Rotary Club supports OICG to equip 40 women in Vocational Skills


The Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road Central ,a service based organisation, has supported Opportunity Industrialization Centres, Ghana(OICG) to equip 40 women in vocational skills at Bortianor.

Madam Joyce Afua Ackon, Coordinator of Programmes for OICG, said the main role of the OICG was to equip the youth in skills training to continue to train the youth to take over their generation.

Madam Joyce Afua Ackon said this at the orientation session for OICG Community Empowerment Project beneficiaries training at Bortianor on Thursday.

She said the organisation had two strategies of training, thus, centre and improved apprenticeship.

“To avoid masters from engaging the trainees in doing their house chores and duties, the institution decided to practise the improved apprenticeship which took three to five months with seriousness,” she said.

Madam Belinda Appiah, the counselor for the orientation training, urged the trainees to take the opportunity seriously and be punctual at work and encouraged them to build a good relationship with their masters for the flexibility of the work.

“Rotary is about providing services to communities and bringing like-minded people together, including; business people and professionals to create lasting change in communities.”

Mr Oswald Oduro, the President of the Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road Central, said the service organisation was in existence for over 33 years, with 82 clubs, 1.2 million members and 35,000 clubs worldwide.

He continued that the project was to help serious persons, in a way of training women to exercise their handy work by perfecting in what they want to do, in order to help their families.

“We are to start with 150 people, but we will start with 40 women now and then take care of the rest in batches,’’ he said.

Mr Samuel Donkoh, Rotary Club service Project Director, said they would provide the trainees with tools to work with, including; T-shirts with the Rotary Club logo designed on it as their uniforms.

“After three to five months of the training, those with the qualification will be provided with resources and more tools to start their own business,” he said.

Mr Donkoh advised the trainees to invest in their businesses after fulfilling their promises and urged them to grow their businesses.

He encouraged them to concentrate on what they were trained to gain skills.
The 40 trainees would be trained in Interior Decoration, Hair dressing, Hair braiding, Fixing of wig cups, Catering, Bead making and Soap making.

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