As part of the Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy course, graduate students in Development Management at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have organised a skills training session for second year students of the Ebenezer Senior High School in Dansoman, Accra.
The training programme helped to coach the students on the concept of entrepreneurship and equipped them with the requisite knowledge and skills to start small-scale businesses on their own.
The students were trained in beading work, plain yoghurt preparation and liquid soap production.
The choice of these types of skills offered was due to the affordability and accessibility of raw materials to venture into such businesses.
The relevance of the training comes at a time when the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and the Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta have both encouraged the youth to venture into entrepreneurship to boost the economy and reduce the over reliance on white collar jobs.
A member of the training team, Angela Quartey said they were committed to providing selected students with startup kits as a measure to encourage them to venture into entrepreneurship.