The Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) and CAMFED Ghana have officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to train young women in technical and vocational skills.
This forms part of the Young Africa Works Strategy programme funded by the Mastercard Foundation and CAMFED Ghana with expectations to train a maximum of 3,250 young Ghanaian women.
CAMFED Ghana, a Non-governmental Organization (NGO) that was established in Ghana since 1998 has offered educational support to young girls in rural areas from basic to Tertiary school level across 12 regions of Ghana.
In a ceremony held at GAEC to seal the partnership, Mrs. Sally Ofori-Yeboah National Director for CAMFED said, the project’s primary objective is to empower deprived young women between the ages of 18 to 35 with work-readiness skills to be self-reliant. She added that, the trainees will be provided with start-up kits or seed fund to commence business after the training.
Mrs. Ofori-Yeboah explained that, modalities for selection requires research, interviews and other processes to identify the trade areas where females mostly require support. She is confident that the partnership with GAEC will yield a positive result. “After a thorough research and facility inspection, we found GEAC worthy to partner with on this project and we believe that with their high level of experience and expertise, the project will realise its objectives.
Prof. Dede Shiloh Osae, Deputy Director General of GAEC on his part said one of GAEC’s core objective is to offer training to persons of interest in various fields. He added that GAEC has in the past years engaged in collaborations with various local and international organizations in industry and academia to solve national issues using Nuclear Techniques.
He further assured that, the GAEC/CAMFED collaboration will live to expectation. “The doors of GAEC are widely opened for any form of Public Private Partnership that aims at national development”. He concluded.
Ms. Sheila Frompong, Manager of Technology Transfer and Marketing Centre (TTMC), GAEC in an interview disclosed that the programme will run for a period of three years and will adopt market-driven approach to science and technology research at GAEC through competency-based training to improve and empower young women for socio-economic development.
She finally called on deprived young women who are passionate about acquiring a Technical and Vocational skill to take advantage of the opportunity to become self -reliant.
By: GAEC Multimedia