24 ‘Kayayei’ benefit from Opportunity International livelihood skills training

24 ‘Kayayei’ benefit from Opportunity International livelihood skills training

Opportunity International Savings and Loans has organised a graduation ceremony for head porters (Kayayei) after successful completion of livelihood and skill training program at WAG-SEVICO Skills Training Institute in Accra.

The occasion was graced by the Naa Alhaji Chackson Osman, the Mamprusi Community Chief of Accra and other high profile dignitaries.

Twenty four young ladies who were working as kayayei in Accra were taken through three weeks of intensive residential training on vocational skills such as bead making, soap making and bakery.

They were allowed to choose a trade out of the various vocations to enable them to earn some income to fend for themselves and their families.

Upon successful graduation, they were provided with their business start-up kits for the chosen trade. As part of the project, some of the girls will also receive startup capital for their businesses.

Fifteen of the girls who currently reside in Maamobi, Accra have indicated their readiness to relocate back home to the North and ply their chosen trade in and around the Gambaga Market near Tamale, whilst the remaining nine want to stay in Accra due to family and other commitments.

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