KGL to train Faith Ladies in vocational skills
Young female footballers will have the opportunity to engage in alternative means of livelihood through the Girls Action for Social Economic Transformation (GASET) which was launched at the Lord’s Wembley Park at Shukura in Accra last Friday.
The initiative, sponsored by the KGL Foundation and is being implemented by Dansoman-based Faith Ladies Football Club, will see the first batch of 70 talented adolescent footballers drawn from the Ablekuma West Constituency being trained in computer repairs, phone repairs and solar installations.
The GASET project manager, Mr Solomon Tetteh, said the trainees would be effectively engaged in vocational and reproductive life to give them a meaningful life after football.
“This project will give these girls the opportunity to speak out on pertinent and personal issues bedevilling them, offer them the opportunity to relate to one another and usher them into a new vocational skills regime which is a move away from the orthodox vocations they are used to,” he explained.
Mr Tetteh added that the training process would be interactive so that the trainees would feel a part of what is being taught them.
“We are using sports and football to equip these girls between the ages of 10 and 24 to learn vocations which are transformative to economically enhance their careers,” he stated.
The PRO of KGL Foundation, Edwin Osmond-Lamptey, stated that his outfit was very supportive of the idea to support young female footballers to acquire vocational skills for the betterment of their lives.
He promised that KGL Group Ghana, which is the parent company of the KGL Foundation, would continue to fund the project to ensure more of the girls benefitted from the project.
He urged young girls in the Ablekuma West Constituency and beyond to take advantage of the project.