The Rotary Club of Accra-Teshie Nungua on Friday presented sewing equipment to the Fashion and Designing Technology Department of the Teshie Technical Training Institute (TTTI) in Accra.

This was part of the commemoration of International Youth Day marked across the world.

Accra-Teshie Nungua Rotary Club presents sewing equipment to Teshie Technical Training Institute

In attendance were seasoned Rotarians, School Authorities and Club members.

The presentation is the first phase of the Club’s Charter Project which intends to fully equip the department with modern tools to facilitate teaching and learning of technical vocation.

Accra-Teshie Nungua Rotary Club presents sewing equipment to Teshie Technical Training Institute

The items presented include; industrial electrical sewing machines, mannequins, dress dummies and sleeve boards.

With a current student population of 190 and a yearly intake of 80 students, the Department train students within the Ledzokuku, Krowor Municipalities and beyond with over 90 per cent being females.

Accra-Teshie Nungua Rotary Club presents sewing equipment to Teshie Technical Training Institute

Speaking at the event, the Club’s Charter President, Rotarian Walter Kudzodzi said, the choice of project is in line with the core beliefs of the current Rotary International President, Jennifer Jones, which is to focus more on women and the younger generation and most importantly, with the Rotary International’s focus area of economic and community development with the aim of empowering women through the provision of impactful and innovative projects in education and economic development.

He added that, women’s economic empowerment motivates them to do extraordinary things and positively change the lives of their families and communities.

Accra-Teshie Nungua Rotary Club presents sewing equipment to Teshie Technical Training Institute

Mr. Isaac Amponsah, Principal of TTTI expressed appreciation to the Club and Rotary for their benevolence and pledged the items will be put to their intended purpose. He added that, TVET institutions play an instrumental role in promoting skills acquisition and industrial development.

Rotarian Victoria Osei Prempeh, the current President of the Club, presenting the items at a short ceremony said, the Rotary Club of Accra-Teshie Nungua’s support for the Fashion Department is to augment the country’s (government’s) purpose of Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) to equip young graduates with professional and technical skills needed for the socio-economic and industrial development of the country.

Accra-Teshie Nungua Rotary Club presents sewing equipment to Teshie Technical Training Institute

The emphasis is on training graduates for self-employment with women/girls benefitting to empower them economically which is one of Rotary International’s goals for the year.

The Club’s Service Project Director, Rotarian Col. Michael Kwami, added that the Club will partner with other stakeholders involved in TVET education in the country to execute the remaining phases of the project.

Accra-Teshie Nungua Rotary Club presents sewing equipment to Teshie Technical Training Institute

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