The Institute of African Arts and Technology (IAAT) held an orientation for 150 vulnerable girls who are beneficiaries of the N4G project (Network for Enterprise Development Learning through Sewing for Girls) at Bolga, in the Upper East Region of Ghana.
The goal of the initiative is to close the skills gap in Ghana’s fashion and textile sector. The chosen girls will receive training from IAAT in a variety of fashion-related skills, including dressmaking, hairstyling, and accessorizing. Training will be 80% practical which includes field trips and attachments. Theoretical studies will make up 20% which includes the use of ICT tools for business, sales management, industry research and social media.
At the orientation event, the C.E.O. of Group Nallem and the president of IAAT (Mr. Gregory Kanko) urged the beneficiaries to treat their training seriously and gave them assurances that IAAT would be ready to give them the finest possible training.
GIZ, KFW, Samira Empowerment and Humanitarian Projects (SEHP), and the Ghana Export-Import Bank(GEXIM) all provided funding and support for the initiative.