Ghana Library Authority (GhLA), as a part of its quest to attach younger Ghanaians to related data sources that enhance their wellbeing has outdoored ten Youth Engagement Facilities (YECs) throughout eight areas.
At a brief ceremony in Accra, the Government Director of GhLA, Mr. Hayford Siaw, in explaining the rationale behind the idea of YECs, stated, it was an initiative to assist not less than ten thousand younger Ghanaians from 14 to 24 years with digital, entrepreneurial and advocacy abilities at specifically redesigned sections of public libraries within the nation.
He revealed that the YEC mission which would offer entry to on-line programs, set up peer-to-peer studying classes, schedule engagements with business leaders and mid-career professionals for profession steering and mentorship assist, is a well timed response to the youth unemployment problem in Ghana.
He stated, “The burgeoning youth inhabitants must be empowered successfully to determine and discover options to varied societal issues. These facilities can be protected environments the place the youth would purchase modern abilities to raised themselves”.
He additionally added that the facilities have educated coordinators who can be supporting customers of the amenities with Interview preparation workshops and simulations, Curriculum Vitae (CV) writing abilities and Digital abilities together with the usage of computer systems and web providers.
The Youth Engagement Heart (YEC) Mission is supported by the United Nations Youngsters’s Fund (UNICEF).
The Deputy Nation Consultant of UNICEF, Mr. Fiachra McAssey acknowledged, “The concept is to try to see in a unique context, what the youth will be taught and by the tip, purchase abilities to have the ability to apply simply within the work place or as a part of the workforce”.
In expressing his optimism, Mr. McAssey famous, “Given the Authority’s massive and increasing library community, success with these Youth Engagement Facilities is usually a standard-bearer for extra Youth Engagement Facilities throughout areas in Ghana. I do know that UNICEF and the Ghana Library Authority, via this initiative, will generate outcomes which is able to proceed to encourage others, from each the private and non-private sectors to assist younger individuals in Ghana with skilling and employability alternatives”.
The Youth Engagement Facilities, that are freely accessible to all Ghanaian youths, are situated on the Accra Central Library, Tema Department library, Ashanti Library, Cape Coast Library, Effutu Municipal Library, the Secondi Library, Koforidua Library, Wa Library and Bolgatanga Library.