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13.08.2009 Social News

US NGO to empower the youth

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The World Trust Foundation, a US-based non-governmental organisation (NGO), is in the country to drum home its agenda of mentoring future leaders to lead in the creation of a sustainable future.

At a workshop at the Erata Hotel in Accra last week, Tess Cacciatore, President of the Foundation, revealed that the outfit was stirred by the response of the youth in the country to the Trust Foundation's invitation, hence choosing Ghana as the first African country.

“Ghana topped among the numerous countries we extended invitations to, and their zeal and hunger to ensure a sustainable future, makes our visit worth coming,” said Tess.

The workshop attracted 70 young persons from the four corners of the country, who were grouped in sections to brainstorm on development projects under the tutelage of Tess.

Among the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG) to be achieved by 2015 the participants discussed, were to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, achieve universal primary education, promote gender equality and empower women, combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases.

She pointed out that her outfit would partner Unified System, also an NGO, in its quest to reach out to the youth.

Tess gave the assurance of her outfit's return in November, saying, “This is what I refer to as “seed planting,” we shall return in November to find out the progress of this exercise.

At the end of the workshop, the participants were presented with certificates.

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