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To Empower and Train Many Youth Especially Women in Ahafo Region

Thu, 2 Mar 2023 Source: Michael Djan

Y&S Professional Institute trains 30 and gives GHS300 as training allowances to Ahafo Youth through the Komseko program.

Y&S Professional Institute has trained about 30 youth in Ahafo-Mim on Digital Jobs. This was part of the Komseko program implemented by the GhanaThink Foundation, and supported by Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT).

About 30 trainees graduated with skills in Digital Marketing, The Role of Social Media, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media Marketing Tools, Staying Safe Online, Marketing Design Basics, and others.During the 7 weeks of intensive training and practical work, the sessions were held online and face to face.

Some topics of the training that benefitted the youth were: Content Management, Mapping Your Business on Google Maps, Creating Instagram pages and Monetization, Facebook Creation and Page monetization, and SEO and SEM Managing, including a certificate of recognition as a graduate participant. Participants were also given GHS300 cash each as a trainee allowance, covering their costs incurred in participating in the program and to also use for some business expenses.

In an interview with some participants, they expressed their sincere gratitude to GhanaThink for the initiative and Y&S Professional Institute for hosting the 7 weeks of training.

“ I am a university graduate with no job. I participated in the Digital Jobs 2 training which gave me exposure and advanced details on how to market my business online, creating social media pages, and monetization. I have been able to receive some amount of GHS300.00 to reimburse for some costs and to cover some expenses. Currently, I decided to manage people's pages on social media at a low cost as my side hustle. I am forever grateful for this exposure”, one of the participants stated.

Mr. Eric Derrick, the CEO of Rejoice FM 101.7 commended Yayah Sarkodie, the CEO of Y&S Professional Institute for helping to bring such a program to Ahafo and also advised the youth to take advantage of the program. He also thanked the GhanaThink Foundation for implementing this Komseko program.

To empower and train many youth, especially women, in Ahafo Region, the second cohort registration for the interested applicants is ongoing.

Please note that the training sessions will be happening in Ahafo Mim, (Y&S Professional Institute, Mim Fetaagya, Opposite Ahmadiyya Hospital) and the organizers want participants to come from people around Ahafo Mim, Goaso, Bediako, and its environs.

About Y&S Professional Institute:

Y&S Professional Institute, aims at creating people’s awareness of Technology, Digital Skills, and Entrepreneurship, we also seek to provide young people with the knowledge, skills, and motivation to encourage Technology and entrepreneurial success in a variety of settings in addition we seek to provide young people with the knowledge, skills, and motivation to encourage Technology and entrepreneurial success in a variety of settings.

About The GhanaThink Foundation:

GhanaThink Foundation is a social enterprise that mobilizes and organizes talent for the primary benefit of Ghana. Its vision is to build a critical mass of young patriotic, passionate, positive, proactive, progressive, and productive people in Ghana.

Source: Michael Djan