Ghana – Don Bosco empowering trafficked young women

18 March 2019

(ANS – Ashaiman) – “Don Bosco Child Protection Center Ashaiman”, Ghana, has started a new program, its theme: “Empower Women of Ghana”; it targets young women between the ages of 18 and 23.

The program, launched last February, with assistance from Turin's “Missioni Don Bosco”, is designed to assist young women who face many adversities and challenges during their journey towards creating better lives for themselves and are, alas, susceptible to human trafficking and migration.

They are from poverty-driven backgrounds, and have been deprived of basic education, with little or no support in learning to become respectable young women in society. By means of curbing this trend, in collaboration with responsible agencies, these young women were rescued from various vulnerable situations from all over Ghana for the program.

One of the first things done during this period is to empower them from within by helping them re-ignite that reason to live as well as offering them group and individual therapy, behavioural management. It also addresses various topics such as personal hygiene, self-love, the importance of relationships, and etiquette in a professional setting.

After the inward empowerment comes the outward empowerment. Thus the program provides skills-training in hairdressing, catering, beads-making, and fashion design.

The mission of this project is to ensure these young women and many more who come in the future, leave the program with the skills-training needed to progress in the specific fields in which they desire to pursue self–employment.


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