Youth Empowerment Synergy (YES), Ghana has awarded grants of up to GH¢14,000 to various students groups of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) and the University for Development Studies (UDS).
The grants are to enable the students to undertake various social impact programmes in the Central and Northern Regions.
A total of 60 students, in 11 groups were awarded a grant of over GH¢ 100,000, with the groups receiving between GH¢8, 000 and GH¢14, 000 each based on their respective social interventions which had been vetted and approved by a committee.
The event was part of the Ford Foundation-funded Youth Leadership for Social Change project which is being implemented by YES-Ghana in collaboration with UCC.
The grant awardees had previously in April received training on leadership and project implementation through the Youth Academy for Social Change.
The awardees were also taken through professional mentoring from selected faculty members and industry players.
Speaking at the function, the Project Manager, Mr Eric Saforo, said the practical application of the skills, knowledge, and understanding gained through the Youth Academy for Social Change was essential to ensuring that the fellows learn to generalise and apply what they had learnt in other situations. “Through this process, youth leaders will become more involved in their communities, and provide real service,” he said.
The awardees are expected to implement their initiatives during the vacation period.
Source: Citi FM