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TEEN Ghana Club undertakes community outreach program at Yaru

Community visit at Yaru, Wa East

TEEN Ghana Club (TEEN GH) under the aegis of Girl Up Foundation has on Saturday, May 29, 2021 undertaken a community outreach program to interact with young girls and women at Yaru in the Wa East District to charter best ways of empowering their livelihoods.

The activity was organized in collaboration with Youth Alliance for Community Change (YACC Ghana) and supported by National Youth Authority (NYA) saw productive interactions with the people aimed at consciously promoting the socio-economic lives of this marginal social group.

Speaking at the outreach at Yaru on Saturday, team leader for TEEN Ghana, Mabel Mwinome said the club aims to empower both young girls and women, and teenage mothers alike, through skills training and development.

She observed most women after the rainy season do not engaged in any productive venture and said that, the trainings when rolled out will offer them handy works to care for children and families.

Ruhiyat Hashim, a team member of TEEN Ghana Club expressed concerns over the school dropout of young girls owing to teenage pregnancies.

She however noted that her team would form a girls’ adolescent health club in the community as an avenue to share best and healthy adolescent lifestyles with the teenage girls.

She said the club’s activities would help to, if not eradicate but reduce to the barest minimum, the rate of teenage pregnancies among school girls.

The Chief Director of Youth Alliance for Community Change (YACC Ghana), Aminu Ibrahim urged participants at the event to be themselves change lovers and change makers, by so doing, embrace the activities that TEEN Ghana Club intended to undertake in the community.

He assured the people that their relation with the club will be one to behold and not regretted urging that, they give the club the needed cooperation and support.

A participant, Asana Dauda said the program was timely and good as to come to their aid in the development of skills to earn them a living.

She however said, most often than not, non-availability of startup capital to set up into business is a hindrance.

Another participant, Asmau Mohammed also said the skills training activities have been helpful, but raised the concern that they sometimes do not know where to buy the materials and props to implement the skill.

She called on the program organizers to always assist them in getting the materials to put the skill into profitable use.