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30-Aug-2009  
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Women’s Awareness Centre (WAC), a non-governmental organization (NGO), working to prevent migration of young girls from the Upper East Region to the Southern part of Ghana in search of menial jobs, has trained and provided 26 girls with seed capital to start economic activities.

The girls, who passed out at the weekend in Bolgatanga, undertook a two-year training in sewing, hairdressing, batik, tie and dye making and were each provided with equipment and Gh¢ 200 to start work with.

Speaking at the passing-out ceremony, the Director of the WAC, Mrs. Mary Bozumbil said the NGO was committed to fighting against economic marginalization of women in Ghana.

She said the NGO established a Skills Training School in the in the Bolgatanga Municipality to train and equip girls, especially those who had dropped-out of school with income-generating skills to enable them to earn a decent living.

The Director of WAC said that the NGO recruited teachers and provided logistics for the training that was free of charge.

Mrs Bozumbil expressed the hope that the training would help prevent girls from migrating to from the region to the Southern part of the country for menial work.

She said the School would introduce training in Music, Cultural Dance, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), English, Mathematics and Women Soccer next academic year.

A former Presiding Member of the Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly, Mrs. Agnes Atayila commended the NGO for establishing the School to train and create jobs for girls.

She appealed to the trainees to impart the knowledge acquired to others to help them to also establish their businesses, and to use their seed capital judiciously.
 
 
 
Source: GNA
 
 

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