AfriKids - Ghana - 2015
Young Entrepreneurs Programme
AfriKids is a Child Rights organisation working to improve life for Ghana’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children.
Their work covers children’s projects including foster homes, schools and street child centres, child trafficking, child labour and the spirit child phenomenon.
Years: 2014, 2015
AfriKids supports vulnerable children in the Upper East Region of Ghana. The Young Entrepreneurs Programme (YEP) offers a lifeline to young people as they take the tentative steps from childhood to adulthood and from institutional care to independent living. The programme provides on-going support for young people that have spent much of their lives in AfriKids’ residential and transitional care homes so that they can either continue in formal education or pursue vocational training.
The programme provides an intensive support package to help young people continue their education or start vocational training, which includes financial support for their basic needs, couselling and career advice. The overall objective is to adequately prepare young people from institutional homes for life outside and become economically active citizens.
YEP beneficiaries will receive support for three to five years, throughout the duration of their studies or training to help them gain qualifications and the necessary skills to fend for themselves in the future.