African Enterprise has been running a ‘Street Children Apprenticeship Program’ in Ghana since 2007. This program has successfully trained hundreds of youth in skills that allowed them to be employed or become entrepreneurs in order to improve their circumstances.
AE Ghana is now excited to kick start this program in Togo in March 2021.
According to the World Happiness Report 2020, Togo is the saddest country in the world. The report ‘ranks cities around the world by their subjective well-being and digs more deeply into how the social, urban and natural environments combine to affect our happiness.’
The SCAP program has proven to be successful in Ghana for many years. Vulnerable children face unimaginable futures of prostitution, rape, crime and juvenile delinquency. AE Ghana therefore regards this opportunity in Togo as an absolute must.
The program will aim to empower youth with skills training to better not only their circumstances but also uplifting and supporting their families and communities.
Research has shown that the following vocations are needed in Togo:
– Dressmaking and Tailoring
– Vegetable Plantation
– Aluminum fabrication and tiling
AE Ghana is reaching out to Church Leaders to identify 50 vulnerable children in their communities. The recruitment will be done without any religious, political or tribal bias. These partner churches are encouraged to begin community transformation groups with the beneficiaries and meet on a regular basis where the students can share ideas, receive counseling and have access to prayer support in order to grow and transform together.
Your gift of $15 a week will support a vulnerable student in the program and help them to acquire skills, get off the streets and provide for their families.
Selorm Dunyo from AE Ghana completed his tailoring apprenticeship and has built up his own client base. He is now a qualified tailor currently building his own shop with the savings he makes.
“I am very grateful and thankful to God and also to AE Ghana for transforming my life. I can now support my family through the tailoring business. God bless AE and all donors who made it possible for me to come this far. My new challenge is to save enough money to open my own shop so that I can also help or reach out to other street children”.