The HFC Bank as part of its financial inclusion drive has initiated a social intervention which is benefiting about 5,000 youth across Ghana particularly in Ashaiman, Accra.
The initiative has targeted skills acquisition dubbed ‘HFC Boafoyena’ and affords the young people from 18 to 24 years the opportunity to be enrolled into apprenticeships programmes to acquire gainful employment in industries by opening bank account for themselves with GH¢10.00.
Madam Evelyn Osei-Tutu, the Business Development Manager of the HFC said the initiative sought to bring back hopes of school dropouts at all levels.
“Young people who intend to acquire skills and those who could not further their education due to financial constraints are offered prudent financial management, business and entrepreneurial counselling to help them in their pursuits,” she said.
Madam Osei-Tutu said beneficiaries at the end of the training would be financed with a seed capital to establish their own workshops.