Mastercard Foundation to train 11,288

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Mr Collins Kwamikorkor, the Oti Regional Director of Ghana Enterprises Agency (GEA) says Mastercard Foundation will train about 11,288 Ghanaians youth through BizBox in the Oti Region for the next four-years.

He said the BizBox programme focuses on holistic development rather than direct financial assistance.

He told the Ghana News Agency (GNA), that the programme comprises five components such as Youth skills development, Access to market, Access to start-up kits, Youth social network, Institutional Strengthening Policy, and regulatory support.

The project support includes agriculture and businesses of about 50 per cent, Tourism, and creative industry also about 30 per cent and Building and Construction also 10 and other sectors too 10 per cent.

He said this would improve the well-being and resilience of young entrepreneurs by creating an enabling environment for agriculture and agri-businesses to thrive and contribute to national development.

Mr Kwamikorkor said a significant focus of the program is empowerment with more than 70 percent of the target participants being young women and 10 percent of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), reaffirming its commitment to inclusivity and diversity in economic participation.

He said BixBox programme emerges as a beacon of hope, fostering economic empowerment and laying the foundation for a prosperous future for the youth of Ghana.

Source: myghanadaily


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