The equipment included sewing machines, tables, chairs, scissors, needles and local prints (cloths) for each of the seven girls in the sewing and smock weaving modules.

The beneficiary girls have been trained in the selected vocation as part of a three-year project dubbed “The Young Urban Women Project” implemented by NORSAAC in the Tamale Metropolis since October 2013 with funding support from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) through ActionAid Ghana.

The goal of the effort is that in three years, 2,000 (1000 each for Tamale and Accra) young urban women living in poverty would have more economic independence and control over their bodies.

Madam Hafsatu Sey Sumani, Head of Programmes and Policy of NORSAAC, said the initiative was to empower them economically to start their own work and generate income to take care of themselves and their families.

Mrs Bushira Alhassan, Director of the Department of Gender, Northern Region, urged young people to be prepared and avail themselves for the various opportunities being rolled out by the government to offer jobs to the youth.

Miss Abdul-Rahman Fuseina, a beneficiary, thanked NORSAAC for the training saying she would establish her own business as well as train others to earn a decent income.

Source: GNA/News Ghana

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