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Behind My Hopes

  • Author Michael Southcott
  • Publication Date August 8, 2017

The following is a story sent to me by Francis Kipo, a past participant at EQWIP HUBs Tamale BEHIND MY HOPE I was hopeless and dismayed with the fear of the unemployment Cankerworm that has eaten deep into my flesh Discouraged and pusillanimous I felt, In dilemma I took a long walk Asking myself, when?, how? And through whom will I get a job? As I walked down the long road of unemployment I...

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Spotlight on a Partner - Yidana Kobigbilla

  • Author Michael Southcott
  • Publication Date July 20, 2017

After spending one year in school to become a teacher, Yidana decided to follow his passion; he would enroll himself in film school. With his creative intensions growing, he decided to end his year-long placement with the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation and freelance himself; only then could he truly allow his talent as a filmmaker and entrepreneur to grow. Working with various clients built up his...

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Spotlight on Youth - Philip Thomas Dokurugu

  • Author Michael Southcott
  • Publication Date July 20, 2017

Born and schooled in the Northern Region of Ghana, Philip Dokurugu was the first in his family of eight to complete tertiary training. He worked hard throughout his Bachelors of Science in Agriculture Technology and managed to transfer an internship into full-time employment with a local NGO sponsoring children. Leaving Tamale to work in Tumu was a major shift for Philip, but he climbed in his organization...

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Spotlight on Youth - Gloria Awurama Nartey

  • Author Michael Southcott
  • Publication Date July 20, 2017

The EQWIP HUBs Accra Spotlight for March is Gloria Awurama Nartey who graduated from our Foundational program. Originally from the Eastern Region, Gloria moved to Accra with the hopes of finding work, and remembers that difficult time when she lacked financial assistance when she needed it most. Before EQWIP, Gloria volunteered with various organizations. Upon finishing the EQWIP HUBs training...

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Spotlight on Youth - Fuseini Asia

  • Author Michael Southcott
  • Publication Date July 20, 2017

Fuseini Asia was born, raised, and educated in Tamale. As a young woman with a keen eye for fashion, she followed her desire to specialize in Fashion and Design at Tamale Polytechnic. It was here where she gained both theoretical and practical knowledge in becoming a professional seamstress, allowing her formal training to set her apart from others. Asia’s goal is to one day open her own seamstress...

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Spotlight on Youth - Rahama Abdul-Rahman

  • Author Michael Southcott
  • Publication Date March 28, 2017

Rahama is a young woman familiar to EQWIP HUBs Tamale. She has completed Foundational and Entrepreneurship Training, owns a small catering business that Hub volunteers frequently order from, and she has even started an NGO, Empowering Transforming Communities (ETC), that matches mentors to young girls in secondary school. Rahama is on a clear path to success, but she has faced several challenges in...

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Osmanu's Story

  • Author Michael Southcott
  • Publication Date January 17, 2017

Osmanu is a former participant of Foundation Training at EQWIP HUBs. He is from Accra and is now an established young professional working in Tamale. “I felt that, after coming out of university and having completed my National Service, it was really important for me to equip myself with the skills to survive in the world of work. Wanting to add more value to what I already had made me want to sign...

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Isabelle's Story

  • Author Laura Penney
  • Publication Date October 26, 2016

Hi, my name is Isabelle. I was part of the second cohort of the Eqwip Hubs Training Programme. I completed the Foundational and Employability training. Being a part of this training has really been beneficial to me and everyone given this opportunity should not take it for granted. It has helped me build on my self-confidence and other areas of my life, personal and professional. I was a shy person...

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Employment

Welcome to EQWIP HUBs Tamale in Ghana!

  • Author Ronit Schwabe
  • Publication Date March 7, 2016

Tamale has a growing population, whose future depends on youth developing skills today. Currently, youth unemployment is a significant issue in Ghana. Tamale is Ghana's third largest city, so the potential for economic development is incredibly high. This is the ideal location for an innovative EQWIP HUB! We are working in collaboration with The National Service Scheme Northern Region, which provides...

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