As part of efforts to positively touch lives and give back to the disadvantaged in the society, the ISACA Accra Chapter has moved to partner the Grooming Institute to impart knowledge on skills training to over 20 street and homeless girls drawn from various part of the country.
The initiative dubbed “Skills Training for Homeless Girls” is a free one day hands-on skills training which seeks to build the capacity of the participants and offer them the opportunity to create handmade crafts on their own out of which they can earn a living.
The beneficiaries made up of the Kayayei (female head porters), the disadvantaged and street girls were equipped with the basic skills on how to produce millinery and accessories such as Ankara necklaces, earrings, bracelets, fascinators, branding and packaging among others.
According to Carl Sackey, ISACA’s Accra Chapter President, the move forms part of ISACA’s Social Corporate Responsibility (CSR) to give back to and positively impact the society especially on October 5 of every year.
Touching on the significance of the initiative and the day in an interview, Mr Sackey said: “We exemplify our purpose, promise, and values with a day of service around the world to have a positive impact on the world and that’s exactly the essence of marking the CommunITy Day”.
“As a global IT Company, not only can we can help individuals realize the positive potential of technology, but together, we can help people realize the positive potential of ISACA’s global society”.
Mr. Sackey appealed to all corporate organizations, institutions, NGOs and CSOs in the country to emulate ISACA’s gesture and help contribute their quota to the betterment of lives of the disadvantaged girls and children in the society to relieve them from the burden of hardship.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Grooming Institute of Ghana, Rev. Pearl Amoah who conducted the training charged the participants to make good use of the opportunity given them to better their lives.
She called on donor corporate organizations, institutions, agencies and philanthropists to desist from sponsoring the “so-called celebrities and stars” and rather channel their energies towards supporting the underprivileged youth in the society to live a life of dignity.
ISACA CommunITy Day is a day set aside annually for global service by ISACA members (through their chapters) including staff where they give back to their local communities.
ISACA in its mission to positively impact the world set up October 5, as a day where various Chapters holds a range of interesting and fun opportunities to engage members of various interests and ensure that there is something for everyone.
Source:Joseph Kobla Wemakor