Ten selected Persons with Disability (PWDS) have been enrolled in free self-learning courses aimed at empowering them to be self-reliant.
The first batch of the beneficiaries of the project, a collaboration between Alem Foundation and Learn That Skill, was introduced to the public during the launch in Accra.
The courses include Home Economics, No-Code Web Development, Designing with Canva, craft, among others.
According to Frederick Ofosu Ansah, Head of Operations of Learn That Skill, the courses form part of their contribution towards making PWDs self-dependent and building their capacity to become self-employed and employers through online self-learning skills.
He recounted that, the collaboration is the result of a previous course Alem Mumuni, founder of Alem Foundation, benefited from.
“Under the Urban Lifeline Project, Alem Mumuni got a scholarship to learn Information Technology, Computers and Microsoft Word,” he stated, adding that, that course led to a relationship between the two organisations.
He expressed optimism over the success of the programme, indicating that, it would be rolled out to other regions in the near future.
Alem Mumuni, a Polio survivor, three-time African C2 Paracycling Champion and two-time Paralympian, through his Foundation, is opening the avenue to other Persons with Disability (PWDs) to acquire skills to earn a decent living.
The courses are to be replicated across the country as the first batch progresses.
The courses are designed to give the learners flexibility and ease, as they acquire new skills and alternative means of livelihood.
Maxwell Yaw Twum, Project Engineer of Learn That Skill, explained that the courses are to be downloaded from a designated platform for self-learning at participants’ convenience.
President of Ghana Society for the Physically Disabled (GSPD), Mr. Matthew Annor Kudom, appealed to the participants to set an example for others to follow, through commitment to their chosen courses.
The Ghana Society for the Physically Disabled (GSPD), are partners.