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ActionAid launches platform for youth training

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ActionAid Ghana, a human rights focused non-governmental organization, has launched a new project to give a worldwide network capacity training, skills and entrepreneurship to the youth to take positive actions in their societies.

It would provide innovative training and capacity building for organizations and young individuals to be active global citizens by using participatory methods as tools to empower people to realize their potentials as positive social change makers.

Alhaji Yakubu Mohammed Saani, Deputy Country Director of ActionAid Ghana, stated this in Tamale on Tuesday during the launch of the Global Platform, which would also serve as platform for the West African sub-region.

“On the basis of comprehensive global experiences, trainings are developed within topics such as governance, human rights, global citizenship, campaign management, youth mobilization, social entrepreneurship, volunteerism, communication and new media”, he stressed.

Alhaji Saani said besides being a training hub, it was opened for everyone who worked for social change and who wanted to cooperate with AAG to unfold their activities at the platform.

Madam Marilyn Aniwa, AAG Board Chairperson, said the implementation of the project was in line with the human rights-based approach of the NGO to make society more just and supportive of the rights of the poor and excluded.

She said AAG had worked to make change happen for the alleged witches’ camps and that it would enable AAG and its partners to create excellent opportunities to share and connect local struggles with national and international movements.

Alhaji Alhassan Issahaku, the Northern Regional Coordinating Director who unveiled the platform, commended AAG for the immense contributions it had made towards the development of the northern parts of the country.

He urged the youth to take advantage of the platform to acquire leadership and career skills that would give them better future to contribute to the development of the nation.

Source: GNA

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