Empowering young people to tackle unemployment in Ghana.
To increase economic and employment opportunities for young people in Ghana, High School Gh (HSGH) set out to empower young people with skills not typically taught in Ghanaian classrooms: entrepreneurship, financial literacy, problem solving, critical thinking, leadership skills, digital and STEM skills.
In Ghana, mounting population growth has led to high unemployment, especially among the youth. According to the World Bank in its recent report on jobs in Ghana disclosed that about 48 percent of youth in the country, who are between the ages of 14-24 are unemployed.
Challenging young people to look beyond the classroom
It is apparent, right now in Ghana that most students go to school just for the sake of going to school. Students are going to school to study to pass their examinations from one level to another.
This system of education can leave young people with few professional options after graduation. It also contributes to the skills gap between what students learn in the classroom and what employers seek.
“If you don’t get the opportunity to further your education to a high level or get employed immediately after high school, you should be able to develop an idea, business, or organisation by yourself. This is the whole idea that we are trying to teach these young people” says Benjamin Dzamesi, Founder & Director, High School Gh
It is this vision that inspired the MONEYWISE programme and the MONEYWISE CAMPUS TOUR. The MONEYWISE Programme, free to access, prepares young people for the real world by showing them how to create wealth, and effectively manage it, how to create jobs to make their communities more robust and economically resilient and how to apply entrepreneurial, leadership and innovative thinking to succeed at the workplace.
The MONEYWISE programme not only equips young Ghanaians with skills, tools and resources to become prudent managers of financial resources, successful; entrepreneurs, individuals, and change leaders in the society, it gives students the tools to help them succeed financially, enabling us to build a stronger and more economically resilient Ghana.
Creating entrepreneurial leaders & communities in Ghana
At the core of the MONEYWISE Programme and the Campus tour is the desire to enable 1 million young people in Ghana to create their own wealth and jobs by 2030. The MONEYWISE CAMPUS TOUR is going to 30+ High Schools across 5+ Regions to reach over 10,000+ students to empower them to start the journey of making and saving money and becoming successful individuals, entrepreneurs and effective change leaders.
Over 10,000 teens will be empowered to start making financial decisions NOW! to become financially prudent and independent for the future. Through the MONEYWISE programme, young people in Ghana are empowered to own their economic success and independence for their short-term to long-term financial security.
Ghana Lebanon Islamic Senior High School – GLISS
The MONEYWISE Campus Tour started on the 26th of October, 2018 at the Ghana Lebanon Islamic School in Accra. We trained 200 students in Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship, Digital Skills and also provided a mentoring opportunity for the students to interact with the young successful entrepreneurs and trail blazers for guidance and inspiration.
There are several ways you can get involved with the work we are doing. Our corporate partners directly support HSGH programmes that teach vital financial-literacy skills, nurture the entrepreneurial spirit, and create a workforce ready for today’s business challenges in communities around the country. Your investment enables young people in the country to create start-ups, learn to succeed in the workplace, and successfully and prudently manage their finances. This makes the nation stronger for all of us. Want to learn more about how you can get involved, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are some pictures from the training at GLISS.