Some beneficiaries of the Skills for Life and Income Project (SLIP) have expressed gratitude to SELL Ghana and KGL Foundation for implementing the project in their communities.
This, they believe, will help them gain hands-on skills for self-sufficiency. Fifty (50) beneficiaries from the Nandom Municipality each received equipment, May 16th and 17th, 2023 to be trained in tailoring, hairdressing, weaving and pig farming.
Ellen Zaateye, who dropped out of school after becoming pregnant, believes she has received life-changing support and hopes to make the most of her Hairdressing training.
The 20 year-old native of the Goziri community in Nandom who spoke to the SELL Team after receiving her materials said, “If I finish [learning hairdressing], I can also help my friends, my family and get something for my child so that my child can also grow.”
Erica Baagyereyir from the Bu community, who is enrolled in the Weaving module, stated that she will put all of her effort into learning how to weave and hopes to be proficient at it after completing the training.
A Service Provider, Cordelia Dery, who will be training the beneficiaries on Weaving, explained the processes involved. “They will first have to learn pattern making which involves the combination of colors to create patterns, then warping, beaming, hurdling, tying and start the process of weaving.”
She added that, when trained, the beneficiaries will be self-employed, earn a living, and establish their own centers and train others.
A fashion designer, Zakaria Alhassan praised the project and admitted that, the young people who were jobless will now be trained in the best way which will inure to their benefit both them and the Nandom community as a whole.