Do you remember how you wished had a people guiding you after completing SHS? Trying to find ways to have fun and have some sort of meaning in your life?
The transition from senior high school (SHS) represents an especially challenging period in the lives of young people, particularly girls. It is a difficult time, especially for girls from poor rural communities.
In our man-led society girls become vulnerable and susceptible to a host of challenges which serve as an impediment to their ability to achieve their fullest potential.
Over the past years, Camfed and its partners have been working with young women to forge innovative pathways to enable their successful transition from school to a secure position from which to make future choices.
To address the particular challenges young people face in their transition from SHS, Camfed Ghana, in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, is implementing a transition programme titled “Enable young women to transition from school to entrepreneurship, further study and transformative leadership in Ghana”.
The transition programme is designed, among others, to enable young women to transition from school to entrepreneurship, further study, employment and transformative leadership in Ghana.
The specific objectives of the transition programme are to equip young women who complete SHS with knowledge and skills to make informed decisions on their pathways to successful livelihoods, and connect them to accessible and affordable sources of capital and financial education for business launching and growth.
Creating sustainable opportunities for the youth to transition into employment and self-employment is important for ensuring that they are able to access the means for sustainable livelihoods.
This is particularly important considering that Ghana’s youthful (15 -35 years) population accounts for 35.9 per cent of the total population out of which 40 per cent receive no education at all. About 20 per cent are educated to the SHS level while 3.8 per cent have received tertiary education.