A non-governmental organisation, Network of Women in Growth (NEWIG), Ghana, has trained and passed out some young women who participated in a project dubbed NEWIG Young-Women-In-Professional-Driving at the NVTI Pilot Training Institute.
The graduation ceremony on July 28, 2018, which is the third, was organised in partnership with EMpower – The Emerging Markets Foundation Limited, and Toptech Transport and Logistics.
The beneficiaries were made up of Fourteen (14) women and one (1) man.
The young women were taken through theoretical and practical lessons of driving, and have successfully passed their driving licensing exams.
They have also been presented with their provisional licenses.
NEWIG, as an organization seeks to empower women by providing them with skills that will enable them attain financial independence.
Through this training, the young ladies have been equipped with the necessary skills to carry out their duties professionally as drivers.
In a speech read by the acting Executive Director of NEWIG, Mrs. Mawulawoe Anato-Dumelo, she said the dream of NEWIG is to run its own driving academy to absorb the trainees after initial training as well as operate car services managed by women.
She therefore called on government, investors and auto-mobile companies to partner with them in order to speedily make the dream a reality.
In attendance were Dr. Esther Ofei Aboagye (Chairperson of Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights (ARHR)’s Advisory Board), Mrs. Beatrice Boakye-Yiadom (Grants Manager, AWDF), Mrs. Mawusi Nudekor Awity (Executive Director, NVTI) and Ms. Anna Appiah (General Manager, Top Tech Transport and Logistics).