The Sunyani Youth Development Association (SYDA) in its quest to give the unemployed youth source of livelihood has launched its Sewing Integrated Project.

The SYDA Integrated Sewing Project is designed to provide the youth with employable skills that have a value chain.

The project, with funding support from the office of the Australian High Commission in Ghana,  is aimed at providing training in dress making, bead weaving, smock weaving, carpentry, mechanics, hair dressing and pastry making among others. The SYDA Integrated Project also includes the provision of Non-Formal Education to illiterates.

The President of SYDA, Atta Akoto Snr said, the Association was formed to enhance development in the community by equipping the youth with the requisite technical and vocational skills.

He explained that, SYDA is poised to compliment the SDG agenda goals.” As we are our President Nana Akufo-Addo is a Co-Chair of the Eminent Group of Sustainable Development Goal Advocates, we are poised in our small corner to work toward the attainment of the SDGs.”

Nana Akua Pomaa, a volunteer for the Project explains that, the event is aimed at encouraging the public to join the centre and benefit from its services.

“The launching of the project is about sewing with other stuffs, first when you sew you sew a shirt it is only a shirt but today when you come to SYDA to sew we make bead, necklace, earring before you leave SYDA you go with an intact item you are doing to sew then after that you go for a necklace. The term Sewing Integrated means seeing with other stuff like necklace.  We have been going online telling the youth to come here to learn something it is free if they are serious about it you would get your ends meet from it. So I am encouraging the youth to come to Sunyani Youth Development Association and we would make sure they would not go the same as they came.” they would not go the same as they came.”

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