CIRCDev

Center for Integrated Rural & Child Development

MOBILIZING YOUTH FOR ACTION

This project is designed to empower youth but mostly teenage mothers in the rural communities of Ghana. As a result of teenage pregnancy, about 70% of the youth in the communities particularly teenage mothers do not have any form of employment. These youth have resorted to illegal mining popularly known as “galamsey” and other unsustainable means to support themselves and their children. However, when the government of Ghana placed a ban on “galamsey activities in the country, youth in the Amanchia community of the Atwima Nwabiagya Municipality were highly affected since it was the major means of supporting themselves and their babies.

“Mobilizing youth for action” is a 4-year project commenced in June 2018. It is designed to give the youth particularly teenage mothers in the rural communities a short term skills training in liquid and cake soap making, beads making, fresh yoghurt and other detergent making. The project also seeks to enroll the youth in their preferred vocational skills training in the areas of Hairdressing, Tailoring, Shoemaking and Aluminum glasswork. The short term training is to support them whiles they are enrolled in their preferred vocation training. The project has trained 37 youth of which 34 are teenage mothers and 3 are boys who have one or two children.

We kindly seek your support to help these youth get the required employable skills to enhance the development of their children and themselves. DONATE NOW to support this project.

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