Working with the aim of ending poverty and illiteracy among underprivileged children, youth and women in rural Ghana, we focus on the following core areas of work: Education, Child Welfare, Youth Resilience and Health.
Better economic and social opportunities for youth
PAAJAF will set up a training centre for the youth of Ghana to help them find internships/apprenticeships with local businesses in the country. Many young people in Ghana do not believe there is a future here for them, and mental health issues are on the rise. Many are in poor living conditions with unhealthy lifestyles. PAAJAF strongly believes that youth deserve an opportunity. What’s more, we believe youth can help reduce and prevent poverty and unemployment in Ghana
We offer young people targeted support, health education, and opportunities for apprenticeships or vocational training in skills such as dressmaking, catering, interior decoration, hair dressing, tiling, painting, carpentry and more.
After completing apprenticeships in vocational training successfully, youth members will be able to enrol for the GEN Project implemented by PAAJAF.
Collaboration with Gbawe Entrepreneurs Network (GEN) Project
GEN helps unemployed youth and women through capital creation for entrepreneurship. Children and young adults in Gbawe are often forced to drop out from schools and academic programs due to their family’s weak financial situations. In many cases, they have to leave school because single mothers are not able to afford it.
GEN helps solve these problems by providing training and capital to help women and young people start their own business.
This provides income to women, youth and their families, helps more children and young people stay at school, and but helps the local economy.
HOW GEN MODEL WORKS:
- GEN does not provide cash but an in-kind loan to the networkers. For example, for purchase of an oven.
- For a duration of four weeks, GEN members conduct meetings, at the end of which they collect pre-defined no-interest money installments.
- PAAJAF staff, supervised by a member of the GEN network, collect the money received for the project and immediately put it into the PAAJAF Foundation´s bank account.
- Bank receipts are submitted to the PAAJAF office for accounting records.
- At the end of every three months, a general meeting is held where one deserving GEN participant is motivated and awarded a business capital.
- Education to applicants about the program before they are enrolled and entrance cost as well as monthy subscription.