Vocational training skills held for women in Sherigu
Reverend Dr Jacob Ayeebo, Anglican Priest and Member of the Council of State, in the Upper East Region, at the weekend, reiterated the need to inculcate in the youth, skills, which would ensure food security and good livelihood.
He said equipping the youth with the requisite skills, would enable them to work and develop their communities, instead of migrating to look for non existent jobs.
He said this at Sherigu, a suburb of the Bolgatanga Municipality, when the Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organization (ADDRO), joined by its partners from the Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD), New York, held a graduation ceremony for twelve young women, who had completed various vocational programmes.
Ms Cannon Bonnie Anderson of ERD, leader of a six member team from New York, and main sponsors of the Food and Livelihood Programme (FLSP) of ADDRO, said the recognition accorded women all over the world was due to the fact that they were identified to be living in a more collective and collaborative relationship with their communities.
Ms Anderson said women should let that relationship inspire them on to continue living in harmony and support each other in all spheres of life.
The graduates, who successfully completed a two year National Vocational Training Examination (NATVET), in dressmaking, batik, tie and dye, soap making, received certificates and working tools, from ADDRO, as part of their objective to equip young women with vocational skills to improve livelihoods in rural communities.
Ms Juliet Abajong, trainer, ADDRO, said sixty seven groups totaling 1,005 women have benefited from small and micro credit programmes, under the FLSP since last year.
This she said, would enable them to carry out income generating activities, and that seven farmers’ groups received improved seed varieties and credit to improve their farming.