during this lockdown, CV review, interview preparation, email etiquette, business model canvas and tips to help entrepreneurs survive during this COVID19 pandemic.

They hope to keep coming the keep way of all youth with these educative sessions especially in these COVID19 times, every Thursday at 2pm.

Ms. Esther Matey, the Project Coordinator shared that while she is looking forward to the day when COVID19 will be over, her team remains resolute to make maximum use of these moments as well.

She used the opportunity to highlight some other things the hub has done during this period in addition to the Facebook live sessions.

These include the handing over of a renovated 3 unit classroom block spearheaded by the NBU Project, an online recruitment of the final group of tertiary graduates as well as one on one coaching sessions to guide the youth to start their own businesses or get employed.

She affirmed SOS Children’s Villages Ghana’s position in ensuring that all youth and staff remain safe and adhere to all existing protocols outlined by the President of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo.

To catch up with the facebook live sessions, follow these links below:

The Lockdown approach to job search:

CV Review Session:

Keeping your business alive during COVID19:

The Business Model Canvas:

Basic Email Etiquette:

Basic Job Interview Skills:


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