As part of efforts of ensuring that the youth become economically independent, MTN-Ghana and Plan -Ghana in collaboration with the Nsawam Adoagyiri Municipal Assembly has taken another giant step by training over 50 young men and women in Mobile phone assembling and repairs.
The colorful ceremony to outdoor the young men and women after their one-month training was held at the premises of the Adoagyiri Municipal Assembly in the Eastern Region today.
According to MTN Foundation, the 50 trained persons have more insights into phone repairs than the roadside repairers.
In an interview with News Ghana, the Board Member of MTN Foundation, Madam Nabila Williams encouraged the graduands to seriously take the training they have gained and make judicious use of it.
She stated that 21st Century has enormous opportunities for both men and women. It is in this regard, the training has more young ladies involved and has successfully graduated.
“Since the youth are the majority of the population in this country, and MTN sells phones to them and they enjoy using the phone. When it’s finished they should have the ability to be able to put together whatever is not working correctly.
After that, if they are trained, they would be able to train more of the youth, so it’s now going to be a chain of effect, training of trainers,” she noted.
She said this first group would not be the only group, adding that from Adoagyiri they will move to Amansama in the Greater Accra Region, then to other parts of the country.
“Because the majority of Ghanaians are phone users. And so they will learn to train and train other people, I think this is the essence of this project,” she disclosed.
The Information Technology (IT) Manager for Plan-Ghana, Maud Tsagli on her part said the training was to encourage the youth especially young women to participate in training that is traditionally male-dominated.
“Therefore, this program is to encourage young women participation in the telecom sector,” she added.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Isaac Kwadjo Buabeng thank MTN and Plan-Ghana for bringing such great training for the youth in his area.
He said the staff of the municipality were instrumental during the training period of the 50 youth.
“Now that we have given them the start-up kits, they shouldn’t go and sit idle. They now have a skill that can impact their lives in the Municipality and across the nation,” he appealed.
Source: Isaac Dzidzoamenu