The Livelihoods and Entrepreneurial Development Programme Area of NORSAAC is dedicated to decreasing poverty levels and unemployment rates among young people (10-24 years) in Ghana’s Northern Region. This is achieved by providing youth with a variety of sustainable livelihood opportunities.
The program area functions on the ideology that capacity building of youth is key in livelihood and entrepreneurial development. As a result, the Livelihood programme provides opportunities for youth to be trained and certified on a variety of skills including bicycle and motorbike mechanics, mobile phone repair, hairdressing, bead making, dressmaking, cloth weaving and smock weaving. Furthermore, the Livelihoods and Entrepreneurial Development programme educates youth on financial literacy, business management and job gender stereotyping, as well as providing revolving microloans to young entrepreneurs.
Focusing on youth who are not attending educational institutes, LED equips young people with effective and efficient entrepreneurial skills that will encourage self-employment and economic stability.
- Improve income for young women and young men through engagement in income generation activities.
- Enhanced management of financial resources by young people.
- Increased adaptation of agricultural and environmental best practices to mitigate the effects of climate change, especially on women.
Livelihoods and Entrepreneurial Development is currently working on two projects;