Over 35 trainees under the European Union Funded Project; No Business as Usual (NBU) have received start-up kits to start a career of their choice.
Presentation of the items was done by officials of the project on 18th December 2020 at the hub and included; 4 raspier machine, 5 sets of shoe lap, 24 sowing machines, 2 flag logging, stamp machine.
Beneficiaries were those who successfully completed their hard-skills training last year (2020) covering a period of six months. According to implementers of NBU Project, the move was a way of supporting trainees in their acquired skills through the provision of the items in launching their businesses.
Dispensing of the items was witnessed by the MCE for Asokore Mampong Municipality Hon Alidu Seidu, partner organizations, Civil Society Organizations, local government officials, among others.
The event dubbed “CORPORATE NETWORKING MEETING” served as an avenue to unveil a monumental award; “SOCIAL IMPACT PROJECT AWARD 2020” earned in recognition of the project’s effort towards the social wellbeing of youth and people of Asokore Mampong and beyond and complimenting SOS Ghana as having a heart for all.
Speaking at the event, Project Coordinator Esther Matey said the project targeted training 500 youth within the municipality but through hard work, they exceeded the mark by training 650 youth in the area .
125 out of the number she indicated have started their own businesses “and are employing others.”
Esther Matey again shared that one start-up who is into plastic waste recycling has also employed 50 people within the span of 3 months among other success stories.
“Most of the youth are now productive. The project has really brought a great impact to this Municipality”, she noted.