Foundation launches women empowerment project in Ghana
The project, which is in partnership with the Santander Bank, University of New York and the University of Ghana (UG), would train 100 women through different programmes such as social leadership, hospital management and teacher training.
The initiative is intended to run for three years after which about 30 projects would have been launched to contribute to the transformation and development of the country.
The three training programmes would be conducted in New York University, UG and University of Education, Winneba.
Launching the project, Mrs Maria Test Fernandez De La Vega, President of the Foundation described Ghanaian women as brave and committed.
“Ghana is a great example of what can be achieved when women gain their voice and speech,” she said.
She said the project would serve as a platform to provide the necessary skills to enable the women to lead the country’s social transformation and development.
She expressed the Foundation’s commitment to empower women in Africa since they manage about 90 per cent of the informal sector of continent’s economy.
“They are the ones who struggle every day with steadfastness and an endless perseverance to bring their people forward, and they are also the ones who conquer an ever greater extent of freedom and autonomy,” she said.
Speaking on the “Ghana Win” project, Mrs Fernandez De La Vega said the Social Leadership Programme was aimed to strengthen Ghana’s institutional and social fabric to foster leadership, decision-making skills and activity for women.
The programme would run for one year and 20 medium to ranking women in political, social and economic field are expected to be trained in New York.
On the Hospital Management Programme, she said the project would train professionals in nursing to enable them become managers of hospitals and health centres within the country’s healthcare system.
The project which is expected to last for three years would train 30 nurses in the United States to help improve management and bolster the country’s public health system.