Sustainable Livelihoods for Youths in Ghana

by ProLink Ghana

Summary

This project fights youth poverty and dependence by providing 140 marginalized youths with refurbished tools and vocational skills, micro-entrepreneurial skills and relevant life skills training.

$25
total raised
1
donor
0
monthly donors
9
years

Challenge

In the Accra slums, many youths are not educated above the Junior Secondary School Level (Year 8). To survive, they often resort to peripheral activities such as begging, stealing, prostitution and drug couriering. This situation is especially detrimental to young single mothers, who become highly exposed to physical and sexual abuse and sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS. This project combats this problem by providing 140 such youths with alternative livelihood options.

Solution

This project will offer vocational training courses and tool kits for: tailoring, hairdressing and catering (females), masonry, carpentry and electrical repair (males); micro-entrepreneurial skills training; and sexual reproductive health education.

Long-Term Impact

This project will provide individuals with alternative options for a self sustainable livelihood which allow them a future free from poverty.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.tfsr.org

Organization Information

ProLink Ghana

Location: Accra - Ghana
Website: http:/​/​www.prolinkghana.org
Nicky Triance
Project Leader:
Nicky Triance
Project Development Officer and Fundraiser
Netley Marsh, Hampshire United Kingdom

Funded Project!

Thanks to 1 donor like you, a total of $25 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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