A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Give to Life Charity Organization has said Vocational and skills training is the key to reducing youth unemployment, economic growth and poverty alleviation.
The Chief Executive Officer, Madam Dorcas Dadzie called on the governments and other stakeholders to focus on providing enabling environment for young people to learn handiwork to empower them economically and contribute to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Madam Dorcas Dadzie made the call at Brekusu and its environs when they enrolled teenage mothers in various vocational skills training. Additional support such as learning materials needed for the training was provided to the young mothers to accelerate their learning process.
Madam Dorcas Dadzie noted that her outfit and its partners had in the past years enrolled teenage mothers in various communities in Ghana into various vocational skills training and called for support to scale up the project to benefit many vulnerable girls to help reduce unemployment and poverty.
She also advised parents not to abandon their teenage girls who dropped out of school because of pregnancy instead, they should be encouraged to learn a trade.
She added this would provide economic independence for their wards and help them make up for missing out on formal education.