Skills training for Teen Mums
Pinasol foundation and iMPACT direct foundation Launches Teen Mums Project; Pinasol foundation’s Informal Sector TVET Project.
Pinasol foundation in partnership with impacted direct foundation with support from World Vision Ghana donated ten sewing machines to teenage nursing mothers. The District Chief Executive for Sekyere East District Hon Osei Adiyaa Addressing the beneficiaries and their guardians thanked the Pinasol Foundation and the impact direct foundation and asked the beneficiary to take the project serious since that is the only way they can lift themselves from poverty. He asked the parent and guardians to give the same support they give their other children who are in school to the teenage nursing mothers so they can concentrate on learning the trade. Pinasol foundation and impact direct foundation linked the ten beneficiaries to three service providers(Doris Owusu Fashions, Nkrumah Fashions, Eunice Adusei Enterprise) to teach them dress making. The components of the project are
1. Supply of ten sewing machines
2. Payment of training cost
3. Training in entrepreneurship and leadership skills (bread and confectionaries, liquid soap etc). This will help the nursing mothers to earn some income during the weekends and the evenings to support themselves and their children
4. The trainees’ children will be registered under the Pinasol Child and Family Sponsorship programme to receive support to enable the mothers to learn their occupation. The program was attended by Dr. Oppong of the Effiduase Government Hospital, Medical Assistant Rashedatu Rahmatu. Mr. Yaw Bawuah of BY Foundation, Rev Maclean Gyan Arthur , the District Pastor of the Church of Pentecost Effiduase Central Church and representatives of World Vision Ghana (Sekyere East Cluster office) and the Ghana health service