Fifteen (15) beneficiaries being the first batch of the BossUp 100 Project have successfully graduated in Takoradi in the Western Region after being equipped with vocational and management skills.
The graduation ceremony saw the beneficiaries showcasing their designs within eight (8) months of training and internship.
The BossUp 100 Project, an initiative by radio personality Maxline Chelsy Sey, a staff of the Global Media Alliance is financially supported by the Richard Addison Foundation.
In all, twenty (20) young ladies were selected and trained in Garment Construction, Pattern Drafting, Drawing Illustration, Business Development and Fabric Waste Management which was facilitated by Duapa Werkspace out of which 15 successfully graduated.
The beneficiaries also received training on how to identify opportunities in their communities, set goals for a job and understand what it takes to be employed or be an entrepreneur in the informal sector.
Other skills that were imparted to beneficiaries included how to manage their finances, communicate effectively, deal with conflicts, critically solve and avoid problems, and work together effectively to achieve their goals.
Miss Maxline Chelsy Sey, Director of the Project in an address opined that in an era of economic hardship and lack of employment opportunities, technically equipping the youth especially, women and girls with requisite vocational and management skills can serve as a weapon for poverty reduction.
She hinted that the BossUp 100 Project aims to train less privileged girls and women in the Western Region who desire a change in their lives with vocational and technical skills.
It also aims at training beneficiaries with business and financial management skills to aid in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of gender equality and empowering women and girls with disabilities as well as financial inclusion.
The graduation ceremony took place at the Hotel Messiah where family members of the beneficiaries showed up to support them.