MasterCard Foundation in collaboration with the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) has announced initiatives that are geared towards equipping the youth in the country.
The programme is part of moves to implement Young Africa Works which aims to train 39,000 youth by 2022.
Mr Adam Sinah with the Bole District Business Advisory Centre, told Yagbon Radio morning show host , Abdul Fatawu on February 16, 2021 that the programme will equip skilled craft professionals .
He explained the programme is among many projects aimed at reducing unemployment especially in the youth and one apply for the package with a valid voter’s ID card or Ghana card.
Mr Sinah, said his outfit will support the beneficiaries with the necessary kits to help them in the process of equipping them with skills.
The National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI)/Mastercard Foundation Young Africa Works Project is an entrepreneurship development and employment program targeted at young people, particularly young women, in Ghana.
The project falls under the NBSSI’s Youth Entrepreneurship and Employment Program (YEEP).
The project, which is being implemented in Ghana by NBSSI in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation will create employment and income-generation opportunities for 39,000 young men and women in Ghana. 70% of the 39,000 beneficiaries will be women. Just like its predecessor Youth Entrepreneurship and Employment Programme (YEEP) seeks to empower the youth with entrepreneurial skills and subsequent employment.