The Coca-Cola Foundation has supported Network of Women in Growth (NEWIG), a non-profit organisation, with US$200,000. The funding, which is below a undertaking dubbed Economic Inclusion of Marginalised Women Living in Urban Centres, seeks to offer enterprise coaching to disadvantaged ladies, together with these with disabilities, in Ghana’s city areas.
The two-year undertaking goals to pick out, prepare and assist 300 ladies from communities of want in Accra, Sekondi-Takoradi, Kumasi and Tamale in three trades – mushroom farming, snail farming and cleaning soap making.
It may also empower and prepare 2,500 others to begin their very own companies by equipping them with related enterprise administration abilities resembling customer support, document conserving, time administration, product packaging and entrepreneurship, in addition to elevating consciousness about gender and the position of the casual sector in socio-economic growth.
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Speaking in the course of the undertaking’s launch in Accra, Board Chair of Network of Women in Growth (NEWIG), Adwoa Bame, said that the trouble is according to NEWIG’s dedication to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5, which emphasises gender equality.
“This project, generously supported by The Coca-Cola Foundation, underscores NEWIG’s willingness to commit to the Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG 5), which is focused on achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls. Over the years, this mandate has been carried out through various forms of training, workshops and advocacy programmes.”
According to Madam Bame, her outfit has seen appreciable development in assist for girls’s empowerment programmes in recent times; however numerous different ladies have been left behind, with no alternative to realize a sustainable life and financial freedom.
She counseled the President of the Coca-Cola Foundation for prioritising this trigger, urging sustained dedication to make financial inclusion a tangible actuality for all ladies.
“I want to encourage us to remain steadfast in our commitment to breaking down barriers, promoting gender equality and promoting an environment where every woman can reach her full potential,” she added.
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In a speech, the Executive Director of Salt and Light Ministries, Dr. Joyce R. Aryee, said: “I firmly believe in the power of empowering the next generation of female leaders. Through various mentorship programmes, I have had the privilege of witnessing young women overcome obstacles and pursue careers in fields that were traditionally dominated by men”.
According to her, the undertaking goals to economically empower and alter lives, dismantle obstacles and construct a society during which each lady can thrive. She provides that the financial inclusion undertaking embodies the essence of the change we need to see on this planet, which begins with offering tangible alternatives and abilities that empower ladies to form their very own destinies.
Executive Director of the Network of Women in Growth (NEWIG), Mawulawoe Awity, highlighted that over the last 22 years, NEWIG has mobilised assets to offer abilities coaching for Ghanaian ladies, leading to 7,000 jobs and group affect.
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“Over the past 22 years, NEWIG has diligently mobilised resources through its partners to provide skills training for thousands of Ghanaian women in both vocational and professional domains. This collective effort has resulted in the creation of jobs for 7,000 women and has positively impacted various communities across Ghana.”
“As we continue to witness the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, shifting weather patterns, and extreme weather events – particularly on the Ghanaian woman – it has become increasingly evident that we must not only adapt, but also innovate in the face of adversity,” she added.