Suame artisans receive support worth 50,000 from the Sompahemaa Foundation
Wife of the Majority Leader in Parliament and Managing Director of the Sompahemaa Foundation, Ms. Irene Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu donated handicrafts valued at GHS 50,000.00 to approximately two hundred women in Suame constituency.
The articles aim to help set up the 200 women who have been trained in hairdressing, tailoring and braiding in the communities of the famous constituency.
In a brief ceremony in Suame to mark the occasion, Ms. Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu urged beneficiaries to use the materials wisely. She thought it would serve them well as their livelihood would now depend on the jobs they use this equipment for.
Speaking of the equipment, Ms Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu said the knitting machine would help people who learned this skill during the recent training given to people in the constituency.
People who had trained in hairdressing, the wife of the majority leader said they can now practice full time by installing the hair dryers and hand dryers provided for their use.
Ms. Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu further urged those who had also received small seed money to use it to start their braiding, beading and weaving workshops.
She noted that by learning to settle down with what they received, they would encourage many young people in the region who are unemployed to learn a trade or art.
The beneficiaries of the Sompahemaa Foundation’s gesture were mostly young people who had created campaign clubs to support the deputy for Suame constituency, the Honorable Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu.
These ladies had received training in soap making, bead making, sewing and braiding. While waiting for the Foundation’s gesture, the lack of capital or start-up had most of the time pushed them back into their shelves.
Support from the Sompahemaa Foundation, a non-governmental organization, is therefore a welcome gesture to ensure that young people, mostly women, use their acquired skills for businesses and for their families.