Princes Trust International has officially launched in Ghana, bringing together partners supporting the implementation of various PTI-funded programs in Ghana including JA Ghana, YOTA, and Environment 360. The (UK) charity organization seeks to support youth employment, education and entrepreneurship and is working to expand its programs to benefit more young people in the country.
Founded by the Prince of Wales, PTI is helping to tackle global crisis, including youth unemployment, and has already supported 1,500 young Ghanaians through pilot programs since 2019. Globally, PTI has supported 45,000 people through its interventions in 17 countries within the Commonwealth and beyond. In collaboration with local organizations, PTI enables young people to build skills through education and entrepreneurial programs.
Speaking at the launch the British High Commissioner to Ghana, HE Harriet Thompson, said the determination and energy of the people was inspirational. She said, “The UK and Ghana are achieving a lot together in supporting young people to gain employment or entrepreneurial skills. I am eager to continue this work.” “I am delighted that organizations like the Prince’s Trust International and their local partners are giving opportunities to young people, especially in developing sectors such as green economy,” she added.
The Chief Executive Officer of Prince’s Trust International, Will Straw, said the organization was excited to scale up its work with partners in Ghana by creating opportunities that would prepare the youth for the labour markets, particularly the green and sustainable businesses. He said, “As we grow our work here and across the world, we are seeking partners who are willing to invest in future skills programs with focus on digital and green economy to prepare young people for the workplace.” Mr. Straw added that to succeed in an increasingly challenging world, young people need to be entrepreneurial and PTI’s work gives them the tools to achieve their ambitions.
Eleven young persons and teachers were celebrated for their innovations and achievements. Four beneficiaries (two teachers and two students) of the Skills for Schools program being implemented by JA Ghana received inspirational awards.
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Source: Business Ghana