ISACA Accra Chapter celebrates ‘Community Day’, partner Grooming Institute to equip homeless, less privileged girls with skills
As youth unemployed gap continues to widen in Ghana, there’s the need for urgent action on part of all and sundry to close the gap to avert the danger of losing our youth to crime and other unforseen social vices.
In a bid to help address the canker, the ISACA Accra Chapter has moved to partner the Grooming Institute to equip thirteen (13) homeless and less privileged girls with skills in country, aimed at securing a better future for them.
Dubbed “Skills Training for Homeless Girls” is a free one day hands-on skills training specifically tailored to build the capacity of the 13 beneficiaries made up of the Kayayei (female head porters), the disadvantaged and street girls.
They 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 Mr. Carl Sackey, President of ISACA Accra Chapter 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 initiative and the significance of 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 spending their resources in sponsoring the “so-called celebrities and stars” making waves on social media but rather channel their energies towards assisting 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.
ISACA is an independent, non-profit, global association, and its Accra Chapter is the 184th chapter within the global network of more than 120,000 professionals in 180 countries.
The ISACA Accra Chapter is the largest technology-based professional body in the country today, with diverse professional backgrounds in the fields of finance, telecommunications, academia, healthcare and consumer services amongst others.