Education  Ghana Project #20719

Provide Skills for Success to Ghanaian Youth



We're DIFFERENT...We don't just sponsor young people to attend a rural Vocational School.....4SROGBOE PARTNERS with them at school, after school, after graduation to make sure they're successful. We provide all Fees,Textbooks, and 'Practicals' such as Catering and Dressmaking equipment/materials, but also we provide sewing machines for Dressmaking students to help them build home businesses to KEEP them in School. At all stages, we support and work with them to make them SUCCESSFUL in life.

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In rural Ghana, 75% of all students end formal education at the Primary Level with No Job Skills and No Job Prospects. These young people are fated to Casual Labor-Boys and Market/Roadside Trading-Girls. Local people have not responded to the opportunity of the new Atorkor Training Facility..they either do not have enough money to send their children there, or they do not recognize the importance of developing real Job Skills. We see ACTIVE hand-holding as ESSENTIAL for eventual success!


Our NGO, 4SROGBOE, sponsors 8-10 additional Young People every year to attend the AVTI. We are daily involved with each student to make them successful in their 3-years of Training AND in the Job Market. For example, we provide 7x24 Internet access for our IT students to pursue on-line courses. We believe that not only do we make these proud students SUCCESSFUL but they are an everyday example to the local people of the value of our Sponsorship approach and of the Training facility.

Long-Term Impact

Long-term we will graduate 10-12 young people every year. We already sponsor 26 students and their success in the Job Market will inspire others to follow in their footsteps. This is a clear path to a better future! Our work will be a huge boost to the communities' self-confidence! By graduating ambitious, confident young people, we raise the visibility and credibility of the Training Institute. And, we will encourage local business growth with start-up loans and support for our graduates.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Location: Bar Harbor, ME - USA
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Richard Kelman
Project Leader:
Richard Kelman
Bar Harbor, ME United States
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