A beneficiary of UNILIME Foundation’s Vocational, Technological, and Technical (VOCTECH) project, Miss Mary Ayittey is appealing to the public to come to her aid in order to complete her Vocational training.
After commending UNILIME Foundation, an NGO committed to humanitarian activities for their life changing project, she said, the Organisation is doing their best but needs some allowances for transportation and feeding.
VOCTECH which is a flagship programme of the organisation is currently running in Shiabu at the Ablekuma West Constituency in Accra.
VOCTECH intends to train the youth in deprived communities who are less privileged in vocational, technical and technological training as we empower them to be independent and to have decent jobs” to compliment government’s effort to achieve Sustainable Development (SDG) Goal eight(8) which is “Decent Work and Economic Growth.”
Currently, the organisation has trained five individuals in vocational and Technological field in the Shiabu Community.
Commenting some challenges, Ms Ayittey noted that, the organisation is doing their best to support her with weekly allowances but it’s not enough so sometimes she struggles to get money for feeding and transportation which is affecting her training.
“My grandfather, has been assisting me financially and my trainer as well but it seems they are also challenged financially which makes it difficult to get money for transport and feeding,” she stated.
Touching on the life changing project, she expressed her appreciation to the organisation and lauded the project.
The single mother disclosed that, the project has turned her life around and has given her a lot of hope in life, and promised to help the Organisation to financially recruit more less privileged upon completion.
“One year in the training, l can now sew my own clothes and l want to learn how to sew men’s wear” he noted.
The orphan called on benevolent organisation, philanthropist, among other individuals to come to her aid to assist her financial so she could be able to complete her training.
Speaking to the Vice President of the Organisation, Mr Michael Asare noted that, the organisation has embarked on a lot of sponsorship drive in the past months and hoping to get positive responses to support the project.
“We even organised fundraising events to raise funds to support the project but the attendance was not encouraging to get the expected target,” he mentioned.
According to him, the organisation is doing their possible best to address the problem, adding that, they are committed to the project and nothing could stop them from achieving their goal.
Mr. Asare, who is also the Executive Director of FrontPage Business Consult bemoaned that, the chief and elders of the community could do a lot to support the project to help the vulnerable ones in the community.
“I believe they could use their influence or authority to lobby for members of parliament in the constituency among other key people to assist us financially,” he expressed.
Addressing the challenge, Mr Asare stressed that, they have plans to venture into projects and businesses that would help them raise funds to support the organisation financially.
The Vice President therefore appealed to the Public, Donors, Benevolent Organisations and Philanthropist to come to their aid so they change lives by empowering them to be self-reliant.
Editor: Miss Emmanuella Oduro Appiah