About 100 unemployed youth between the ages of 18 and 21 at Kpone, near Tema, are to benefit from an apprenticeship training programme instituted by a non-governmental organisation in carpentry, masonry, welding, and hairdressing.
For this purpose, the NGO, Grace and Love Association of Ghana, has organised a training-of-trainers programme for master craftsmen who will undertake the training of the youth.
Nii Noi-Adzeman, Executive Director of the NGO, told the Times during the registration of the youth that the training would cover three years after which some of them would be selected to train others.
He said the initial intake of 100 youth will be increased during the next phase of the training programme if it is successful.
The rationale behind this programme is to curb streetism by helping the youth to acquire skills that will make them self-reliant and responsible citizens.
The executive director said that some churches and other charitable bodies had assisted his organisation with sponsorship and urged others to support the programme.