Year after year our joy continuously increases because of what the Lord is doing in the lives of young people in Ghana through AE Ghana Apprenticeship Programme.
2017 was a wonderful year for the SCAP. The Lord was gracious to us and we recruited 43 beneficiaries into the SCAP programme. The street children were put in various vocations of their choices – Hairdressing, Dressmaking, Computer training, Aluminium fabrication, etc.
The Social action has put lots of smiles on the faces of the beneficiaries and their parents (who were not able to afford to enrol their wards).
One of the highlights of the SCAP in 2017 was the introduction of a new segment “Women in Need”. This segment is targeted at some very needy women (18-24 years) who are not able to go through the 2-3 years of training. They were enrolled in a 4-week training programme to learn soap making and pastries. These ladies are now gainfully employed and are very happy.
We hope to be able to help many more children in the year 2018.
Even as we minister to the spiritual needs of people, per the street children project physical needs of people are also met.
Portia Bortey is one of the beneficiaries of the Women in Need program, she is now doing her soap making and other detergents at Santa Maria. Currently, she is the bread winner for her family.
Cynthia Yaa one of the beneficiaries enrolled in Beads making. She completed her training in six months, and is now gainfully established – making and selling beads. Cynthia has even taken on an apprentice and teaching him the art of beads making. She is very happy and thankful to God and AE.
Princella Gyan, was grateful to God and AE for helping her to acquire computer knowledge. She joined us for the Accra Mission. Her heart’s desire is to be able to serve the Lord wholeheartedly and also own a business to enable her fend for her family.
The Social Action Director visited some of the beneficiaries. They expressed their heartfelt appreciation to African Enterprise for giving them the opportunity to better their lives
Ten beneficiaries in the dressmaking segment graduated in 2017. In addition, both certificate and hairdryer were presented to those who completed the hairdressing training.
With the support of the Social Action Director, we presented laptops to the children who went into computer training.