The Most Reverend Professor Daniel Yinkah Sarfo, the Anglican Archbishop of Kumasi, has urged parents to overcome the prejudice and embrace technical/vocational education.
They should enroll their children in technical and vocational institutions, to enable them acquire skills that would make them self-employed.
He said that was the way forward to fight the soaring unemployment, and help the youth to make meaningful contributions towards the nation’s socio-economic growth and development.
Archbishop Yinkah Sarfo made the call at the inauguration of a teaching kitchen, built for the Anglican Diocesan Women’s Vocational Training Centre at Afari in the Atwima-Nwabiagya District.
The project was jointly funded by the Diocese of Western Massachusetts in the United States, and Milicom Ghana, a telecommunication company, with the former providing 38,000 dollars, and the latter contributing GH¢40,000.
The facility has a dining hall, chamber for cooking, changing and store rooms, office and sleeping place, and would be used for practical work.
The Most Rev. Prof Yinkah Sarfo said it was yet another important step towards improving the facilities and the quality of teaching and learning.
He applauded the Americans and Milicom Ghana for the financial support.
The Rev. Bestsy Fisher, a representative of the Diocese of Western Massachusetts, said they were “happy to be part of the great work of the centre, ” to give hope and future to many.
He said they decided to support the project, because of the firm conviction that it would significantly help to promote the welfare of young women.
Lady Julia, the wife of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu the Second, traditional leaders, the clergy and education directors, were among dignitaries present.
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