670 hairdressing trainees from four Zongo Communities under the Zongo Employment and Entrepreneurial Development (ZEED) module have received their first batch of equipments to enable them to successfully undergo their training.
The beneficiaries were drawn from Nima/Maamobi, Madina, Sabon Zongo and Ashiaman communities where the module is being implemented in the Greater Accra Region.
Each beneficiary received items worth GHC 300 which included mannequins, hair rollers and pins, towels, scissors and comb-sets.
Mr. Nurudeen Mohammed, National Coordinator of ZEED, in a press release said the items were to facilitate and enhance the training activities of the beneficiaries in the various centres to empower them to become independent.
Mr. Mohammed noted that the beneficiaries are currently under-going hairdressing training where “they are being taught hair braiding, perming and weaving”.
According to him “the beneficiaries have been attached to hairdressing training centres in their local Zongo communities to enable them to be tutored in the vocation for a period of six months”.
Mr. Mohammed noted that upon completion, the beneficiaries will also receive other items that will enable them to set-up their own businesses “to create wealth, provide financial freedom and help to reduce poverty in the various Zongo communities”.
Mr. Mohammed charged the beneficiaries to take good care of the equipments to enable them complete their training successfully.
He also used the opportunity to urge the youth in the various Zongo communities to embrace the project to ensure its sustainability.
Throwing more light on how the module works, the National Coordinator said ZEED was created as an intervention by Government under the Ghana Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA) to financially empower the youth in the Zongo communities to become self-employed and contribute to the development of the country.
He added that so far over 2,000 beneficiaries have been enrolled under the module and are pursuing various training programmes in vocations such hairdressing, fashion designing, catering, glass cutting among others.