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V/R:Nneka youth foundation impacts 5 communities in Ho West district

Kumi Kasa

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Nneka youth foundation has given massive impact and support across 5 communities in the Ho West District of the Volta Region through a blend of its flagship initiatives.

The one week work in Dodome Traditional Area was successful through collaboration and support given
by The District Directorate of Education.

The week long project was kicked off with revered Stakeholder-Engagement and Review Sessions known as ‘ Speed monitoring’ which has seen over 600 young people including duty bearers dominated by women including: Parents, Teachers and Community Leaders.

The main purpose of the programme was to give opportunity to offer Economic Empowerment through skill training to 26 teen mothers and out of school girls within the enclave through our Vocational Entrepreneurial Pathway (VEP) programme.

According to Mama Cecilia Fiaka,the one week long project was an initiative and mechanism aimed to equip young teenage mothers with skills and requisite training to reduce burden on the society.

She noted that the foundation through its 7 years of its existence has provided many youth with skills and and has transformed lives .

“Nneka youth foundation over the last 7 years have make a difference in every community we set our foot in the lives of every beneficiary” she cited.

She further elucidated that more projects of skills training program and supporting of masses will take as the aim of the foundation is concerned.

“As we highly appreciate those who support this project, it is amazing to note that we can all be a part of this transformational train by lending very minimal support so we can collectively make a resounding difference”she added

One of the motives behind the founding of Nneka Youth Foundation is to curb the prevalence of teenage pregnancy leading to child marriage, violence against women and substance abuse by young boys and girls of school going age in the rural and undeserved communities.

Marijuana is cultivated in some these rural communities which makes it common and easily accessible to the youth.

The foundation aims to raise environmental stewards; people who are intentional about protecting the environment and also educate on how to turn waste materials into useful products to solve the problem of littering and poverty in Ghana.

The foundation also aimed to transform communities and create opportunities by steadily transforming Africa through one child at a time agenda.

Michael Kwadzo Ahiaku
Student Journalist
Gh Media College
Accra

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