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Supporting young people facing sexual violence and long-term abuse. Where does a young person go? who do they talk to? They have no one to confide in, but he, he is taking advantage of her social status with his power and money. she is naive, young and her innocence has been STOLEN. She bleeds in pain but is scared to speak out, she is scared to tell even his wife, because she relies on him for food money and shelter.
The options are- Stay and the cycle of abuse. Or leave and sleep on the streets and be even more vulnerable?
The rate of sexual violence from 2012 to 2019 has fluctuated between 12 and 19 per 100,000 females. It was 14 per 100,000 in 2019 which was twice the robbery rate for that year, the report indicates. Further analysis showed the Greater Accra and Central regions were hot spots of sexual violence and robbery, with the sexual violence rate in Greater Accra reaching 35 per 100, 000 females.
However, the report also shows that violent crimes have remained relatively stable over time as murder cases stand at 2 per every 100,000 people.
About 14 in every 100,000 females in Ghana face crimes related to sexual violence, a new study by the African Institute for Crime, Policy and Governance Research has revealed. According to the study which was conducted with data from 2012 to 2019, sexual violence is the most common offense among women and girls.
There are varying reasons why girls in particular find themselves in positions of vulnerability, poverty, being groomed by older more wealthy men or men with status, girls feel they can not refuse sexual advances and are then victims to sexual violence.
Help us give a safe space to young girls fleeing abuse, we will supply a home, medical care, mental health support and give them the tools needed to be confident to go back into society, they will develop- key skills which will assist them in either getting a job, or start their own business thus ensuring, they will not need to be placed in a vulnerable position in the future
THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY
We currently feed 570 Children & Young people on a weekly basis, however, this number is relatively low in comparison to the number of children in any one village.
By sponsoring an individual child or a family from as little as £20 or £100+ per month you will be able to not only offer children breakfast, but a nutritional lunch too.
ACCESS TO OPPORTUNITY
We have mentioned many children either do not attend school, or fall out of education by the age of 10, with your support we can ensure children stay in education, thus, giving them more access to opportunities, jobs and a much better quality of life.
Your sponsorship will make a huge difference to a girl or boy in need – ensuring they have enough to eat, an education and hope for the future.
As their only sponsor, you’ll have a special relationship with your sponsored child. You’ll receive photos, handwritten messages and regular updates from their community.
You can choose to sponsor a child or family, as well as their age and gender – or you can leave it to our team to decide; they know which communities are in greatest need. It only takes a few minutes to become a child sponsor, but you could change a child’s life forever.
Apprenticeships are an exciting option – young people get hands-on training and also the chance to put their skills into practice.
Apprenticeships are available at multiple levels. From school leavers, people up-skilling in their careers and complete career changes. There are hundreds to choose from within a varying of fields, from seamstress to car manufacturer, the possibilities are endless.
When we support a young person to become an apprentice, it is important to understand how things are going to work and what to expect. Firstly, prior to their start date, we will need to confirm all the logistics with their employer; they will usually contact either the apprentice or us regarding this beforehand. This should include working hours, job description, dress code or uniform, whether the young person will require their own laptop, their travel options and who they will be working with directly.
Once they have started their placement, they should expect to be carrying out hands-on work for around 80% of their hours, and spend the remainder of the time studying for their apprenticeship. This could take place at home a training centre or online.
Key Benefits of sponsoring an Apprentice
From gaining invaluable new skills to earning their first salary, there are countless benefits to sponsoring a young person in taking part in an apprenticeship scheme. Let’s take a look at the benefits of apprenticeships for employees in more detail:
1. Gain hands-on experience
Since a young person will be working as part of a team of experienced professionals for the majority of their apprenticeship, they will have the opportunity to expand their skill-set and benefit from hands-on experience. Best of all, they will be able to learn from their colleagues on a daily basis and support the young persons professional development.
2. Benefit from support systems and learning aids
Apprenticeships offer a much higher level of support than regular jobs, and their employers will be there to help guide through the career journey. They will give them the support they need to progress, whether that’s answering role-related questions or providing access to useful resources to aid their studies.
3. Get paid to learn
Apprenticeships offer you the opportunity to get paid to learn. Your sponsorship will earn them a basic salary while they gain invaluable experience and expert knowledge that will set a young person up for future career success. So, unlike university, they will not be left with a large student loan to pay off over time but, instead, a strong professional skill set and knowledge-base, as well as more money in their pocket.
So, what is an apprenticeship wage? The national minimum apprenticeship rate in Ghana is 12ghc per day (£0.90p) but is set to rise.
4. Gain industry-recognised qualifications
During the apprenticeship, a young person will gain industry-recognised qualifications, which can help validate their skills and knowledge, and help them demonstrate their value to future employers. They can carry these qualifications with them throughout their career, which will improve future job prospects.
5. Get a feel for the work environment
An apprenticeship is a great way to bridge the gap between finishing education and kickstarting a career. For example, an apprenticeship will help a young person get a feel for a professional work environment and gives them the opportunity to brush up on their transferable skills along the way, such as communication, time management and problem-solving.
6. Improve their employability
In today’s professional world, many employers require a minimum level of experience when hiring new talent, and having experience as an apprentice can help one tick that box. An apprenticeship will help them demonstrate their expertise to employers and improve their employability.