Amicus Onlus, an NGO operating in skills training and health care in Ghana since 2003 is inaugurating a 400seating capacity youth center in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Apam (Gomoa West, C/R).

Old Building Before the renovation

The project, financed by the Italian Catholic Bishops’ Conference in collaboration with Amicus Onlus has restructured and refurbished an old abandoned church building to become an educational and recreational hub for the youth of Apam.

The center, furnished with sewing machines, ICT equipment, conference and meeting facilities will offer opportunities to the high number of unemployed youth in the area to acquire bread-winning skills.

During the inauguration, the first batch of students from the neighboring town of Mumford (Jomah) who for the past year have received training from Amicus Onlus and have successfully completed their formation will each receive a brand new sewing machine to enable them start their small scale entrepreneurship activities. A large proportion of these students are young mothers who through their earnings will cater for their households.

After renovation of the old building

Present at the event will be the Italian Ambassador to Ghana, H.E Giovanni Favilli, the Spanish Ambassador, H.E Alicia Rico, Miss Dana Chocron, Country Rep for MASHAV, Israel, the Vicar General of the  Archdiocese of Cape Coast Most Rev. Monsignor Bonaventure Annan, the chiefs and people of Apam, the catholic faithful guided by the Parish Priest Rev. Fr James Akpanyi and other dignitaries.

The president of Amicus Onlus, Dr. Caesar Atuire says;

Amicus is committed to working with communities to provide concrete and tangible solutions to the various challenges in Ghana, particularly enabling young women and men to acquire the skills necessary to gain self-sustaining occupation.”

Amicus believes that life changing solutions and opportunities can only be sustainably achieved through real collaboration and engagement with stakeholders and not a top to bottom one measure for all solutions.”

Citinews Reported : Amicus Builds Youth Center in Apam

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