The Yaakoro Youth Development Center (YAYDEC) in Tamale is an initiative of Mr. Rashid, an enthusiastic entrepreneur who set up a training center for girls and young women who want to learn the trade of dressmaker or weaver but do not have the financial means. “Yaakoro” means “refugee/emigrant”, and the center focuses on ladies who would often be rejected by their community, or girls who returned from the hard street life in Kumasi or Accra. YAYDEC is a young ambitious organization with a lot of potential and growth opportunities.

Adamfo Ghana has committed to further improving and expanding the facilities in the center with various projects since January 2021. We are also looking for ways to further strengthen the YAYDEC organisation, so that the Centre eventually becomes financially independent and self-sufficient.

One of the first priorities was project ‘A Solid Foundation’, with the aim of laying a concrete floor at the front outside of the center. This means that the weaving lessons, which are partly given outside, can also continue during the rainy season. This project has now been successfully completed. The project ‘Sustainable Furnishing’ has also been completed. This involved the purchase of wooden work tables and chairs, and the laying of vinyl flooring in the classrooms, so that all trainees have their own work table and chair. We are grateful for the support of this project by the Molenaars Kinderfonds Foundation with an amount of 1527 euros.

The next priorities are the tiling of the floors of the toilets and workshops, and the expansion of the computer room.¬†Would you like to contribute to improving YAYDEC’s facilities?

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