Mr. Carlos Ahenkorah, MP for Tema West, in collaboration with the Slamm Foundation, launched a week-long training program aimed at equipping young people with basic information technology (IT) skills to help them earn income.
The program also aimed to improve their level of education in computer fundamentals, Microsoft Office suite, cybersecurity awareness, graphic design, video editing, use of computers and tablets and repair telephones to allow them to start earning a living.
Speaking during an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Sakumono near Tema during the training, Mr Ahenkorah said, “I want the youths in my constituency to be computer literate giving them the opportunity to understand the basics of computer technology.
According to Mr. Ahenkorah, around 500 young people were targeted for the training, which involved full and intensive daily instruction, “At the end of the week, I expect the participants to come out with basic knowledge to start a small business start-up”.
Mr. Ahenkorah pledged to continue to prioritize the people of Tema West Constituency in all his efforts and to ensure that their concerns are identified and addressed.
Mr. Micheal Ameh, Deputy Director of Education, Ghana Education Service at Tema Metropolis Branch, commended the MP for improving the lives of young people in the constituency through computer training.
Ms. Justine Sellassie, Operations Manager for the Slamm Foundation, explained that young people would be equipped with the skills to start their own business.
“At the end of this free computer skills training program, participants will receive certificates accordingly.”