Young Entrepreneurs Programme – Ghana

Charity:
Afrikids

Health, child protection and education projects designed and run by local people, for local people, providing sustainable solutions to keep vulnerable children healthy, safe and in school – now and in the future.

Country

Ghana

Start Year:

2015

Run Time:

1

Participant Age:

11-16 years

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What is Co-Funding?

Co-funding with the ALMT allows individuals, other Trusts and Foundations, and Companies to contribute funds directly to individual, vetted and approved, project partnerships. With fifteen years of experience awarding grants and working in partnership with children’s organisations around the world, the ALMT is best placed to support you in your philanthropy.

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 continuous 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, counselling and career advice. The overall objective is to adequately prepare young people from institutional homes for life outside of these communities 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.

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