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Learning Exchange connects Indian and Ghanaian grantees

Posted 01 August 2016 in EMpower News   |   Share

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EMpower’s grantee partner Azad Foundation in Delhi hosted a workshop for another EMpower grantee partner, Network of Women in Growth (NEWIG) from Ghana. NEWIG’s Executive Director Mawusi Awity and Program Head Wesley Owusu were in Delhi to participate in this workshop. NEWIG and Azad Foundation’s teams worked together to develop strategies, shared their learning and best practices to structure a driving training program for women in Ghana.

Azad Foundation provides training and support to young women to become commercial drivers, earning more income and serving as role models. NEWIG provides vocational training and business management skills to women in Adansi South Ghana. With EMpower support, NEWIG provides non-traditional livelihood opportunities for young women through a professional driving course combined with training in entrepreneurship and gender awareness. Discussion included how to help participants understand their lives, needs and challenges faced as they attend training to become drivers.

We’re excited to help facilitate exchanges like this one, to help our inspiring partners learn from each other and better help at-risk youth access livelihoods opportunities like professional driving.

Above photo: Meenu Vadera, Executive director of Azad Foundation, with Mawusi Awity, Executive Director of NEWIG

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