Officials of SOS Ghana GrEEn Project; a four-year project funded by the European Union Trust Fund (EUTF) have piloted the training curriculum developed to assist in the training of Cash for Work (CfW) beneficiaries under the project.
The piloting was carried out within the Asokore Mampong Municipality on 22nd March 2021. The main objectives of the pilot exercise were to:
- Aid trainers familiarize with the training content and activities in the training content.
- Identify potential shortfalls and challenges with the training content.
- Access how beneficiaries would comprehend and relate with the new training curriculum.
- Ascertain how impactful the training content would be toward the objectives of the GrEEn Project.
The training curriculum is aimed at empowering CfW beneficiaries discover green job opportunities. These beneficiaries would serve as labour on climate projects to provide them with temporary jobs.
During the simulation exercise, SOS trainers Mr. Gariba Baba Muntawakilu and Mr. Moses Kofi Annor engaged participants in varied activities and practical knowledge on businesses and jobs that are and are not environmentally friendly and the need to embrace the foremost as a profession .
ABOUT SOS GHANA GrEEn PROJECT
The GrEEn Project is being implemented by the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and SNV Netherlands Development Organization with funding from the European Union Trust Fund.
The implementation of the project is carried out within 10 districts located within Ashanti and Western Regions; 6 districts in Ashanti and 4 districts in the Western region.
The project has four main result areas;
1. Supporting growth of local economies and creating short-term job opportunities through cash for work schemes.
2. Improving the ability of women, youth and returning migrants to take advantage of green job and entrepreneurship opportunities in their local economies.
3. Increasing access to and use of financial services to support cash-for-work beneficiaries and MSMEs to meet the needs for youth women and returning migrants while also benefiting their local communities.
4. Supporting and speeding the growth of Small and Medium-size Enterprises (SMEs) in the green and circular economy so they can offer decent, fair and sustainable jobs to youth, women and returning migrants.
THE ROLE OF SOS CV
SOS Ghana and Netherlands as a complimentary partner to UNCDF is implementing result areas 2. SOS CV will perform this role through:
• Life skills and employability training aimed at developing skills that build motivation drive and purpose in beneficiaries
• Orientational technical training aimed at creating awareness and suggest options for green careers/entrepreneurship
• Coaching and mentoring aimed at supporting young people to take the next steps into other education/programmes/access to resources
• Young people between 18 to 35 years with high propensity to migrate
• Men and women between 18 to 65years
• Persons with Disability (PwDs)
Briefing www.leakynews.net, Training Team Lead Mr. Shaibu Fuseini said SOS Ghana Green Project’s target is to train 4,000 youth within the two (2) regions.