The Big Ghana Project offers various vocational training opportunities
Young people in the Ashanti region have the opportunity to benefit from training in various trades in the arts and tourism sector.
The training, dubbed the Big Ghana Project, aims to equip young people with independent job skills.
Participants will be trained in basket weaving, fascinator and tiaras making, baking, beadwork and soap making, among others.
It is an initiative of Techno Genesis Ghana, an indigenous African Internet marketing multinational.
The program is in partnership with the Center for National Culture-Kumasi and the Multimedia Group.
The first group of trainees will converge on May 9 at the Visual Arts Department of the National Culture Center in Kumasi for training.
With the difficulty of finding a job lately, the head of department, David Anokye, encourages young people to register.
“The whole world is positioned in a state where it is not too easy to find gainful employment. We are an institution that believes in cognitive training linked to the hands and the mind. Big Project Ghana thought it was wise to partner with us. It is possible to migrate young people from where they are, to be able to work and fend for themselves,” he said.
Luv News spoke with animators from select sections of the visual arts department.
“Here is the carpet section. We do web weaving which is a bit modernized compared to the traditional kente we know. Before we do the breadth weaving, these are processes we go through before we get the final product out (broadcloth),” explains Isaac Smith, assistant section manager, breadth weaving.
The head of the Batik Tie & Dye section adds “I have been here for 2 decades. This section has trained many people. They live from training.
“Previously, we had a problem with importing fabrics from outside. These are the bottom prints. But now they are no longer on the market,”
“What you need is passion. You should have a love for art. If you don’t, I can’t help you. There is a series of exercises I will do follow someone to prepare the person.
“It’s the preliminary stage before reaching a stage where I can tell you to draw this or that”, explains the head of the art and painting section.
The training is planned to last 2 weeks or more, depending on the course chosen by the participants.
Individuals can register with Ghc500 which includes all training expenses.
Registration can be done at the forecourt of Luv and Nhyira FM in Kumasi or via the short code *447*244# on all networks.