On Friday, 19th July, 2019, ninety (90) girls from in and around Nima and Maamobi Communities made up of primary, Junior and Senior High pupils benefited from Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Career Guidance talk.
The programme which took place at the Kathy Knowles Community Centre at Nima was organised by the Young Africa Leaders Initiative (YALI) Network and was supported by the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO).
The focus of the programme was to educate the youth on the various forms of domestic violence, perpetrators and how to seek assistance and report whenever it occurs.
The Head of the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit, EOCO – Mr. Akuetteh Nortey took participants through issues of domestic violence and human trafficking. He admonished the participants to report to their parents or any trusted person whenever anyone threatens, forces or encourages them to participate in any activity that promote human trafficking.
Mr. Nortey advised the young girls to concentrate on their studies adding that it was possible to make it in Ghana instead of seeking greener pastures and unavailable jobs elsewhere.
Participants also received training on career guidance.
The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) was launched by the United States Government as a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African Leaders. The need to invest in grooming strong, results-oriented leaders comes out of the statistics: nearly 1 in 3 Africans are between the ages of 10 and 24, and approximately 60% of Africa’s total population is below the age of 35. Who will empower and lead these young Africans? Who will shape the future of business and entrepreneurship, civic leadership, and public management? In order to answer these questions, YALI promotes three models designed to identify and empower young leaders: the YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship, YALI Network and now the establishment of Regional Leadership Centers across Africa.
Supporting this progress, the Accra Regional Leadership Centre (RLC), as part of the United States Government Initiative, Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI), will offer an innovative and game changing leadership training program in Africa. The program will be hosted by Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), and the first cohort will walk through the doors on the 31st July 2014.
Source: Anti-Human Trafficking Unit