The Regent of Ashaiman, Nii Annang Adzor II, urges Mastercraft and Artizans Association of Ghana to position themselves and admit any youth desirous to learn trades to equip them with skills to be useful to themselves and the country as a whole.
This he said will add quality to the human resources of Ghana, enhance economic well-being as well as reduce social vices and moral decadence in the Ghanaian society.
The Ashaiman Regent made the reminder at the graduation ceremony of 35 young ladies who had undergone makeups and ancillary techniques in cosmetology at Zenu in the Kpone-Katamansu Municipality of the Greater Accra Region.
The nine-day training organised by Power Minds Youth Ghana, a youth and female empowerment organisation seeks to equip young ladies and gents who are willing to learn a trade in the cosmetology industry but lack the financial capabilities to be self-reliant in life.
Nii Annang Adzor II, noted that lack of formal education is not an inability and implored the youth to venture into skills acquisition with a focus on their betterment. The Ashaiman Regent who expressed dissatisfaction at the quick money syndrome among the youth given this charged Mastercraft, Artizan Association of Ghana to readily position themselves to admit such youth, asking religious entities to also whip up trade learning enthusiasm in the young generation.
“Young people of today want quick monetary, this is why they don’t want to learn skills. But if you learn skills, no one will take it away from you and it helps you get something doing always to fend for yourself” he stressed.
The Executive Director of Power Minds Youth Ghana, Benedicta Vandyke, who hints that her reason for the initiative stems from the ordeal of a friend who had wanted to become a cosmetologist but lacked the funds to enroll in school further explains how far she wants to carry the project to affect lives positively. “I decided to do this when a friend tried to attend a cosmetology school but didn’t have money to pay for admission and fees. This pushed me to organise this training for similar young ladies out there who have the penchant learn but do not have money” she emphasized.
Miss Vandyke disclosed that her resolve is to replicate the training across the country to reach persons who are yearning for such an opportunity to acquire skills.
Grace Barnes, a young hairdresser who was nocked and abandoned by a vehicle a few years ago and has since been unable to work tells Ghanaianvoiceonline.com that she try a similar initiative but was disqualified perhaps due to her condition.
“I tried one of these training sections but was told i did not qualify, i am so happy that i was admitted here has successfully learned this in addition to my hairdressing trade. Having been incapacitated, i believe this will help me get some money for myself at least.
Beneficiaries including foreign nationals expressed contentment at the training and recounted the immeasurable benefits of the training.