Monday 15th August, 2016
By Albert Futukpor, GNA
Tamale, Aug. 15,
GNA – NORSAAC, a non-governmental organization, has presented sewing and smock
weaving equipment to seven young girls in the Tamale Metropolis to enable them
to start their own entrepreneurial activity.
included sewing machines, tables, chairs, scissors, needles and local prints
(cloths) for each of the seven girls in the sewing and smock weaving modules.
girls have been trained in the selected vocation as part of a three-year
project dubbed “The Young Urban Women Project” implemented by NORSAAC in the
Tamale Metropolis since October 2013 with funding support from the Norwegian
Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) through ActionAid Ghana.
The goal of the
effort is that in three years, 2,000 (1000 each for Tamale and Accra) young
urban women living in poverty would have more economic independence and control
over their bodies.
Madam Hafsatu Sey
Sumani, Head of Programmes and Policy of NORSAAC, said the initiative was to
empower them economically to start their own work and generate income to take
care of themselves and their families.
Alhassan, Director of the Department of Gender, Northern Region, urged young
people to be prepared and avail themselves for the various opportunities being
rolled out by the government to offer jobs to the youth.
Fuseina, a beneficiary, thanked NORSAAC for the training saying she would establish
her own business as well as train others to earn a decent income.