In a groundbreaking initiative aimed at empowering the youth and fostering skill development, the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) has joined forces with the Government of Ghana (GOG) to organize a comprehensive skills training program within the church community.
The program, which spanned several weeks, focused on various vocational fields, providing the youth with practical knowledge in areas such as Beads making, Plaster Board installation, Bio Digester technology, 3D Epoxy application, and Pastries production.
The collaborative effort between GPCC and the Government of Ghana is part of a larger strategy to address youth unemployment and equip young individuals with the skills necessary for self-sustainability. Recognizing the role of churches as integral community hubs, the program was strategically implemented within church premises across the country.
The skills training program witnessed enthusiastic participation from young people eager to acquire new skills and enhance their employability. The diverse range of courses offered ensured that participants could choose areas of interest that aligned with their passion and potential career paths.
Notably, the Beads making course provided insights into the art of crafting unique and culturally significant bead designs. The Plaster Board installation training equipped participants with the necessary skills for interior construction, while the Bio Digester technology course focused on sustainable waste management solutions.
The 3D Epoxy training delved into the world of modern design and aesthetics, giving participants hands-on experience in creating visually stunning surfaces. Additionally, the Pastries production course honed baking skills, potentially opening avenues for entrepreneurship in the food industry.
Reverend Dr. Paul Yaw Frimpong-Manso, the President of GPCC, expressed his excitement about the program’s success and the positive impact it has on the youth. He stated, “This initiative exemplifies the commitment of the church to the holistic development of our youth. We believe that by providing them with practical skills, we are not only contributing to their personal growth but also supporting the economic development of our nation.”
Government officials commended the collaboration with GPCC, emphasizing the importance of such partnerships in addressing the challenges of youth unemployment. The program’s success has sparked discussions about the potential expansion of similar initiatives in collaboration with religious institutions across the country.
As the participants complete their training, the hope is that they will leverage their newfound skills to create opportunities for themselves and contribute meaningfully to the socio-economic fabric of Ghana. The GPCC and Government of Ghana partnership stands as a beacon of hope, demonstrating the positive impact that collaborative efforts can have in shaping the future of the nation’s youth.
SOURCE: GPCC News