Two hundred women have undergone a two-day entrepreneurship and skills training in sewing, fabric designing and pattern making, to empower them to become self-reliant, in Accra, on Saturday.
It was organised by ‘Wo Ye Bra’ Ghana, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), in collaboration with the Infinity Global Empowerment and Zeta Phi Beta Soronity, also NGos.
The president of Wo Ye Bra, Dr Andrienne Booth Johnson, said the initiative was to train women to run their own businesses, and to keep girls in school.
The beneficiaries of the training (between the ages of 13 and 58), were provided with free sewing machines and fabrics, and also received training in marketing, sales and finance management.
Dr Johnson said that the women were also given money to start their business, to be able to take care of their families.
Project Coordinator for Wo Ye Bra, Ghana, Mrs Ellen Adwoa Adu-Baah, said the NGO, which was formed in 2017, so far trained and empowered at least 200 women, who have benefited from outreach projects.
She said that Wo Ye Bra will continue to train more women in entrepreneurship to help them create jobs.
Mrs Larna JnBaptiste, a representative of Zeta Phi Beta Soronity, said her outfit for the past seven years has supported communities in Ghana with boreholes, clinics and school projects.
She pledged that Zeta Phi Beta Soronity would assist organisations with funds to initiate projects in communities.
A beneficiary and overall best apprentice, Anastasia Adams, thanked the organisers of the training for supporting her to set up her business.
She was presented with a certificate, GH100 and a Valerie Hollingsworth handout.
BY LINUS SIAW NARTEY