Residents were trained in Leather making, Soap Making, Beads Making, Powder Soap as part of the 6th Annual Community Outreach of the NGO.Promote livelihood empowerment Most of the beneficiaries were women, some youth who could not continue their education due to financial challenges and Vocational students of Wa Methodist School for the Blind.Addressing participants, Hon. Pelpuo poised to assist identifiable groups with employable skills to come for financial assistance to enable them to create their own jobs and earn decent living.
The need for initiatives that addressed women livelihood empowerment is to train more women to acquire their own skills and create their own jobs in other to be self reliant.
The Member of Parliament commended the beneficiaries especially the women, for expressing much interest in the training.
As MP of the Constituency, he indicated that, it is his aim to empower underprivileged communities, women and children towards poverty reduction by training more residents especially women to promote economic empowerment in his constituency.
“The promotion of livelihood empowerment for women and young people in my constituency is paramount,” Hon. Pelpuo said.
Hon. Pelpuo lauded the NGO for training over 500 residents in various vocation in a day.
Promoting Vocational Training
Speaking at the opening ceremony, the President of UNILIME Foundation, Mr. Dennis Agyei Boateng said, the reason the organisation decided to empower the less privileged with vocational trades is to reduce social vices and promote decent jobs in the country.
“As a way to strengthen our flagship programme Vocational, Technical and Technological dubbed VOCTECH, the Organisation has trained more women in the Eastern Region where we enrolled 15 youth in various vocations in collaboration with Hon. Thomas Ampem Nyarko as a way to reduce the spate of youth unemployment in the Country,” he said.
This will go a long way to help the less privileged and the country as a whole,” he noted, adding that the project intends to improve vocational, technical and technological training as well as to promote made-in-Ghana products.
Mr. Boateng disclosed that, the project would be extended to other regions to impact the lives of the less privileged positively.
Ms. Asisa who also benefited from the beads making, noted that, she did some of the beads on her own and she could take it from there as a source of livelihood.
Unilime foundation has been in existence for seven years with the aim of empowering ordinary individuals to become competent professional in all fields, unearthing talents and helping the less privileged.
The organisation has made donations to several orphanages, communities, schools and organised seminars to empower the youth to better their lives.