Sixty-two adult learners in the Central Tongu District of the Volta Region have graduated from an educational and capacity-building programme by US-based NGO, Engage Now Africa.

The training involved adult literacy and vocational skills training.

Founder of the organisation, Dr Lynette Gay said there is the need for everyone to be given the opportunity to learn how to read and write.

She noted that having the opportunity to be educated would enable the beneficiaries to contribute meaningfully to the development of their families and the nation as a whole.

In her submission, she urged residents, especially community leaders to identify persons interested in upgrading themselves academically, to enroll in the adult literacy schools to help them in the future.

62 adult learners benefit from capacity building training
A section of the adult participants who benefited from the training

Country Director of Engage Now Africa, Mrs Cecilia Amankwah said the organization has been in Ghana since 2006, as well as five other African countries; with a focus on ‘healing, rescuing and lifting the underprivileged’.

62 adult learners benefit from capacity building training
Some traditional authorities who graced the event

She said the organisation has subsequently trained over 4,000 learners across the country; with many now operating their own businesses; and others employed in other organisations.

62 adult learners benefit from capacity building training
A shot of the organisers and some local traditional authorities

Volta Regional Director of the Organisation, Francis Wama noted that learners, especially the youths who could not access formal education could become self-reliant if they are serious with the opportunity offered them to learn; adding that the organisation currently operates in seven districts in the Volta Region.

62 adult learners benefit from capacity building training
A delighted participant presenting a citation to the founder of the NGO, Dr Lynette Gay

Some of the beneficiaries expressed gratitude to the organisers for the opportunity to be trained and equipped.

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