Wait Ghana Activity Report
In January 2021 due to the Covid 19 pandemic WAIT Ghana decided to change its usual school activities to visiting communities where more youth, especially the girl child need financial support in order to acquire a skill which will enable them to earn a livelihood.
In light of this development WAIT Ghana decided to support a total of 4 female youths in Vocational Training i.e. Pastries and cake decoration; bread making, Dress making, and Hairstyling. With the help of the Assemblyman, two of the girls were selected from Korleman (Monica Amenudzi and Priscilla Doris) and the other two from Manchie community (Angelina and Zeliatu Moro) in the Ga West Municipality, Greater Accra Region.
Initially the plan was to be carried out at Dedeiman, a community under the same Municipality but because other NGO’s were operating there, we decided to choose Korleman and Manchie since these communities have almost no support from the outside.
With the support of IRFF UK we were able to care for a total of 4 girls because part of the money was used for WAIT Ghana annual return certificate required by the bank in order to reactivate the account before withdrawal. This is because the account was dormant for almost 3 years. The entire legal process cost a total of 1,200 Ghana cedis. The balance at hand was 5,800 Ghana cedis, which was equivalent to $960 per the rate at the time.
WAIT Ghana Directors are very grateful for the support of IRFF UK. Although we couldn’t satisfy all the girls intended from the beginning, we are happy to have been able to provide remarkable support to four female youths. We wish for more possibilities to be able to have a vocational centre where the trainees of today can become trainers tomorrow!