NGO, Engage Now Africa (ENA), has taken its adult literacy campaign to Weija in the Ga South Municipality, graduating 15 adult learners at a modest event over the weekend.
The 14 females and one male that graduated were also given skills training in batik tie and dye making, hair food production and liquid-soap making.
At the graduation event, some of the adult learners proudly put on display the products they created as a result of the vocational skills training they received.
ENA for many years has sustained its commitment to spearhead efforts to strengthen individuals, families, and communities to end poverty through adult education, provision of microloans, self-support assistance, provision of clean water and sanitation, medical services, orphan support, and eradication of modern forms of slavery.
Speaking at the latest graduation event held at Weija B/A Primary School, on June 30, 2018, Country Director of ENA, Cecilia Amankwah, thanked the facilitators who taught the adult learners.
She commended the adult learners on their achievement despite the stigmatisation they suffered having to learn how to read and write late in their lives.
She urged the graduates to put to use the knowledge and skills they had received to improve their living conditions and to work towards becoming self-reliant eventually.
Chairman of the graduation event, Hayes Ametepe, stressed the need for government’s involvement and partnership with NGOs like ENA in the execution of adult literacy programs across the country, but especially in areas where literacy is low.
He said adult literacy programmes would bridge the huge literacy deficit in communities across the country and empower women who are usually marginalised.