Sat. Nov 26th, 2022

Some lucky young girls who have been selected to benefit from the Skills Training for Street-Connected Young Girls project, organized by Tamale-based Non Governmental Organization (NGO) known as Development and Policy Advocacy (CEDEPA) to be given start-up capital after the training.

This was disclosed by a research fellow at CEDEPA, when he spoke to at an event to launch the training project at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium, on Saturday, September 28, 2021. The theme for the event was: “Skills training as a tool to curb child streetism and kayaaye in Northern Region.

“We are going to train the young girls in phone repairing, weaving & sewing, multi TV / computer skills. The project started in August for weaving & sewing together with multi TV / computer skills. But the phone repairing starts in November”, Mr. Ziblim told the journalists.

He also added that his office is collaborating with some other organizations to ensure this is done, mentioning their names, he said “People’s Phones in Tamale is the company to handle the beneficiaries in phone repairing whiles MyRekords Enterprise with the support from NVTI will train another category in Mutlti TV / Computer Skills. Song-ba Empowerment Centre will handle another batch in Sewing & Weaving which will take 2 years to complete. But the rest are 1 year duration each.”

Mr. Alhassan Ziblim stated that each category will have ten (10) beneficiaries bringing the total number to thirty (30), adding that they will ensure beneficiaries have transportation allowances to help them complete the training successfully.

He concluded that a Netherlands-based NGO known as ADAMFO Ghana is the organization finding the project.

Meanwhile, the beneficiaries, through their spokesperson, Alhassan Rubaida expressed their gratitude to CEDEPA, adding that this will go along way to reduce kayayo among the young girls in the north.

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