75 Adolescents Trained In Cassava Flour Processing At Volta
75 adolescent girls and teen mothers have been trained in processing cassava into flour to produce a variety of cassava-based recipes including chips, doughnuts, and other pastries.
They were drawn from 15 communities in 3 districts, Afadzato South District, Central Tongu, and Akatsi North in the Volta Region
The 4-day training is aimed at addressing Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH) Education and Rights, by giving the young women Business and Life Skills training to help them have alternative ways of getting money to meet their basic needs.
The founder of NNEKA Youth Foundation, Mrs. Fiaka Cecilia said their foundation and BIDO Ghana are working hard to bring adolescent girls and young mothers out of poverty and become self-reliant.
Mr. Sulemana Abdul Karim, Executive Director of BIDO Ghana said the training will add value to the lives of the young women by empowering them to seek alternative livelihoods that would help reduce the school dropout rate and unwanted pregnancy.
The Social and Behavior Change Officer for UNICEF GHANA, Mrs. Nikoi Charity said, the income flow for the youth in the rural areas is a major problem.
She said this program will help keep the youth busy and also bring them income to take care of themselves and abstain from sexual activities.
She said the team would keep an eye on these young women to ensure they make good use of what they have learned to help solve the challenges they may face.
The enthusiasm with which the participants embraced the program, Mikel Worlator Cophy and Madam Alice Appah, the program Facilitators are positive that the trainees would put into practice what they have been taught.