The first batch of 15 beneficiaries of the BossUp 100 Project has successfully graduated after training in vocational and management skills.
The graduation ceremony saw the beneficiaries display their designs after an eight-month training and internship.
The BossUp 100 Project, an initiative by radio personality Maxline Chelsy Sey, a staff of the Global Media Alliance, is financially supported by the Richard Addison Foundation.
In all, 20 young ladies were selected and trained in Garment Construction, Pattern Drafting, Drawing Illustration, Business Development and Fabric Waste Management, which was facilitated by Duapa Werkspace out of which 15 successfully graduated.
The beneficiaries also received training on how to identify opportunities in their communities, set goals for a job and understand what it takes to be employed or be an entrepreneur in the informal sector.
Other skills that were imparted to the beneficiaries included how to manage their finances, communicate effectively, deal with conflicts, critically solve and avoid problems, and work together effectively to achieve their goals.
Miss Maxline Chelsy Sey, Director of the Project, in an address, said that in an era of economic hardship and lack of employment opportunities, technically equipping the youth, especially, women and girls with the requisite vocational and management skills could serve as a weapon for poverty reduction.
She indicated that the BossUp 100 Project was to train less privileged girls and women in the Western Region, who desired a change in their lives with vocational and technical skills.
It also aimed at training beneficiaries with business and financial management skills to aid in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of gender equality and empowering women and girls with disabilities as well as financial inclusion.