- The Afi Antonio Foundation, founded by Afi Antonio, has yet again embarked on a massive empowerment exercise
- This time, about 60 women including widows, girls who dropped out of school, single moms and disabled women were trained at Anloga in the Volta Region
- They were shown income-generating skills such as bead making, soap making, makeup, marketing strategies and how to start their own business
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Popular Ghanaian charity organization, Afi Antonio Foundation, has empowered women with limited means at Anloga in the Volta Region to start their own businesses.
Information obtained directly by YEN.com.gh confirms that the empowerment programme under the theme, "Empowering Women And Girls For a Better Tomorrow", was undertaken in partnership with Feminine Star Africa.
With the support of the department of social welfare in Anloga, 60 women/girls consisting of widows, single mother's, disabled women and female school dropouts were trained with the entrepreneurial skills.
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The ladies learned bead making, soap making, makeup, marketing strategies, how to start their own business and how to use social media as a tool to benefit their businesses when they start.
The purpose of the training was to provide income-generating skills that will the women realise their financial goals and overcome persistent gender-based barriers.
According to Afi Antonio, the founder of the Afi Antonio Foundation, this particular edition of the empowerment programme was held to give back to her people in her hometown
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"Although we were hoping to get some support from the sittng MP Honorable Kofi Humado, he showed no interest when contacted. We had some individuals who sponsored about 40 participants by paying registration fee of 40ghc which covered their food, drinks and certificate. The training was however free", Afi explains.
It is, however, indicated that DCE of Anloga Honorable Seth Yormewu, Jubilee Radio, Keta, the District Assembly, Anloga, The White House Hotel, Anloga, facilitators and volunteers came on board to make the training a success.
In another benevolent gesture, the Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, Gregory Andrews, was spotted days ago at the dirty Laboma beach in Accra, cleaning the area with a number of people.
In the video sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official YouTube channel of Ghanavi TV, it is indicated that respected icon's clean-up exercise formed part of activities to mark September 19 as World Clean Up Day 2020.
Gregory Andrews was reported that have joined the Ghana Wildlife Society, along with over 100 volunteers and other partner sanitation agencies to embark on the exercise.
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