A non- governmental Organisation (NGO) committed to humanitarian activities, Universal Light Media (UNILIME) Foundation has recruited fourteen (14) less privileged individuals to enroll them in their flagship programme Vocational, Technical and Technological (VOCTECH) to make them self -reliant.
These individuals are Mavis Oppong, Dora larteabea, Asabea Beatrice, Dora Nyankwabea, Amoakoa Diana, Hilda Afaribea, Victoria Ofosua, Martin Yeboah, Isaac Amoako, Deborah Dansoa, Edna Dei, Gifty Essel, Eklu Dadzie and Anita Annor who are all residents of Boso a suburb in the Eastern Region.
These residents would be learning Vocations and technical skills like Hairdressing, Sewing, Mason and Tiling this year in July after the launch of the project in June at the Eastern Region.
VOCTECH Project is designed in a way that beneficiaries would be equipped with the essential Technical, Technological and Vocational skills which would enable them set up their own businesses in their communities in order to improve their living conditions.
The Project is focused on the youths in the under privileged communities in Ghana who are between the ages of 18 to 35 years and are jobless with good moral values from deprived homes.
In an interview with the Acting Project Director of the Organisation, Ms Regina Okyere Darko noted that, there are a number of people in our society who have the desire, little knowledge, skill and talent to establish their own businesses but due to the lack of financial assistance they have not been able to pursue their dreams.
According to the Project Director, some of these challenges eventually leads them to frustration which most of these young people are not able to endure it so they eventually engage in social vices such as robbery, smoking, and prostitution in other to get their daily bread.
These vices go a long way to affect the development of the country indirectly, Ms Darko pointed out.
Beneficiaries of VOCTECH
Highlighting on the Project, she noted that, the project which was launch last three (3) years has 10 beneficiaries at Shaibu community in the Ablekuma West Constituency.
The Project Director, Ms Darko pointed out that, it seeks to secure vocational jobs including sewing, electrical engineering, masonry, and plumbing as well as technological fields such as web graphic design for the beneficiaries.
The project, she indicated would be extended to all the 16 regions across the country.
Ms Darko who is also the National Coordinator for the Organisation stressed that, the organisation focused on Vocational jobs in the sense that, it is very reliable, sustainable and secure.
“The project intends to improve vocational training in our country and also to create jobs in the country by working together with industry players,” she mentioned.
Adding that, the project also focuses on technological development among the youth because, the world is currently surviving on the foundation of technology.
Appeal for Fund
Calling for sponsorship and financial assistance, Ms Darko pleaded that, benevolent organisations and individuals or philanthropists could support the organisation financially because, after beneficiaries have completed their various training, the organization would secure their machines or gadgets and a place for the person to start his or her business.
“After the beneficiaries are set up, we will recruit more youth to learn under the various beneficiaries of the project who are now Professionals,”
“It will also reduce social vices among the less privileged communities as well as most vices prone areas in the country and empower the youth to be self-reliant. Ghanaians should therefore support the organisation to make the dreams of the less privileged come true,” Ms Darko indicated.
About Unilime Foundation
Unilime Foundation is a non-governmental, non-partisan and non-profit organisation which aims to produce competent individuals in all fields of endeavours, unearth talents and help the underprivileged in society. Currently, Unilime Foundation has affiliates in Accra, Kumasi and Cape Coast, which equally aims at impacting on the lives of people, and had organised numerous projects in the area of education and environment.
Ms Emmanuella Oduro Appiah