Sixty youth at the Mafi Dedukope community in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region have received Vocational Skills Training in a bid to make them employable.
The training initiative is part of the True Prophetic Dance Ministry’s outreach programme aimed at reducing teenage pregnancy and unemployment in the area.
Founder, Minister Vincent Anowie, says it’s the Christian organization’s contribution to addressing socio-economic challenges and impacting lives in the country.
“We are doing this because there are a lot of teenage pregnancies in this particular community. We want to make sure we eradicate teenage pregnancy in this community, so we are trying our best to help them. We are coming up with a very huge project called the tent project, and it’s building community within community, so we thought it wise to come to this community to offer free vocational skills training to the youth, widows, and people who are really going through tough times.”
“We were able to train 60 people and we had 4 different programs—Fabric Print Making, Pastries, Detergents and Bead Making. It’s in four sections; the first one was Training, the second one is Exhibition, the third one is Graduation with a certificate for all the 60 participant and the last one was Awarding the Best 8 student with Material and Tools to work with,” he said on Saturday, September 24.
Minister Anowie explained that the project also trains people, especially the youth, with skills in other crafts.
“The way forward for True Worshippers Dance Ministries is to put up an ultra-modern Vocational Skill Center to be able to help people in the Volta community, Ghana, and West Africa at large. We intend to scout for people and bring them to the facility to train them.”
“We have been in this charity business since 2013. We have been impacting the lives of a lot of people—the physically challenged, less privileged, deprived communities, prisons, the streets, secondary schools—and by the grace of God, we have turned lives around.”
In his view, supporting people with skills will help them earn a livelihood.
“With the deprived communities, we have been able to train a lot of people for them to be able to support their families with this skills training.”
“The vocational skills were in full section. The first one was training, the second one