Welcome To Non-Formal Education Division
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT TRAINING
Twenty-two eager and hard-working staff members of the Division have just completed a demanding three-week capacity-building programme in entrepreneurship and small business management. The programme was designed to achieve two goals simultaneously: first, to strengthen the participants’ practical business knowledge and skills, and second, to contribute to the participants’ capacity to conduct and lead their own training programmes targeted to the Regional and District Officers (who will then, in turn, train the Income Generating Activity groups of the Division).
As the training came to a conclusion on Friday afternoon, March 18, 2016, the participants, all carefully selected prior to the start of the programme, had every reason to feel proud of themselves. They had accomplished a great deal in a short amount of time.
During the three-week period, the staff members participated in lively class discussions, completed individual and group assignments, and delivered oral presentations, across the entire programme content. This content included an in-depth study of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial opportunities, business planning and analysis, teamwork and communication, marketing strategy, financial management and accounting, microfinance and access to microcredit, and, finally, business organization structures and design.
Rather than exhibiting any fatigue on Friday afternoon, on the contrary the participants were energized and ready for the next step – to prepare their own training workshops.
Coordinators of the programme were George Bentil, Head of Field Operations, Ms. Mona Amuquandoh, Gender and Partnership Focal Person of the Division, and Ms. Ethel Akyea, Head of Income Generation Activities Unit, also of the Division. The resource person who conducted the training was Ms. Christine Oldfield, a volunteer with World University Service of Canada (WUSC), the organization that sponsored the training.
The Band includes – Highlife, Calypso, Francophone, Soka, Lover’s Rock, Hip life, Reggae, Salsa, Dancehall, and Jazz. We equally entertain and educate our audience with spectacular drama and musical performances.In addition, the band composes theme songs for various occasions, provided there is prior notice of twenty one (21) days to the occasion. The Band also has a theatre group that enacts sketches on developmental issues on Health, Education, Environment and Civic responsibilities etc. Dates to be announced.