Center for Empowerment and Enterprise Development in Ghana
The International Needs Vocational Training Center (INVTC) in Adidome, Ghana started in November 1991 as a private all-female vocational training facility to empower young women to be economically and socially independent through skills training and women empowerment program. The center’s primary focus was educating and rehabilitating women and young girls rescued from the Trokosi practice.
Over the last 27 years, INVTC has achieved remarkable success in transforming the lives of over 5,000 poor, marginalized, and unskilled women through education in skills related to fashion design, beauty therapy/cosmetology, and hospitality.
Ghanaian law has been amended, making the Trokosi practice a crime, and this is something to celebrate. IN Ghana is looking to the future of the training center, determining how best to serve and educate students in today’s world.
As part of this plan for the future, the center has been renamed the Center for Empowerment and Enterprise Development (CEED), and will offer current skills training in fashion, hospitality management, and cosmetology. Future plans include training in skills that will prepare students for careers in design and technology.
Special care will be given to provide support for student-created small businesses as they start out, connecting students with coaches and mentors in their field and including a global perspective of their industry as part of the curriculum.
Please continue to pray for the many ways the Lord will impact students through this ministry.
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“Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the Lord”