Engage Now Africa (ENA) over the weekend graduated 42 adults from their Adult Literacy and Vocational Skills programme at Senya Beraku in the Central Region.
ENA, a humanitarian organization, over the past three months, engaged some adult learners in the community in its free adult education and vocational training programme to help economically empower them.
The socio-economic project brought together 37 young women and five men and equipped them with appreciable skills in soap making, pastries, batik tie & dye, beads making as well as bee-keeping.
In a speech delivered by Madam Cecilia Amankwah, the Country Director of Engage Now Africa, said the graduates were schooled in financial literacy as well as entrepreneurship to enable each of them have a competitive advantage as they grow their own businesses.
She also indicated that apart from providing free training, the beneficiaries would also be given start-up capital for their respective trades.
Madam Janet Butler, the Acting Director of United Way Ghana, maintained that the project would go a long way to promote diversification in the Senya community so that both fisher and farming folks could have multiple streams of income to improve livelihood.
Some of the graduates, Abigail Quansah and Sandra Appiah, expressed their heartfelt appreciation to the organizers for helping them acquire skills that could both land them a vocation and also help support their families.
Nana Nenyi Adu Boate, the Traditional Ruler of the community, expressed gratitude to Engage Now Africa and United Way Ghana and all those involved for their immerse show of benevolence.
He urged the organizations to facilitate more developmental projects in the area.
Other dignitaries present were the assemblyman of the area, Mr. Francis Aidoo (Assistant Headmaster of D/A Basic School).