A four-day training workshop has been organized for junior high school graduates between the ages of 15 and 20 from the four SOS Programme Locations with the aim of preparing them with basic skills and knowledge towards the future.
The 35 young graduates of SOS Hermann Gmeiner Schools in Tema, Kumasi, Asiakwa and Tamale were excited for the training which also sought to equip them to take charge of their lives as young adolescents.
The training which took place at the “No Business As Usual” (NBU) project hub in Kumasi was facilitated by seasoned youth coaches and entrepreneurs.
NBU is a project that aims to stimulate youth employment and inclusive socio-economic growth through joint stakeholder collaboration between Asokore Mampong Municipal Assembly (AMMA), the European Union (EU), Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and the private sector.
The youth who are currently waiting for their results to enter into the Senior High School level were taken through knowing yourself, career guidance, time management, communication skills, critical thinking and problem solving skills, gender equality and financial literacy.
After the workshop, Haruna, one of the beneficiaries said the training had built on his confidence.
“The training has really helped me. The group works and the presentations have equipped my presentation skills as well the value of developing a saving habit as a young man,” he said.
For Abigail, the workshop was timely as it has boosted her interest in gender issues.
“As a young lady, I have appreciated that I have equal chance to make it in life just like males. I also learnt how to be innovative and spot chances as a young lady,” the visibly happy Abigail said.
“As young people, we often assume we have a lot of time but this training has taught me the value of time management and knowing myself,” Patrick also pointed out.