Train and support 500 youths, women and returnee migrants on green entrepreneurship and employability. Within 6 months post-training, they will have sustainable jobs or create self-employment.
Local solution: The economic potential of the industrial town of Sekondi-Takoradi and its surrounding districts like Ahanta West Municipality lies in the existing infrastructure and human capacity. The metropolis is one of the most industrialised in the country, with booming oil industry.
However, youth and women rarely benefit from the opportunities because they lack the requested employability or entrepreneurial skills. This has led to increased unemployment and persistent youths migrating through the Sahara Desert to European countries for greener pastures.
Although donations to the Green Entrepreneurs’ project did not met the target amount, Cerath made it work, and could do some extras in a project they already run for 200 trainees – youth, women and returnee migrants – who joined one or more of the following activities:
Results from outcome report (Jan 2022):
This contributes to the reduction of unemployment rates in the target areas resulting in increased in sustained incomes, reduction in the quest to engage in social vices due to joblessness and irregular migration.
The project expects to train at least 500 beneficiaries by the end of the project period and facilitate internship and on-the-job training opportunities for about 70% of the beneficiaries.
Cerath will train and support 500 youths, women and returnee migrants on green entrepreneurship and employability. Within 6 months post-training, they will have sustainable jobs or create self-employment.
The number of beneficiaries targeted is 500 persons. Post-training 300 will have access to internship opportunities and on-the-job training. Around 45% of the 300 will have sustainable jobs or create self-employment in the green sector.
Moreover, young green professionals will support sustainable and climate-resilient local economies, contribute to the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis development, and address irregular migration’s root causes.
Cerath will use the donations for:
This requires a budget of GHS 50,000 (or €7,209).
The training on employability and entrepreneurship to 500 youths, women and/or returnee migrants in the Ahanta West Municipality and the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis is sponsored by the European Union through the SNV Netherlands in Ghana. The training adopts a participatory and experiential approach which stimulates commitment and active participation of trainees. Besides, trainees are also linked to internships and job placement, or receive support in developing self-employment opportunities. The project was designed to be demand-driven incorporating the specific needs of the beneficiaries.