ANTICIPATED LIVES IMPACTED: 500
GRANT AMOUNT $89,010
HOW CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE?
For $11,250 you can supply the labor and materials for a roof
For $15,500 you can supply the windows and the doors
For $20,500 you can build the foundation for the center.
GLOBAL TRUSTEES APPROVED JUNE 2017
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Training Young People in Marketable Skills Boosts Their Chances of Escaping Poverty
Social outreach is at the heart of the Diocese of Accra. This is necessary because the youth of Ghana face difficult challenges as they grow into adulthood. In the poorest suburbs around greater Accra, youth must deal with political violence, armed robbery, rampant drug and alcohol use, and a scarcity of jobs. The government of Ghana cannot meet all of the needs for job creation and other social services. Without meaningful employment, young people turn to gangs, petty theft and illegal drugs. Many girls drop out of school and some are swept up into prostitution. Hospitals report the rate of HIV/AIDS infections is rising among young people. The Diocese of Accra will build a Youth Development Center, where vocational and spiritual training will provide young people aged 17-25 with opportunities and hope. To develop job skills, training will include technical and computer skills as well as adult education. The center will also offer recreational facilities, a community library and a youth savings and credit cooperative. Construction will be done in four phases over an 11-month period. Once completed, the center will serve over 300 young people in the community.