Access to Justice Youth Inclusive Entrepreneurial Development Initiative for Employment (YIEDIE)
May 2018 – Sept. 2019
Access to Justice
Provided 382 youth aged 17-24 years with skills in financial literacy for entrepreneurship in the construction sector.
The recruited and trained youth, comprising 183 males and 199 females, were from six municipalities in the Greater Accra Region (Ga South District, Ayawaso North Municipality, La Dadekotopon Municipality, La-Nkwantanang-Madina, Ga West Municipality, and Ashiedu Keteke Sub Metro).
With the support of Global Communities (Mastercard Foundation) and AAG, 6 of the trained youth received a start-up package of up to GHS6000 opportunity to start their own business.
Ghana’s young people face one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the world. Yet, the local construction sector is booming and is poised to create 700,000 new jobs by 2020. However, to be ready for these jobs, youth will need relevant technical skills and recognized certification of them; entrepreneurial and job readiness skills; and networks, contacts, and referrals. Others in the sector will need increased capacity and incentives to create new openings for youth.
TfSC mobilized, screened and provided integrated life skills, financial literacy and entrepreneurship training for youth aged 17-24 in the construction sector in six municipalities in the Greater Accra Region.