NGO enhances youth ICT competence in Wa

As part of efforts to enhance the computer skills and competencies of the youth in the Wa Municipality of the Upper West Region, a non-profit information technology-based organisation, Yison Tech Hub, has organised a free 10 weeks intensive training on web incubation and business development for the youth in the municipality.
The organisation which sought to empower the youth in the areas of innovation, creativity technology and entrepreneurship took the participants through practical and theoretical lessons to prepare them for the job market.
The training formed part of a series of training programmes earmarked for the youth in the area by the organisation.
The Chief Executive Officer of the entity, Mr Issahaque Serikpera Naa, who made this known on Tuesday during an interview with The Spectator here stated that although they aimed at improving the Information Technology (IT) skills of the youth, his outfit was roping in more young women to actively participate in the training programme.
“We do not want the youth to be unproductive that is why we have spread our tentacles to include people who have completed Senior High School and tertiary institutions as well as unemployed graduates, among others,” he said.
He said that the training would continue unabated to ensure that a greater number of the youth were equipped with IT skills and were capable of starting their own businesses, adding that the organisation was putting measures in place to cater for unmarried young ladies with babies.
“Participants do not need any skills to be able to join the training, we only need your commitment, because we are out to train the youth and equip them with knowledge, skills, disposition and confidence in both technology and entrepreneurship,” Mr Naa stated.
He mentioned that they were dedicated to promoting technology innovation for rapid prototyping of budding ideas, innovation of local businesses, technical support for startups and promotion of youth entrepreneurship in the region.
He appealed to the various participants who would take part in subsequent training programme to put in more efforts in order to build their skill and become ambassadors of the training.

From Lydia Fordjour and Rafia Abdul-Razak, Wa

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