Golden Touch Beauty Center (GTBC), one of the fastest growing beauty and lifestyle training academy in the Northern region, has graduated 23 students.
The students were awarded certificates in cosmetology, massage and Hair dressing. Golden Touch Beauty Center (GTBC) is a Vocational training center located in Tamale. It offers services in Hairdressing, make-up, gele, facial treatment among others.
The center does training in cosmetology, massage and Hair dressing. The center, which is certified by the National Vocational institute, has graduated over thousands of young women across the country. It also equips women with entrepreneurship skills to be independent rather than rely on men for survival.
Presenting Certificates to all 23 graduates Chief Executive Officer for the Center, Iddrisu Waygma Marcel encouraged the graduates to use the skills learnt to develop themselves and families. The CEO says poverty reduction can be achieved in the region if more young women are empowered. He appealed to the youth to take-up entrepreneurial skills to be economically empowered.
A student on behalf of her colleagues commended GTBC for giving them such skills to be able to impact society.
She said ”on behalf of my collegues i would say a very big thank you to GBTC for all the skills training, we can now go out there and compete with our collegeues”
On his part, a Marketing and Business planning Officer at Bonzelle Rural Bank says women empowerment is critical to a country’s development hence the need for women to be given the needed support to thrive. He says the bank is willing to support women who require support to start a business.
A Northern Regional Planning Officer of the Ghana Education Service Saani Ahudu, opined that vocational skills training among the youth can address the issue of kayaye and empower young girls to earn a sustainable income.
Reports show that 55% of children in Ghana dream of migrating to other parts of the world in the next 20 years, citing greener pastures, education, and a better standard of living as reasons why they would leave the country. These beliefs can be prevented if vocational skills training is made accessible for the youth.
Source: Ghana/ Tamale/zaanews.com/Lilian D. Walter