The Young Urban Women’s project, a subsidiary of Northern Sector Action on Awareness Center (NORSAAC) graduated trainees in bead making and hairdressing last week in Tamale. Young Urban Women’s project is the brainchild of NORSAAC, a civil society organization operating in the north and headquartered in Tamale.
It aims at empowering women and young people in its operational areas. The intervention came to light through the collaborative efforts of NORSAAC and Actionaid-Ghana.
The Director of NORSAAC, Alhassan Mohammed Awal explained to Zaa News why it was important to equip young women with employable skills, saying that the event was one of his outfit’s innovative strategies.
Mr Awal, therefore, disclosed that there are more modules such as mini markets to be designed to attract investors to patronize artifacts. He, however, bemoaned the lackadaisical attitude of some parents towards supporting their female children. He said it is a cost-sharing between NORSAAC and parents in terms of the upkeep of trainees.
The CEO of Extee Parlour, Esther Nso, who is also an instructor in hairdressing at the young urban women’s project, pleaded with the graduates not to abandon the job after graduation.
Vivian Atubiga, CEO of Unique Beads Collections and a beads-making trainer commended NORSAAC for the training it has been providing the young girls.
By Fuseini Dawuda Neindow/zaaradio.com