Agona Asafo, Ghana – Hope and opportunity unleashed in Agona Asafo as over 200 young people participated in a transformative 3-day vocational skills training program. Led by Give to Life Charity Organization, Kate Asamoah (USA), and World Inspiring Network, alongside dedicated partners, the initiative equipped participants with valuable skills and fostered a spirit of sustainability and community responsibility, paving the way for brighter futures.
The program offered a diverse curriculum, ranging from practical soap making and yogurt production to creative fascinator design and technical satellite installation, catering to various interests and aspirations. Each session was charged with energy, blending expert instruction with hands-on learning to ensure active engagement and knowledge absorption.
The program didn’t just teach skills; it also taught participants how to be environmentally responsible. Participants learned eco-friendly practices and responsible resource management, empowering them to become not just successful entrepreneurs but also responsible stewards of their community and the planet.
The true magic, however, lay in the collaborative spirit. Led by Mrs. Dorcas Dadzie who serves as the Founder of Give to Life Charity Organization, and the team at World Inspiring Network brought together a powerful alliance of stakeholders, including local leaders, experienced trainers, and industry experts. This synergy created an ecosystem of support where participants not only acquired skills but also forged connections, gained valuable mentorship, and learned from the experiences of others.
Executive Director of World Inspiring Network, Maxwell Odonkor, expressed satisfaction with the collaboration between the two entities, adding that the training did not only focus on equipping the youth with the necessary skills but also empowering them with the vision to fight climate change to ensure a sustainable future for all.
“The partnership between the two organizations will go a long way to help the individuals we train to be eco-warriors of tomorrow. We trained them with the vision to fight climate change while ensuring that their business is successful,” Maxwell Odonkor added.
The impact was evident. Over 200 young individuals, passionate about gaining new knowledge and confidence, expressed their eagerness to translate their learnings into action. The program equipped them not just with technical skills but also with the values of collaboration, sustainability, and community responsibility.
One participant shared her experience: “In the morning, I learned about Climate Change. Looking at what’s happening now, the atmosphere has changed, so we learned about what we need to do in order not to be severely affected in the near future. We later learned about pastries, which I can pass on to my children and grandchildren.” – Margaret Adjei.
The Agona Asafo program serves as a beacon of hope for other communities facing similar challenges. It demonstrates the transformative power of collaboration, targeted skills training, and a deep commitment to sustainability in empowering young people and driving positive change. As these young entrepreneurs embark on their journeys, their impact will ripple through Agona Asafo, creating a more vibrant and sustainable future for themselves and their community.