We thank all our donors for their great support this year, especially our recurring donors. Without your support we would not have been able to help so many people.
We have increased the number of email, skype and phone participants, since we have only an office in Accra and our participants are all over the country. These avenues have allowed us to mentor and counsel so many participants who cannot afford to come to our premises. The sad part is that even some of our Accra participants sometimes do not have enough money for transport and meals to come as frequently as they would wish. These avenues therefore serve this group as well.
The good news is that we have been able to place over 50 graduates into jobs over this last two months through our Employment Partner programme. We are very happy and proud about this achievement because the number of unemployed graduates is now around 200,000 with this year's graduates joining the pool. We were able to place a higher number of young women too and that was a great achievement for us.
We are ready to take in new participants starting next week and we look forward to a great new year, since we have had a lot of opportunity to advertise our services to unemployed graduates all over the country. We sincerely hope that our funding will increase to enable us to open an office in the Northern or Ashabti Region in 2013 to help those who are too far away to come and use our Accra facilities.
We are so grateful for all the support we have received both at home and abroad and we hope that all our sponsors will stay on and help us to continue the fight against youth unemployment which invariably, leads to poverty, stress, depression, homelessness, single-motherhood, drug abuse, violence as well as fraud and other crimes among the youth.
Thank you and Happy Holidays to each and every single one of our current and potential donors. God bless.