By Enock Akonnor email@example.com
A total of 108 persons within the Ejisu Municipality have completed 4 weeks intensive training in Core Life Skills and Employable Skills as part of the Youth Entrepreneurship and Employability Programme of the
They (first batch of trainees) graduated on Friday 27th October, 2023 and each was awarded a certificate of completion.
Beneficiaries were drawn from communities which are Ejisu, Adadientem, Kubease, Essieninpong and Onwe and dominant among them were those who were taken through the Family Strengthening Program (FSP) of the SOS Children’s Villages-Kumasi.
Through the mobile training, they were equipped with the skills as a top up to the hard skills training they received through the FSP program.
The mobile training targeted youth who after their completion of the FSP have started their own business, those who are yet to and those undergoing apprenticeship.
Forming part of the graduation ceremony was a session which targetted enlightening participants on how to leverage opportunities as young entrepreneurs. An awareness on breast cancer was also created at the event.
They duo were carried out by facilitators namely Mrs. Evelyn Deladem Ansi (Founder, Nurturing Dreams Ghana) and Ms. Doris Osei Konadu (Registered Community Nurse) respectively.
Ms. Roberta Aryeetey (Project Coordinator for NBU-YEC Project) told the press at the event that she believes the support the trainees received through the mobile training will be able to build sustainable businesses for them to provide for themselves and their families.
Mr. Benard Amoako, Director for SOS Children’s Villages-Kumasi in his admonishing charged the fist batch of beneficiaries to ensure an effective utilization of the skills they acquired through the training in their profession.
He indicated that doing that will make great impact in their lives and business.
He also charged them to pass on the knowledge to others.
Faustina Osei, one of the beneficiaries and a fashion designer by profession thanked officials of NBU-YEC for the training.
She promised to apply the knowledge gained, saying that the skills she acquired through the training will add a great value to her profession.