Selassie Tay

Livelihood and Entrepreneurship Program – Tongu Youth Agenda Development

Tongu Youth Agenda Development is a project located in Sogakope, Ghana. The Livelihood and Entrepreneurship Program provides one-year vocational, technical, and entrepreneurship training to unemployed young women from low-income, low-education rural backgrounds, and offers access to micro financing to help them start their own enterprises. In Ghana, as well as many other parts of the world, women are treated as second-class citizens to men. Most women are not empowered economically, socially, and politically due to gender stereotypes.

The goal of the Livelihood and Entrepreneurship Program is to bridge the gap that exits around employment and income for women. The Pollination Pollination grant will enable Tongu Youth Agenda for Development to finish building the training center that will admit and train more young women to start their own enterprises.