Sustainable Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (SLEAP)

Alhassan Abdul Razak, Katere Charles – Sustainable Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (SLEAP)

Date grant awarded: September 22, 2019

Sustainable Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (SLEAP) is an economic empowerment initiative by a team of change agents led by Alhassan Abdul – Razak Bawa and co-leader Katere Charles. The project facilitators intend to train 30 beneficiaries from three communities in the Kassena-Nankana district of Northern Ghana in employable skills in tailoring as a source of livelihood to the unemployed youth in the community. As a result of this work, the youth will be afforded a space to generate income and earn a living.

This Initiative will engage the youth in the region, thus minimizing their migration to the Southern part of the country to seek greener pastures, which eventually renders them vulnerable and disadvantaged. The team intends to smoothly implement this project through active, community participatory approaches, backed by robust monitoring and evaluation techniques . The team strongly believes that equipping the vulnerable youths with employable skills in tailoring will serve as their source of livelihood and have a holistic economic and social positive impact on their lives.