As at June 2018
For young people in Ghana, jobs can be extremely hard to find. While the proportion of young people completing secondary school has increased, the number of jobs available hasn’t grown at the same rate. This leaves hundreds of thousands jobless and struggling to make ends meet.
Unemployment among young people in Ghana leaves millions excluded from financial security each year. Without a job, they are unable to meet their basic needs – like food, water and shelter – and remain at greater risk of preventable diseases like diarrhoea and HIV/AIDs.
Your generous support is changing this.
Through the Youth Apprenticeship Program, your giving is providing young people with the opportunity to transform their lives.
See how the Youth Apprenticeship Program solution empowers Ghana's youth to become the leaders of tomorrow by learning to trade, securing an income and beginning their journey out of poverty.
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Early in 2019 the apprentices sat their final examination – and now eagerly await their results.
MEASURES OF SUCCESS
By passing their NVTI (National Vocational Training Institute) exam apprentices will have a nationally recognised accreditation in their field of expertise. To help prepare for the final, formal test apprentices sat a trial examination and received tailored guidance from their trade master on the specific skills and knowledge they need to address to ensure they pass.
However, aside from gaining this formal recognition, each of the young apprentices has much to be proud of. These individuals have grown in confidence and resilience as they have persevered through a rigorous national curriculum, and no doubt overcome personal challenges, to complete the program.
TAKING ON RESPONSIBILITY
One sign of success is the growing trust trade masters place in their apprentices. Almost all trade masters now report leaving their apprentices in charge of their respective workshops for periods of time.
After the apprentices receive their final results they will graduate from the Youth Apprenticeship Program. Graduates are supported to secure ongoing employment – either through finding a job in their field, or by using an interest-free startup loan to create their own small business.
Hear from youth apprentices
New Meet Grace
Grace has just sat her national examination to become an accredited dressmaker in Ghana. She's looking forward to continuing to build her skills before starting her own business.
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