Programs at Baobab Academy
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This is Musah. Today is a happy day for this young man who has been through many trials and difficulties in life. Musah was born in Savelgu, a small town in the Northern Region of Ghana, he is the elder of two siblings. One day, his father, a farmer passed away. So, he dropped out of school to help his mother on the farm. Some relatives were interested in taking advantage of the poor widow’s fragility and tried to dispossess her of….Read More
As part of the Baobab Academy’s Community Intervention Program and objective of skills training for the youth to reduce poverty and empower stakeholders, the Beads Making course was designed, considering the season, fashion trends, and market preferences of current Ghanaians. The training was designed to span a period of three months, after which trainees are able to use beads in designing artifacts and accessories ready for the market.…Read More
He left Ghana through Libya to Italy. He stayed in Libya for a little over a year in order to earn an income and get to Italy by sea. Prior to leaving for Italy through Lybia in 2005, James had a wife with four children (3 boys and a girl). Living in Tereposo (Dunkwa-Offin), James and his family were cocoa farmers. Cocoa farming is seasonal and the proceeds, when made, were not enough to cater for the family…Read More
Single mothers especially in the Ghanaian rural communities face the challenge of social stigmatization, rejection, and abuse. Understanding, acceptance, and inclusion are vital to empowering single mothers and their children.…Read More
Osu is a traditional Ga settlement in Accra (Ghana), located at the central business district of Accra. The area is known for its busy commercial district, restaurants and nightlife. However, behind the glitz is a fishing community with many people living in poor conditions and a youth population facing high levels of unemployment mainly due to lack of adequate skills and training. In 2016, the Baobab Academy carried out an extensive fact-finding mission among the youth in the community. It emerged that large number of young peoples…Read More
Ghana has seen a good deal of economic and social development over the past decade. However, the distribution of wealth still remains a large problem in the country. There are communities that still struggle with access to basic needs such as education, health care and sanitation. These communities can be found in the larger metropolis such as Accra and in the remote rural areas…Read More
Health is a basic good that conditions all aspects of human life and achievement. Globally, countries are faced with challenges in the quest to improve health care provision. These healthcare challenges range from rising number of patients with varying diseases, ageing population and a chronic lack of human and material resources. The health care system in Ghana is under stress. Persons living in rural areas do not have access to quality health care. Doctor to patient ratios remain at a high of about 8000 and life expectancy still hovers around 62 years… Read More
Many single mothers, some quite young, are unable to support their children who sometimes end up on the streets and are unable to pursue any form of education. A good number of these women are determined to better their lives. It is against this backdrop that Amicus Onlus, through the Baobab Academy, rolled out the ‘Skills Training Outreach’ in deprived communities…Read More
Ghana’s population is young. More than 50% of Ghanaians are under 25 years old. The number of job opportunities available is quite small compared to the number of persons coming on to the job market each year. Amicus believes that a key solution to this challenge is to transform job seekers into job creators. An efficient way to achieve this is to provide skills to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) means to grow. SMEs are the backbone of the Ghanaian economy, representing 85% of the economy and…Read More