Over 200 girls were trained over the weekend on using beads to make necklaces, wristbands and earrings. The training was organized by a non-governmental organization, Girls Shall Grow, which is in Obuasi.
Speaking to Wundef.com, the Executive Director of Girls Shall Grow, Louisa Mbroh said the training will serve as an alternative livelihoods for these young girls.
“Some of these girls just completed junior high school and this training will empower them to make some money during the few months they will be staying at home before furthering their education” she said.
“Those who are unable to further on with their formal education could also make a living out of beads making” she added.
One of the participants, Benedicta Osei, told Wundef.com that the training was the first training she was having on beads making. She revealed how excited she was to have participated in the training.
Girls shall grow started in February 2018 in Obuasi, Ghana with a passion to empower girls in communities to take up leadership roles and to mentor them to be responsible women tomorrow.
It organizes events that bring girls together to learn, share their experiences and prepares them to be strong willed ladies in the society, the nation and world at large. These are achieved through sensitization programmes like seminars, workshops and community outreaches with the help of mentors to guide them achieve their goals.
It was incorporated in July 9, 2018 in Ghana and founded by Louisa E. B. Mbroh.
Watch a video of the training below