Forty (40) youth of the Ashanti region today graduated from a 21-day skills training programme organized by the National Youth Authority and Ghana’s leading telecommunications company MTN.
The youth were taken through practical lessons in Bead making, make-up artistry, hairdressing, digital marketing.
During the short ceremony held at the Asokwa Youth Development Centre in Kumasi, Mr. Charles Osei Akoto who delivered the welcome address stressed the commitment of MTN to the development of the youth of Ghana.
He said the company will continue to do more to ensure that the youth of Ghana are well placed to earn meaningful livelihoods.
For his part, Nana Yaw Wiredu; Assemblyman for Ahinsan estates electoral area who also chaired the event assured the youth that the Assembly has matters of youth development at the core of their planning and are ready to support young people within the Municipality to excel. He encouraged the graduating youth be serious with their craft and diligently build it into businesses.
In a speech delivered on his behalf, the Municipal Chief Executive of Asokwa; Chief Akwannuasah Gyimah congratulated the participants and urged them to take their new skills seriously since it had the potential to transform their economic situation and make them responsible citizens.
There was an exhibition where the graduands showcased their work to the officials of the youth Authority, MTN and the general public.
Aside the life-skill training they have received, the participants were also armed with start-up kits containing essential materials they need to pursue their new found vocations. Those who pursued digital marketing were given a mobile tablet each while the hairdressers were given dummies.
The participants were particularly grateful to the organizers for such a life-transforming programme. The few rawgist.com spoke to stressed the training they have received will transform their economic fortunes.
The National Youth Authority also praised MTN for their partnership towards such a laudable and successful initiative.
About Y’ello Care
The training programme formed part of MTN’s 21-day staff volunteer programme called Y’ello Care. During the Y’ello Care period, staff of MTN all over the world undertake projects that contribute to Infrastructural and Social development as well as economic empowerment, education and health.
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