Youth Entrepreneurial Initiative and Skills Development for Employment (YEISDE)
Published on April 7, 2016 um 12:14
Explain your idea in details:
Geeks foundation Ghana (GFG) is a youth led organization made up of, ICT technicians, School dropouts. Street children, deprived youth, Brilliant but Needy, craftsmen: masons, carpenter, fashion designers, Hair dressers, Auto mechanics electricians, and informal apprentices etc, and is seeking a 5-year contract to implement the for Employment (YEISDE) program. YEISDE is designed to create economic opportunities in Ghanas informal sector for disadvantaged youth. YEISDE will directly reach at least 20,000 of these youth with training in technical, life and/or entrepreneurial skills leading to employment.YEISDE will apply an integrated youth across the informal value chain. and will leave behind more capable institutions and create a model for youth employment a success in informal that will be sustained after the project ends.Ghanas young people face one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the world. Yet, the local informal sector is booming and is poised to create 300,000 new jobs by 2021. However, to be ready for these jobs, youth will need relevant technical skills recognized certification of them; entrepreneurial and job readiness skills; and networks, contacts and referrals. Others in the sector will need increased capacity and incentives to create new openings for youth. YEISDE targets 17-24 year old youth in four of Ghanas Tema and Volta a. The program seeks to achieve: Increased employment (including self-employed) Increased coordination and support for a better enabling environment Activities are organized into five components: Youth Readiness for Employment and Entrepreneurship Access to Financial Service Providers Capable of Serving Youth Access to Demand-Driven Training and Service Youth Enterprise Start-Up and Recruitment by Employers Collaboration for Positive Government Policies Partnership includes:Geeks Foundation Ghana- (GFG) Natnorvis Technical Engineering Centre-(NTEC) Marico Marketing Ghana (MMG)Root Remedy Solution Consult- (RRSC) proposal is to collaborate with NGOs and Development Partners,the developement of my country though the youth entrepreneurship;
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
As part of the overall marketing strategy, we shall engage in focused differentiation strategy to offering services designed to appeal to the unique preferences and needs of the beneficiaries. high quality training service, the training package will be offered in these categories: -The unemployed youth will be trained for a period of six months to one year for basic skills which may help them with the needed competency to be self-employed and have access to employment opportunities.- Master craft persons shall be offered up their technical and managerial skills to be more efficient -The apprentices in the various skills training engagement will be introduced to more structured instructional training that will bridge the gap between the school based and workshop based apprenticeship. They will be offered technical skills training, entrepreneurial skills, health and safety courses as a top difficulty and also qualify them to secure jobs in both the private and public sectors of the local economy. Those who have the ability to progress further may be encouraged to do so.-mentioned problems have been identified:finesses and employ other people. This will help reduce poverty and YEISDE has the ability to provide a -skilled short training programs ranging one week to four weeks to sharpen their mind -up to help them create their own jobs with less-Ghana.Limited access to capital is an important constrain for operators working in the informal sector. Lack of skill, education and training are also impediments to the informal access to technology and poor infrastructure.As a service entity in YEISDE, the Informal Apprenticeship is poised to take out of the street Children who are selling dog chains and vendor works which make them not contributing meaningfully to their lives.Also thought of implementing a consultancy, analysis, advice and development projects office for the youth,
Plans for implementation and sustainability
The Informal Apprenticeship under the National Vocation Training Institute has identified and registered over master craft persons and 23,000 apprentices all over the country for a national data base. It is established through the assessment conducted that, they lack the requisite modern technological competencies and managerial skills to make them competitive.
..To sustain this project possible, an office will be set up, and will be gradually expand into every state of the region.
For this project, some main point will be considered :1. an experts:
- in management and finance,
- experts in management and monitoring of projects,
-city coordinator/volunteers- and facilitators .
Attract and win the trust of youth who desire to partake:1-Put In place the necessary strategies to attract and encourage youth in entrepreneurship (marketing, meetings, conferences, advertising, workshops, etc ...)
2.Winning the trust of banks: to convince the banks and other financial institutions to join and support our vision for the success of the project. 3. Finances i. From beginning-find a starting substance to initiate the project and to maintain our credibility with the banks; - Find partners and sponsors that can support the project; ii. In long-term-Organize Short term trainings courses for candidate who aspire to be entrepreneurs;- For every funded project, we will retain and also set a percentage which will be owed to the organization. (It will be a payment that will be charge directly in a short or long term depending on the state of the project).
Mr. Bernard Joseph chawetey holds bachelor of science in business administration (BA) from graduate training institute of Ghana honours diploma in information and technology & business skills from blue crest college university Ghana formally NIIT ,Bernard is a certified administrator Mr. Chawetey has over 4years experience in banking and finance industry, 2years in information and technology and 2years in management skills. He has an immense expert in bank and finance, sales and marketing, administration management, assets &liability portfolio management, Loan recovery management, consumer and commercial banking, customer relationship management and cooperates.Bernard has a certified brand management, channel development, product development, business plan development and training, Graphics Designing, database development and database management. He was in charge of Finance & IT for mizhap microfinance, Accountant for global cosmetics Ghana. also a financial advisor for Old mutual life Assurance company limited Ghana, Account clerk for Ellis microfinance ,Direct sales officer for Capital and more microfinance and head of marketing for Global marketing Ghana. This experience has span across different sectors of the economy. He has also work at Artisans Association of Ghana (AAG) an NGO who are into youth development and Administration manager and the coordinator in IT and database management and computing, i also served as head of M&E for national Vocational Training institute ,and capacity building for several Ngo'sacross and currently also the CEO of Geeks foundation Ghana (GFG) and the project Director for YEISDE-Ghana and 27 years of age. I have developed from this experience my strengths and leadership spirit, awaken the entrepreneurial mind, and to take it up . I believe into this idea, which could change the face of the Ghanian youth and contribute to the country's economic growth. Support this idea to give deliverance to them.
Stage of Idea
conceptual stage, planning stage, start-up stage